Video: Bence Halach reached the World Championship final with his first shot
He has qualified for tomorrow’s final on his first attempt, although, by his own admission, he is capable of doing better in the afternoon.
Hammer thrower Bence Halach reached the finals on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. The World Cup bronze medalist and runner-up in the first group in Europe threw 77 meters above the qualifying level on his first attempt, and the hammer fell at a height of 78.13 meters.
Bence Halach’s first attempt reached the final
The weightlifter from Szombathely does not have to throw anymore and can now prepare for the final on Sunday, where the top 12 can continue.
“It was all very stressful. I actually started feeling nervous last night, unfortunately, but then it gradually went away. The number of times I heard the phrase “Go Pence, go Hungarians” as I entered the stadium was countless. It’s impossible to say how much this qualification takes away from someone, but it’s certain that you can’t relax. Of course, there is more to this. It was very stressful, and it was also in the morning, and in the afternoon you are naturally able to perform better. But there, that’s the point– said the Hungarian athlete after his throw.
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The other two Hungarian hammer throw competitors, Daniel Raba and Donat Varga, are in the second qualifying group.