Two very different events, two very similar results for Olympians Melissa Bishop and Sultana Frizell today at the IAAF World Challenge Meet in Berlin today. Bishop kicked things off in the 800m, crossing the line in 2:00.83 to finish sixth. Despite the rabbit going through the opening 400m in 58.34 seconds, it appears the pace fell off from there as the Tigist Assefa of Ethopia took the victory in a tactical 2:00.16.
In the women’s hammer throw, Sultana Frizell started off well with a throw of 71.11m to take the early lead, but she would fail to improve in the following five rounds. While she sat in fourth for most of the competition, Frizell was passed by Kathrin Klass of Germany and Martina Hrasnova of Slovakia in the fifth round. Attempting to push back, Frizell could only manage 71.07 in the sixth and final round. Polish thrower Anita Wloardczyk set a new world record of 79.58m for the victory.