Leiria to host 2014 European Cup Winter Throwing

Leiria to host 2014 European Cup Winter Throwing
European Athletics

Yevgeniya Kolodko of Russian wins gold in the shot put event at the European Cup Winter Throwing in Castellon, Spain.

European Athletics has awarded the 2014 European Cup Winter Throwing to the Portuguese city of Leiria.

The European Athletics Executive Board approved the decision during its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 17 September 2013.

The competition will take place over two days on 15-16 March 2014. 

The event is designed for athletes specialising in discus, javelin, hammer throwing and shot put.

It is intended to counterbalance the fact that indoor athletics meetings cannot host the longer throwing events.

This competition allows athletes to test their form for the forthcoming outdoor season.

Last year Russian Mariya Abakumova won the javelin women’s competition with a superb last-round effort of 69.34m in Castellon, Spain, breaking the Cup record.