Sharp performance from Polish javelin thrower at Rio
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s Maria Andrejczyk has advanced to the finals of the javelin at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after setting a new Polish record.
Poland's Maria Andrejczyk in action at Rio. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa
Andrejczyk’s throw of 67.11 m on her first attempt was the best result this year in the world.
Twenty-year-old Andrejczyk beat the previous Polish national record - 64.08 m - by more than three meters.
"I'm so shocked ... I don’t know how it happened. It came out really well,” an elated Andrejczyk said.
“Can I do it again in the finals? We'll see," she told Poland’s TVP public broadcaster.
The women’s javelin finals take place on Thursday.