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Laulauga TAUSAGE

Laulauga TAUSAGE - U.S.A. - World discus champion 2023 in Budapest

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 20 August 2023

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 22 May 1998
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Hawaii, U.S.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • U.S.A.
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Laulauga TAUSAGE - U.S.A. - World discus champion 2023 in Budapest

12th in 2019 (Doha), 12th in 2022 (Eugene), 1st in 2023 (Budapest).

What happened?

With her fifth throw Tausage beat her personal best by more than four

metres to reach 69.49m. That is what happened.

In 7th place her 5th throw she blew the event wide open. Olympic champion Allman

had been leading with 69.23m and had a peronal best of 71.46m. Both had a final throw

to come and both threw over 68m, but it was the woman from Hawaii who won.

The photo was taken during qualifying (5th with 64.34m).

 

Final women's hammer throw.

2023 World Athletics Championships Budapest, Hungary.
1st place, gold medalist(s) Laulauga Tausaga  United States (USA) x 52.28 65.56 x 69.49 68.36 69.49 PB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Valarie Allman  United States (USA) 68.57 66.94 68.79 69.23 64.60 68.61 69.23
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Feng Bin  China (CHN) 66.97 65.16 65.91 67.18 67.41 68.20 68.20 SB
4 Jorinde van Klinken  Netherlands (NED) 63.93 64.41 62.94 64.47 67.20 66.97 67.20 SB
5 Sandra Perković  Croatia (CRO) x 66.57 x 65.64 65.09 x 66.57 SB
6 Kristin Pudenz  Germany (GER) 63.81 63.94 65.73 64.11 65.96 x 65.96
7 Shanice Craft  Germany (GER) 63.59 61.44 65.03 65.47 x 63.67 65.47