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Pars beats Kozmus at Németh Pál Memorial throw challenge

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.

Reigning European champion Tatyana Lysenko of Russia won the women’s event with a throw of 72.79m….Read More

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