Makarov is brilliant in his 92,61 showing!

Sergey Makarov’s rising star shone brightly at the IAAF Grand Prix II meeting in Sheffield. He not only beat the World record holder and Olympic champion Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic, but set his third National record this season – 92,61. His two previous marks were 90,86 and 90,87. Just two athletes have thrown the javelin farther than Sergey: Jan Zelezny (98,48) and Aki Parviainen of Finland (93,09). Starting out with a throw of just over 86 meters, Sergey surpassed 90 meters for the third time in his career - 90,09 on the ensuing attempt. Steve Backley could not come up with a toss better than 84,93, while Zelezny, looking for his best form, produced his best effort of the season with a 87,77 throw on the fourth try. With the first place position in jeopardy, Sergey concentrated on his subsequent throw and his javelin seemed to have flown interminably, finally landing some 92,61 m away from the tape!
Aleksandr Ivanov placed fourth with an effort of 84,09.