By Symone Goss World-Track
STOCKHOLM — Polish Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski and Germany’s Nadine Kleinert got the better of their American challengers to win the men’s and women’s ‘DN Galan Big Shot’ events in a downtown park on Thursday.
Majewski, inching back into that shape that won him the Olympic crown in Beijing last year, heaved a world-leading and national record of 21.95 metres to win the men’s event over Americans Reese Hoffa and Adam Nelson.
"It feels great, I’m very happy," said Majewski. "I am extremely happy. That was a very big PB!
"I’m in great shape. I think I can do better," he added.
Hoffa finished second with a best mark of 21.53m, with Nelson taking third with 20.73m.
I have four more workouts to really work on what we did today before I have another showdown with Tomasz," Hoffa said.
"He’s in great form right now, but I know that I’m more than capable of being able to throw that throw (21.95m).
"Ultimately I’m gearing up to make sure that throw will come out in Berlin."
The women’s event went to Kleinert, the reigning world bronze medallist, after she best the field with a mark of 19.48m. USA’s champion Michelle Carter threw 19.13m second place, while third went to Cuban Misleydis González, who had a mark of 18.73m.
DN Galan Big Shot results
Shot Put –
1 Tomasz Majewski POL 21.95m; 2 Reese Hoffa USA 21.53; 3 Adam Nelson USA 20.73; 4 Dylan Armstrong CAN 20.42; 5 Pavel Sofin RUS 19.94; 6 Taavi Peetre EST 19.86; 7 Dorian Scott JAM 19.71; 8 Russell Winger USA 19.49; 9 Scott Martin AUS 19.32; 10 Anlezark , Justin AUS 18.86
Shot Put –
1 Nadine Kleinert GER 19.48; 2 Michelle Carter USA 19.13; 3 Misleydis González CUB 18.73; 4 Denise Hinrichs GER 18.57; 5 Cleopatra Borel-Brown TRI 18.19; 6 Anca Heltne ROU 17.98; 7 Austra Skujyte LTU 17.31; 8 Helena Engman SWE 17.08; 9 Alena Kopets BLR 17.02; 10 Elizabeth Wanless USA 16.87.