Sophie HITCHON

Sophie HITCHON - Great Britain - 2016 Olympic Games hammer throw bronze medal.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 27 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 11 July 1991
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Burnley, England.
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  • Great Britain
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Sophie HITCHON - Great Britain - 2016 Olympic Games hammer throw bronze medal.

Sophie Hitchon is pictured above at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing where she

finished fourth in the hammer final. She set a new U.K. record of 73.86m there which a year

later, in Rio, she improved it to 74.54m. She nearly had a shock at the 2016 Olympic Games

where she was the 11th of 12 qualifiers, with her last throw of 70.37m.  It was indeed her

last throw in the final in Rio that brought her the 74.54 UK record and Olympic medal medal.

 

2015 World Championships. Beijing, China.

Women's hammer final.


1. Anita
 WLODARCZYK  POL  80.85

CR

2.
 Zhang  WENXIU  CHN  76.33
3.  Alexander  TAVERNIER  FRA  74.02
4.  Sophie  HITCHON  GBR  73.86   
National Record
5.  Wang  ZHENG  CHN  73.83
6.  Kathrin
 KLAAS  GER
 73.18 SB
7.  Betty  HEIDLER  GER  72.56
8.  Zalina  MARGHIRVA  MDA  72.38
 


 2016 Olympic Games. Women's hammer final.

 

 1.
 Anita W┼éodarczyk  Poland  82.29  World Record
 2.  Zhang Wenxiu  China
 76.75  SB
 3.
 Sophie Hitchon  Great Britain
 74.54  National record.
 4.  Betty Heidler  Germany  73.71  
 5.  Zalina Marghieva  Moldova  73.50  
 6.  Amber Campbell  United States  72.74
 
 7.  Hanna Malyshik  Belarus  71.90  
 8.  DeAnna Price  United States  70.95