The Boris Hanžeković Memorial, an athletics meeting from the Continental Tour Gold series, will take place at three venues in Zagreb on 9-11 September. The current European champions from Munich, Croatian athletics stars Sandra Perković and Filip Mihaljević, will also participate in this three-day world athletics meeting.
In addition to Perković, athletes competing in the women’s discus throw will include American Valarie Allman, who won the bronze at the World Championship and the gold at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, and Germany’s European silver medallist Kristin Pudenz and European bronze medallist Claudine Vita.
The men’s shot put will also bring together many athletics stars, such as European champion Mihaljević, American athlete Ryan Crouser, who won the gold at the World Championship in Eugene, silver medallist Joe Kovacs and bronze medal winner Josh Awotunde, as well as former world champion Tom Walsh, who also won the bronze at the Olympics, and Armin Sinančević, the silver medallist from the recent European Championship.
Thierry Ndikumwenayo of Burundi, who holds this year’s 3000m record (7:25.93), will compete in the meeting’s 3000-metre run.
On Friday, 9 September, Zagreb City Challenge will take place in the main square, Trg Bana Jelačića, with the pole vault starting at 2 p.m., and the triple jump and long jump at 4 p.m. On Saturday, Kid’s Day starts at 10 p.m. at Maksimir, followed by the 3K run, and then the shot put event by the Zagreb Fountains, starting at 6 p.m. On Sunday, 11 September, the finals of the Erste Plava league will take place, as will a meeting at the Mladost stadium on the bank of the Sava river, which starts at 5 p.m., said the meeting’s project manager Natko Bošnjak.