Reigning world champion and 2020 world leader Discus thrower Daniel Stahl of Sweden will head a strong cast as the international season continues at the 10th Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, the season’s second World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting on Wednesdays, August 19, 2020.
The Swedish’s 27-Year-Old, who’s won his last 10 competitions, 11 of 12 this year and leads the world with at 71.37m, the second-best throw of his career.
Once again, the Stahl will take on Lithuania’s 2017 world champion Andrius Gudzius, world bronze medallist Lukas Weisshaidinger of Austria and rising Slovenian star Kristjan Ceh, third on the world list with 68.75.
Four-time world champion Pawel Fajdek is the marquee attraction in the hammer throw, but the local focus will fall on 23-year-old Bence Halasz, the 2019 world bronze medallist who improved his career-best to 79.88m at the national championships on 9 August, the second the farthest throw of the year.
Poland’s reigning European champion Wojciech Nowicki, who has thrown 78.52m this year, is also in the field, along with age group standout Myhaylo Kokhan of Ukraine, who was fifth at the World Championships last year and is still just 19.
On the women’s side, Joanna Fiodorow of Poland, the silver medallist at last year’s World Championships, and Alexandra Tavernier of France, the 2018 European silver medallist who improved the national record to 74.94m, lead the field. Hanna Malyshik of Belarus, the world leader at 75.45m, is also expected to be in the hunt.