Poland's Wlodarczyk gets hammer gold with world record

Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk claims Olympic hammer throw gold at last with a world record 82.29 metres.

Wlodarczyk was in a world of her own, not only with the world record throw in her third attempt which improved her own mark of 81.08m from last year to get gold after silver in 2012.

The two-time world champion had three further throws beyond a distance anyone else has ever recorded in the discipline, including 81.74m, as she now owns the best 11 throws all-time.

Zhang Wenxiu of China took silver with 76.75m and Briton Sophie Hitchon grabbed bronze on her final attempt with 74.54.

Last update: Mon, 15/08/2016 - 17:09

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