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Yulia Leontyuk 7th in women's shot-put in London

Sport 10.08.2017 | 10:50
Yulia Leontyuk. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Athletics Federation
Yulia Leontyuk. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Athletics Federation

MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) - Yulia Leontyuk of Belarus placed seventh in the women's shot-put at the IAAF World Championships in London, BelTA has learned.

Her best throw of 18.12m moved her to the top eight. According to the Belarusian, the rainy weather affected the athletes' results, but she felt satisfied with her performance. “Our plans with the coaches were to get into the world's top eight,” Yulia Leontyuk said.

Gong Lijiao won the event with her best of 19.94m. Hungary's Anita Marton claimed silver with 19.49m. Bronze went to Michelle Carter of the United States (19.14m).

Yulia Leontyuk will next compete in the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich on 24 August.

In the men's hammer throw Pavel Boreisha of Belarus reached the final in the fourth position (75.98m). He was surpassed by Poland's Wojciech Nowicki (76.85m) and Pawel Fajdek (76.82m), and Quentin Bigot of France (76.11m). Belarus' Zakhar Makhrosenko (72.85m) and Sergei Kolomoyets (71.90m) failed to go through the qualifying round. The hammer throw final is scheduled for 11 August.

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