Melich wins bronze in hammer throwing

13-08-2013

Hammer thrower Lukáš Melich became the first Czech to win a medal at the Athletics World Championships in Moscow. Melich took third place in the hammer throw final on Monday night, throwing just short of the 80-meter mark, behind Hungary’s Krisztián Pars and Poland’s Pawel Fajdek, who took the gold with 81.97m. And in the 20-kilometer speedwalking race on Tuesday morning Anežka Drahotová finished seventh, reaching a personal best and matching the Czech record.