Melinte set for first World Championship women’s hammer throw
Poiana Brasov – Mihaela Melinte of Romania competed here in her last competition before the forthcoming 7th IAAF World Championships. The current world record holder for the women’s hammer throw will compete in Seville in the inaugural World Championship presentation of this event.
On the 13 May she bettered the world record twice, with throws of 75.29 and 75.97 metres and her best throw in Poiana Brasov was of 74.20 metres.
Interestingly enough, the athlete also made three throws using a heavier than normal implement (five kilos against the regulatory four kilo hammer) achieving a best performance of 66.18 metres.
In the course of the meeting, George Guset set a new Romanian record in the shot put, with a throw of 20.84 metres. There was an excellent performance in the women’s discus, with Nicoleta Grasu throwing 68.80 for the third best mark of the season after the 70.20 of Natalya Sadova and Franka Dietzsch’s 69.51 mark.