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Best In The World For 14 years!
From IAAF - World shot put champion Joe Kovacs added one centimetre to his lifetime best at the Tucson Elite Classic in Tucson on Thursday (18), winning with 22.57m.The 27-year-old launched his winning effort in the first round and then followed it with 22.10m in round two, a foul in round three and a 22.26m heave in round four. Happy with his day's work, he passed his final two attempts.The Olympic silver medallist won by almost two metres as USA's Josh Freeman placed second with 20.58m. "It was great to start 2017 with a PB on the first throw" said Kovacs after consolidating his position at eighth on the world all-time list. The list time anyone threw farther than Kovacs's 22.57m was back in 2003.
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Allman #4 World Ranking!
From Palo Alto Online - Valarie Allman established the best American mark of the year in her event at the Cardinal Classic at Cobb Track and Angell Field on Saturday. Allman, a senior who is redshirting, broke a stadium record with the fourth-longest discus throw in the world this year, of 212 feet, 3 inches (64.69 meters). Allman, the two-time Pac-12 champ defeated Florida State’s Jamaican Olympian Kellion Knibb, who set a personal best of 202-1 (61.59m) in a dual of two of the top three placers at last year’s NCAA Championships. Allman took down the stadium record of 211-5 (64.44m) set at the 2002 U.S. Championships by Kris Kuehl. However, the Stanford all-comers record remains, barely, at 212-6 (64.77m) by Arizona’s Meg Ritchie in 1981 at Stanford Stadium. In her first year under new Stanford throws coach Zeb Sion, Allman set her third personal record four discus competitions, shattering her week-old best of 205-6 (62.64m) and improving upon her 2016 personal best by more than 10 feet.
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