IAAF Meeting in Zagreb to Be Held in September

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ZAGREB, August 26, 2018 – The 68th edition of the Hanžeković track and field meeting, an IAAF World Challenge meeting which takes place in Zagreb every year, will be held on 3 and 4 September, the organisers have recently announced.

On 3 September, shot putters will hold a contest at the Zagreb Fountains, and on 4 September the main venue will be the city’s Mladost stadium on the bank of the Sava river.

Last year, the 67th edition of this international athletics meeting attracted a record high 13,000 spectators. Broadcasts of the event were available to at least 137 million viewers.

The Hanžeković Memorial, one of the country’s oldest sporting events, has been taking place in Zagreb every year since 1951. The meeting and its 110m hurdles memorial race are named after hurdler Boris Hanžeković, one of Croatia’s best athletes before WWII, who was killed in WWII while trying to escape from the Jasenovac concentration camp.

“Since 2014, the shot put event, named the Ivan Ivančić Memorial, has been taking place outside of the Mladost stadium, at the Zagreb Fountains. In 2016, the IAAF declared that event the strongest shot put event since 1988, because it was for the first time in 28 years that two shot putters threw over 22.20 m. Those were Olympic Champion Ryan Crouser and Olympic bronze medallist Tom Walsh,” according to information on the website of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb.


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