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Hanžeković Memorial

Hanžeković Memorial (Croatian: Hanžekovićev memorijal) is an athletics event at the Sportski Park Mladost athletic stadium in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings. It was first organized in 1951.

Hanžeković Memorial
ŠRC Mladost Zagreb.jpg
The host stadium – Sportski Park Mladost
DateJune–September
LocationZagreb, Croatia Croatia
Event typeTrack and field
Established1951
Official siteHanžeković Memorial
1500 m race in 2012

Hanžek (which is the popular name of meeting) was first held in 1951 as a local level meeting. Seven years later, in 1958, it became an international competition. From 1999 to 2009 the IAAF classified the Hanžeković Memorial among IAAF Grand Prix meetings and it gained IAAF World Challenge meeting status upon the inauguration of that series in 2010.

The meeting got its name in memory of renowned Zagreb runner Boris Hanžeković. Born on 10 November 1916, Hanžeković graduated law in Zagreb, but became known for winning races in different disciplines; he was the junior state champion in 100 and 200 meter races multiple times, in the 110 m hurdles and in both 4 x 100 metres relay and 4 x 400 metres relay. He ran for HŠK Concordia.[1] During World War II, Hanžeković refused to run for the Independent State of Croatia. Charged with associating with the Partisans, he was imprisoned in the Jasenovac concentration camp where he was killed in an inmate breakout on 22 April 1945.[2]

Meeting recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.85 (+0.1 m/s) Usain Bolt   Jamaica 13 September 2011
200 m 19.88 (-0.4 m/s) Ramil Guliyev   Turkey 8 September 2015 [3]
400 m 44.94 Gil Roberts   United States 29 August 2017 [4]
800 m 1:44.03 Nijel Amos   Botswana 4 September 2018 [5]
1500 m 3:30.94 Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba   Kenya 13 September 2011
Mile 3:50.68 Noureddine Morceli   Algeria 7 Juli 1998
3000 m 7:35.06 Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku   Kenya 3 September 2013 [6]
110 m hurdles 12.98 Mark Crear   United States 5 July 1999
400 m hurdles 48.24 Kemel Thompson   Jamaica 7 July 2003
3000 m steeplechase 8:11.80 Jairus Kipchoge Birech   Kenya 4 September 2012 [7]
High jump 2.34 m Kwaku Boateng   Canada 3 July 2000
Pole vault 5.75 m Augusto Dutra   Brazil 3 September 2013 [8]
Long jump 8.46 m (-0.3 m/s) Luvo Manyonga   South Africa 4 September 2018 [9]
Triple jump 17.16 m Onochie Achike   United Kingdom 3 July 2000
Shot put 22.28 m Ryan Crouser   United States 5 September 2016 [10]
Discus throw 68.17 m Fedrick Dacres   Jamaica 4 September 2018 [11]
Hammer throw 81.77 m Primož Kozmus   Slovenia 31 August 2009
Javelin throw 86.36 m Tero Pitkämäki   Finland 3 September 2013 [12]

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.91 Anelia Nuneva   Bulgaria 12 June 1991
200 m 22.35 (-0.2 m/s) Allyson Felix   United States 4 September 2012 [13]
400 m 50.08 Rosemarie Whyte   Jamaica 4 September 2012 [14]
800 m 1:57.51 Yelena Afanasyeva   Russia 7 July 1998
1000 m 2:36.33 Jolanda Čeplak   Slovenia 11 July 2005
1500 m 4:05.41 Alesya Turova   Belarus 8 July 2002
3000 m 8:33.37 Lilian Rengeruk   Kenya 4 September 2018 [15]
100 m hurdles 12.60 Olga Shishigina   Kazakhstan 5 July 1999
400 m hurdles 54.14 Daimi Pernia   Cuba 3 July 2000
3000 m steeplechase 9:04.56 Norah Jeruto   Kenya 29 August 2017 [16]
High jump 2.08 m Blanka Vlašić   Croatia 31 August 2009 [17]
Pole vault 4.50 m Fabiana Murer   Brazil 8 September 2015 [18]
Long jump 6.96 m (+1.1 m/s) Ivana Španović   Serbia 6 September 2016 [19]
Triple jump 14.58 m (-0.6 m/s) Mabel Gay   Cuba 31 August 2009
Shot put 20.33 m Astrid Kumbernuss   Germany 22 June 1995
Discus throw 70.83 m Sandra Perković   Croatia 29 August 2017 [20]
Hammer throw 76.62 m Yipsi Moreno   Cuba 9 September 2008
Javelin throw 66.42 m Sara Kolak   Croatia 3 September 2019 [21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Opća i nacionalna enciklopedija, volume 8, p. 140
  2. ^ "Boris Hanžeković, athlete from Slavonska Požega". Jasenovac Memorial Area. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  3. ^ "200m Results". HAS. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  4. ^ "400m Results". IAAF. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ Jon Mulkeen (4 September 2018). "Continental champions warm up for Ostrava with convincing wins in Zagreb". IAAF. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  6. ^ "3000 Metres Results". www.zagreb-meeting.com. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  7. ^ Bob Ramsak (4 September 2012). "Five meet records fall in Zagreb - IAAF World Challenge". IAAF. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Pole Vault Results". www.zagreb-meeting.com. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  9. ^ Jon Mulkeen (4 September 2018). "Continental champions warm up for Ostrava with convincing wins in Zagreb". IAAF. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Shot Put Results". IAAF. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  11. ^ Jon Mulkeen (4 September 2018). "Continental champions warm up for Ostrava with convincing wins in Zagreb". IAAF. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". www.zagreb-meeting.com. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  13. ^ Bob Ramsak (4 September 2012). "Five meet records fall in Zagreb - IAAF World Challenge". IAAF. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  14. ^ Bob Ramsak (4 September 2012). "Five meet records fall in Zagreb - IAAF World Challenge". IAAF. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  15. ^ Jon Mulkeen (4 September 2018). "Continental champions warm up for Ostrava with convincing wins in Zagreb". IAAF. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  16. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results". IAAF. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  17. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-31). "Vlasic tops 2.08m in Zagreb – IAAF World Athletics Tour". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  18. ^ "Pole Vault Results". HAS. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Long jump women results". HAS. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Discus Throw Results". IAAF. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  21. ^ Jon Mulkeen (3 September 2019). "Perkovic and Kolak delight home crowd in Zagreb". IAAF. Retrieved 19 September 2019.

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