Ostapchuk inspires by example
The 12th European Cup Winter Throwing Event, hosted by the Montenegrin town of Bar, has seen 2012 World Vice Champion Nadezhda Ostapchuk unrivalled in the shot putt among women. She sent her shot 20.29m, over a metre ahead of Nadine Kleinert from Germany — her closest rival. Bronze went to German Josephine Terlecki (18.59m), while Belarusian Yelena Kopets (17.83m) came 5th among 18 entrants.
The men’s hammer silver went to 22 year old Sergey Kolomoets, a recent junior who sent it 75.15m. Russian Kirill Ikonnikov (75.95m) took gold while bronze was awarded to Hungarian Kristof Nemeth (74.23m). Belarusian Pavel Boreisha, 21, claimed bronze (69.16m) in the junior hammer throwing nomination (for those under 23).