Olympic silver medallist Krisztian Pars and won the inaugural Németh Pál Memorial International Hammer Throw challenge in the western Hungarian city of Szombathely on Tuesday.

the Hungarian, a protégé of the legendary Hungarian Hammer guru, got the better of a strong field that included Olympic and world champion Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia and Berlin bronze medallist Aleksey Zagorniy of Russia, with a throw of 79.65m.

"It was a very emotional moment for me. I wanted to win it for ‘Uncle Pali.’ I am very pleased that I could win today and so many people came out. They gave me extra motivation," said an emotional Pars.

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