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Wlodarczyk hammers own world record

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk celebrates a new world record in the women’s hammer throw competition as part of the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial athletics meeting at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, yesterday.


World and Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland broke her own hammer world record with a throw of 82.98 metres yesterday.

Wlodarczyk set the previous world record of 82.29 metres to claim the Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro.

The 31-year-old Wlodarczyk beat the previous meeting record at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warsaw with each of her five valid throws, opening with 79.68 metres and improving with each of her next three efforts to set the world record. Her final throw also beat the previous meet record.

The new world record has yet to be ratified.