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Cremona through to final at World Indoor Championships
- Updated: March 7, 2014
Big shot-putter Orazio Cremona made an immediate impact for South Africa’s campaign at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Sopot, Poland on Friday morning, writes Mark Etheridge.
The Johannesburg athlete opened with a huge heave of 20.28 metres.
Not only did that give him qualification through to Friday night’s final it was also a season’s best. Qualification criteria was a 20.70 or better for the final, or the best eight throws of the 19 competitors. His other effort of the morning was a 19.63m.
Top throw went to Germany’s David Storl (21.20m) but failing to qualify was Cremona’s fellow shot-putter Jaco Engelbrecht who fell short with a 17.59m best of the day.
Twenty-four-year-old Cremona’s best outdoor effort is the 20.55 he threw in Donnas, Italy, last year.