Slovak hammer-thrower Libor Charfreitag won a gold medal at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona with a throw of 80.02 metres. Italian Nicola Vizzoni secured silver with 79.12 metres, while the bronze went to Hungarian Krisztian Pars with 79.06 metres, TASR newswire reported.
"To win at the European Championships is something wonderful in itself,” Libor Charfreitag shared his feelings shortly after his victory. “However, I view this gold also from another perspective, as deep satisfaction for all those years of hard work that I've dedicated to this discipline. "
President Ivan Gašparovič congratulated Charfreitag on his victory that brought Slovakia its first-ever gold medal at the European Championships. The president thanked the athlete for representing Slovakia, wishing him a great deal of success in his career, the president said, according to TASR.
"It's a historic success, with Libor Charfreitag's name etched in gold letters in the history of Slovak athletics," said Gašparovič, expressing his hope that other Slovak athletes will follow in Charfreitag's footsteps, TASR wrote.
30. Jul 2010 at 13:30