Lukasz Wenta notched an impressive win at the Markinch Highland Games and IHGF CEO Francis Brebner has filed a report for IronMind.
Lukasz Wenta launches another big time put at the Markinch Highland Games. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Ron Russell
2014 Markinch Highland Games
by Francis Brebner
CEO, International Highland Games Federation
The 2014 Markinch Highland Games in Scotland attracted over 2,500 spectators, who watched as Poland’s Lukasz Wenta took his first scalp of the season, dominating with a top all-round standard of throwing. Top athletes, namely Poland’s Wenta; Scotland’s Craig Sinclair, Greg Walker and Lorne Colthart; and Iceland’s Heidar “Heisi” Geirmundsson, made up the field.
In the first event with the 16-lb. open shot, Wenta let fly with a colossal putt of 58’ 1” for the win. Second was Colthart with 53’ and third Geirmundsson with 51’ 5”.
Wenta again prevailed in the 22-lb. shot with a class putt of 46’ 9”. Colthart followed closely with 46’ 2” and Geirmundsson took third with a respectable 43’ 8”.
In the 28-lb. weight-for-distance, Colthart took it up a gear for his first win with a throw of 83’ 3”. Second was Sinclair at 79’ 10” and third Wenta at 77’ 7”.
The 16-lb. hammer was where Sinclair came into his own with a worthy throw of 133’ 3” for the win. Walker took second at 123’ 11” and Wenta third at 117’ 5”.
Next, in the 22-lb. hammer, Sinclair again pulled off a winning performance in his specialty event with a throw of 113’ 1”. In second was Wenta at 103’ 6” and third Geirmundsson at 93’ 7”.
The 18’, 120-lb. caber toss was won by Colthart, followed by Wenta and Walker in second and third respectively.
The final event, the 56-lb. weight-over-bar, was won by Sinclair at a height of 15’; Wenta took second, and third equal were Geirmundsson and Colthart, who tied.