Upload a Photo Upload a Video Add a News article Write a Blog Add a Comment
Blog Feed News Feed Video Feed All Feeds

Folders

 

News

 

MEDAL MANIA IN MEN’S THROWS AT PRE CLASSIC - preclassic.com

Published by
ross   on Jun 17 2010, 12:06 AM

June 16, 2010

For Immediate Release

MEDAL MANIA IN MEN’S THROWS AT PRE CLASSIC

            Eugene , Oregon —Gold medalists headline the shot put and discus throw at the 36th annual Prefontaine Classic on July 3rd at Hayward Field.

            Berlin World Champion Christian Cantwell of the USA and Beijing Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia head fields that have won an astonishing 20 Olympic and World Championships medals among them.

            Cantwell, ranked No. 1 in the world last year by Track & Field News magazine, will be pressed in the shot by reigning Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski of Poland,  Reese Hoffa, dominator at the Osaka World Championships,  world-leader Cory Martin, newly minted NCAA champion Ryan Whiting , who just joined the 72-foot club, and crowd favorite Adam Nelson , twice the Olympic silver medalist.  In all, the field includes the Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 throwers from last year.

            Backing up Kanter in the discus are two-time Olympic gold medalist Virgilijus Alekna from Lithuania , America ’s No. 1, Casey Malone; Athens Olympic silver medalist Zoltan Kovago of Hungary , and Beijing silver medalist Piotr Malachowski of Poland .  Throwers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 last year by T&FN make this discus field the most decorated in Pre Classic history.

            The NIKE Prefontaine Classic will be shown live on NBC and to an international audience in more than 100 countries. Tickets are still available from 1-800-WEBFOOT or www.goducks.com

                                                                                    #          #          #

Post to:  
Post as: 
History for PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
YearResultsVideosNewsPhotosBlogs
2014     7 1  
2013 1 183 27 822  
2012 1 208 29 1160  
2011 1 219 18 550  
2010 1 93 19 639  
2009 1 82 14 512  
2008 2 49 29 288 2
2007 1 52 1 71  
2006 1   1 92  
2005 1   1 164  
2004 1   1 1  
2003 1   1 1  
2002 1 20 1 1  
2001 1 1 1 1  
2000 1   1 1  
1999 1 15 1    
1998 1 18 1 1  
1997 1 15 1 1  
1996 1   1    
1995   12   1  
1991   6      
1990   1   1  
1989   2      
1986   1      
1985       1  
1983   1      
Hashtags: #preclassic
 
 
Sponsors / Partners
For information: prefontaineclassic.2014@yahoo.com
copyright© 2001–2014 all rights reserved. The Prefontaine Classic is an Oregon Track Club event.