Abakumova close to PB
Beijing silver medalist Mariya Abakumova won the women’s javelin throw achieving 64.32 at the Znamensky Memorial in Zhukovskiy. She needed only 17cm to reach her PB.
Abakumova achieved her win result on her last attempt with the crowd support, which helped her to concentrate on the final throw according to her. Abakumova was the only one who managed an over-60-meter throw.
Monica Stoian of Romania placed second with 59.23. Mariya Yakovenko was third – 57.47. The meeting’s record holder Valeriya Zabruskova placed 7th - 51.05.
Belorussian Andrey Mikhnevich won the men’s shot put achieving 20.61. Pavel Sofyin was second – 19.87, and Maksim Sidorov placed third - 19.57.
Momchil Karailiev of Bulgaria won the men’s triple jump achieving a over-17-meter result – 17.18. Dmitriy Detsyuk of Belorussia placed second – 16.78. Ukraine’s Viktor Yastrebov was third – 16.71.