Wlo­dar­czyk bet­ters own women’s world record-bust­ing ham­mer throw

The China Post - - SPORTS -

Anita Wlo­dar­czyk of Poland has bet­tered her own ham­mer throw world record with a dis­tance of 81.08 me­ters at the Kamila Skolimowska Me­mo­rial Throws Fes­ti­val in Cet­niewo.

Af­ter open­ing with a foul Satur­day, Wlo­dar­czyk, 29, be­came the first woman to throw be­yond 80 me­ters when she added 1.5 me­ters to her own world record of 79.58 set last year at the ISTAF ath­let­ics meet in Ber­lin. The throw was the fourth world record of her ca­reer.

“I fi­nally ful­filled my dream,” Wlo­dar­czyk said. “I made history by be­com­ing the first woman in the world to throw the ham­mer far­ther than 80 me­tres.”

Af­ter break­ing the world record in the sec­ond-round of the com­pe­ti­tion, Wlo­dar­czyk re­gained com­pleted a con­sis­tent se­ries with throws of 79.07, 78.53, 76.61 and 77.83 to win the com­pe­ti­tion. Alexan­dra Tav­ernier of France fin­ished sec­ond with 73.33 me­ters.

Wlo­dar­czyk won gold at the 2009 world cham­pi­onships be­fore fin­ish­ing sec­ond at the Lon­don Olympics in 2012 and the 2013 worlds.

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