For the first day of Herculis EBS, the strongmen and women of athletics were competing on the Port Hercule of Monaco for the Big Shot event.
For the women’s contest, the Chinese thrower, Lijiao GONG took the win, with an amazing throw of 20.31m, only 7 centimeters behind her world lead performance. Raven SAUNDERS came in second with a new season best of 19.67m, followed by Christina SCHWANITZ, who threw 19.51. Not to mention Valerie ADAMS’s performance. The new-Zealander athlete, established a new season best of 19.31m, the best she has thrown in two years.
For the men’s contest, Ryan CROUSER pushed hard to win the event, with a throw of 22.05m. The Olympic Champion was the only one to throw over the 22m mark. With a 21.72m throw, a new season best for him, Darrell HILL came second. Only two centimeters behind was Darlan ROMANI, the Brazilian thrower. As far as the French athletes are concerned, the French Champion, Frederic DAGEE and decathlon’s World Champion, Kevin MAYER, respectively threw at 19.58 and 14.94m.