World runner-up Kristjan Čeh did not defend the Diamond League champion title in the discus throw, as he was second in Eugene. He beat Sweden’s Daniel Ståhl with a throw of 67.64 m, but what if Australian Matt Denny threw the discus 68.43 m in the last series and won.
On the second day of the finals of the most prestigious series of athletics meetings, last year’s best Slovenian athlete threw the javelin 67.64 m and was second, he surprisingly won Matthew Denny with an Australian record of 68.43m.
Denny, fourth at this year’s World Championships in Budapest and also at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, came away with the victory in the penultimate throw of the match.
A repeat of the story from Budapest
The 24-year-old Czech, who became the world champion in Eugene last year, achieved his distance of the day in the second series.
Thus, the story from the WC in the Hungarian capital was repeated, when the Czech lost the gold in a similar way. Then he was overtaken by the Olympic winner Daniel Ståhl, who was third this time with a throw of 67.36 m.
The Czech, who won all the diamond events last year, repeated Tina Šutej’s ranking on Saturday, who was second in the pole vault and narrowly missed the victory with the national outdoor record. Third Slovenian finalist Maruša Mišmaš Zrimšek was sixth in the 3000m steeplechase.