A wholesome action was witnessed by the fans present at the event of 53rd edition of Brothers Znamenskiy Memorial, as some of the World’s renowned athletes in different disciplines of athletics came to the forefront to produce scintillating action. The Meteor
stadium roared with cheers for the athletes who stood par excellence and were no short in making impactful statements. The event was highlighted by the Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk who embossed her magnificent performance to let the home crowd enjoy sheer
entertainment and with her was the local lad Yuriy Borzakovskiy in the 800m category who made no error in making his mark.
In the category of men’s 800m, the 2004 Olympic 800m champion wasn’t anyways in the mood to let goo the competition with ease and making an impactful statement he finished the distance in 1:43.99 to beat Boaz Lalang of Kenya who finished at 1:44.20. Russia’s
Ivan Tukhtachev managed to attain a spot at the podium finishing at 1:45.47. The competition’s victory turned out to be the fastest one for the 30-year-old Borzakovskiy.
Ostapchuk, the reigning World Indoor Shot Put champion from Belarus who inducted herself in the competition with current world lead this season with the 20.59m heave for a victory at the Eugene meeting of Samsung Diamond league series on June 4 took out
the best of her and had valid two attempts in today’s competition in the round four.
Ostapchuk commenced with a 18.94m heave and was on her way to a foul in the second attempt and the fourth attempt which concluded in a scintillating fashion. The third attempt had paid her off well when she released a gigantic 20.94m throw that saw her won
the contest and bank a season’s lead which seemed matchless for any other athlete with the exception of the reigning World and Olympic champion from New Zealand Valerie Adams.
The competition wasn’t somehow intense due to the absence of Valerie Adams of which the advantage was surely availed by USA’s Jillian Camarena-Williams who managed her best to secure the second spot with the last round scores of 19.15m and she was followed
by Russia’s 21-year-old Yevgeniya Kolodko at 18.67.