IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge

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The IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge is an annual athletics contest organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. First held in 2010, the series of hammer throw competitions for men and women are primary held at meetings with IAAF World Challenge status. The rankings are decided by combining the total (in metres) of each athlete's three greatest throws at the permit events during the season. Further points can be gained by those who break or equal the world record mark for the event.[1]

The total prize money available is US$202,000, split evenly between male and female athletes. The male and female winners each receive $30,000, while second and third placed athletes are entitled to $20,000 and $14,000 respectively. Increasingly smaller prizes are given to the remaining throwers who rank in the top twelve.[1] The 2010 men's and women's competitions were won by Koji Murofushi and Betty Heidler, respectively.[2] The eleven meetings which had permit status in 2010 offered either a men's contest, a women's contest, or both – an arrangement which gave athletes of each sex a total of seven opportunities to score points for the challenge.[1]

Meetings[edit]

Roughly contiguous with the IAAF World Challenge circuit, a permit hammer throw event was held at all meetings with the exception of Melbourne Track Classic in March and the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat in June.[3][4]

Meeting City Country Month Type
Meeting Grand Prix IAAF de Dakar Dakar  Senegal April Women
Osaka Grand Prix Osaka  Japan May Men
Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Daegu  South Korea May Women
Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo Rio de Janeiro  Brazil May Both
Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava  Czech Republic May Both
Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Hengelo  Netherlands May Men
Znamensky Memorial Zhukovsky  Russia June Women
Meeting de Atletismo Madrid Madrid  Spain July Men
ISTAF Berlin  Germany August Women
Rieti Meeting Rieti  Italy August Both
Hanzekovic Memorial Zagreb  Croatia September Men

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2010
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Koji Murofushi
 Japan
238.52 Dilshod Nazarov
 Tajikistan
236.02 Libor Charfreitag
 Slovakia
235.26
2011
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Krisztián Pars
 Hungary
239.03 Dilshod Nazarov
 Tajikistan
235.72 Primož Kozmus
 Slovenia
233.90
2012
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Krisztián Pars
 Hungary
242.35 Paweł Fajdek
 Poland
236.47 Oleksiy Sokyrskyy
 Ukraine
233.39
2013
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Paweł Fajdek
 Poland
244.23 Krisztián Pars
 Hungary
244.17 Lukáš Melich
 Czech Republic
239.80
2014
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Krisztián Pars
 Hungary
244.84 Paweł Fajdek
 Poland
241.49 Dilshod Nazarov
 Tajikistan
241.37

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2010
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Betty Heidler
 Germany
225.88 Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland
225.30 Tatyana Lysenko
 Russia
223.96
2011
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Betty Heidler
 Germany
228.09 Yipsi Moreno
 Cuba
220.46 Kathrin Klaas
 Germany
219.77
2012
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Betty Heidler
 Germany
230.49 Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland
223.13 Tatyana Lysenko
 Russia
222.05
2013
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Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland
233.83 Tatyana Lysenko
 Russia
227.59 Betty Heidler
 Germany
226.93
2014
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Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland
232.52 Betty Heidler
 Germany
228.54 Kathrin Klaas
 Germany
222.65

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