Quentin Bigot qualified for the hammer throw final of the World Championships

Quentin Bigot qualified for the final of the hammer competition of the World Championships in Athletics which began Friday in Eugene (USA, Oregon). After achieving 75.62m on his first attempt, the vice world champion managed 77.95m on the second attempt, the qualification limit being 77.50m. “I felt pretty good, not too stressed, explained the Messin. Qualifying is always more complicated than the final for me, it’s not a fun time anyway. The final, there is more pleasure, regardless of the result, we go there with hopes, putting everything we have, it’s more game.


Olympic champion and favourite, Wojciech Nowicki (POL) cleared the obstacle with 79.22m on his first try. His compatriot Pawel Fajdek sent the machine 80.09m on his second attempt. Among the other favorites, the Hungarian Bence Halasz (79.13 m), the Americans Daniel Haugh (79.34 m) and Rudy Winkler (78.61 m), the Norwegian Olympic vice champion Eivind Henriksen (78.12 m) and Ukrainian Mykhaylo Kokhan (77.58m) avoided the trap of this preliminary round.

Yann Chaussinand, for his part, was eliminated with a throw of 73.95 m.

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