POZNAN, Poland (June 6) – The 2023 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series resumes today, Tuesday, June 6, with the Irena Szewinska Memorial 2023. Among the events lined up for this thrilling competition is the admiringly and well-anticipated women’s Hammer Throw, featuring a star-studded field, ready to put on a show for the supporters at the Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium.
While the current top sprinters are busy maneuvering head-to-head competitions, and other notable athletes choose to pull out of featured events, the throwers, particularly the Hammer and Shot women, have eagerly embraced the early season battles. This has generated excitement among the fans who are anticipating yet another captivating encounter in Bydgoszcz.
Headlining the field are some of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the event. Reigning world champion Brooke Andersen of the United States, three-time Olympic champion, four-time world champion, and four-time European champion Anita Włodarczyk from Poland, as well as Camryn Rogers of Canada, the world silver medalist, and Janee Kassanavoid (USA), the world bronze medalist, are expected to set the bar high.
Andersen has been dominant this season, leading the world rankings with a personal best throw of 80.17m. Meanwhile, Rogers, who picked up a big win against a formidable field in Chorzów just two days ago, also prevailed over her American rival, Andersen, last month, while securing a season best and national record of 78.62m, to sit second on this year’s performance list.
Włodarczyk, who faced various challenges during the 2022 season is now back on full schedule and she aims to put on an impressive display in front of her home supporters today as she makes a gradual return to competition.
The field is further enriched by the inclusion of prominent athletes such as Anette Echikunwoke and Alyssa Wilson from the USA, Malwina Kopron of Poland, who claimed Olympic bronze in Tokyo, Bianca Ghelber of Romania, the European champion, Ewa Różańska, Poland’s European silver medalist, and Hanna Skydan of Azerbaijan, the 2016 European bronze medalist.
As anticipation builds for the Irena Szewinska Memorial 2023, athletics fans can look forward to witnessing a compelling clash, featuring some of the best talents in the women’s Hammer Throw event.
- Hanna Skydan – (Azerbaijan), PB: 75.29m, SB: 67.00m
- Malwina Kopron – (Poland), PB: 76.85m, SB: 69.14m
- Ewa Różańska – (Poland), PB: 72.12m, SB: 69.52m
- Anita Włodarczyk – (Poland), PB: 82.98m, SB: 70.67m
- Alyssa Wilson – (United States), PB: 74.78m, SB: 71.84m
- Bianca Ghelber – (Romania), PB: 74.18m, SB: 73.09m
- Camryn Rogers – (Canada), PB: 78.62m, SB: 78.62m
- Anette Echikunwoke – (United States), PB: 75.49m, SB: 75.00m
- Janee Kassanavoid – (United States), PB: 78.00m, SB: 76.60m
- Brooke Andersen – (United States), PB: 80.17m, SB: 80.17m