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Poland's Włodarczyk beats her own world record in hammer throw

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Paweł Kononczuk 28.08.2016 20:00
Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk beat her own world record with a hammer throw of 82.98 m during the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warsaw on Sunday.
Anita Włodarczyk. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej ZborowskiAnita Włodarczyk. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski

Włodarczyk set the previous world record of 82.29 m less than two weeks ago, on August 15 at the Rio Olympics, where it won her the gold medal.

She is the first woman in history to throw the hammer over 80 metres and holds the top 15 throws of all time.

The annual Kamila Skolimowska Memorial event was named after a Polish hammer thrower and Olympic gold medallist who died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism at age 26 in 2009. (mol)

Source: PAP

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