Pitor Malachowski already produced a new world leading mark at today’s competition. But what Anita Wlodarczyk is doing now is pure incredible. She is the first women who legally throws the 4kg hammer over the 80m mark!! A new world record of 81.08m in the 2nd round!!!!!
This season we have already seen that Anita Wlodarczyk is capable of amazing throws . She threw already an unofficial WR under interesting circumstances. But now it is the time of Anita to get that WR ratified by the IAAF. She is the first women who goes beyond the 80m mark, throwing the 4kg hammer into new spheres….
Wlodarczyk opened with a foul into the competition, before unleashing that massive WR in the second round. She threw the 4kg hammer implement to 81.08m. There was no match in the competition whatsover (despite good results from the other throwers). Anita is throwing into a new world and it seems she is pretty alone up there. She threw 79.07m in the 3rd round and 78.53m in the 4th. She is the women to beat in Beijing, if that is even possible….During the 5th round she threw 76.61m which would still be enough to be the 1st in the world. Betty Heidler, who is currently ranked 2nd in the world has “only” 75.73m so far.
“I finally fulfilled my dream,” said the 29-year-old European champion after setting the fourth world record of her career. “I made history by becoming the first woman in the world to throw the hammer farther than 80 metres.”
The French Aleksandra Tavernier opened with 71.88m and improved to 72.74m in the 2nd round. During the third attempt she did not improve but was still over the 70m mark. In the fourth round she then improved further to 73.33m, but still behind Anita and her new WR of by 8 meters. Tavernier threw 71.38m in the 5th round to make the 2nd place perfect. Neither Fiodorow nor Kopron were able to break the 70m mark today.
Joanna Fiodorow became 3rd with 69.46m. She opened with 67.38m and did not improve during the next three rounds. During her 5th round she got close to the 70m mark with her attempt of 69.46m to move up the ladder to the 3rd position. Her final throw of 68.61m would have been enough to take the 3rd place today. Malwina Kopron placed 4th with 68.30m. She opened with 66.98m before improving in the 4th round to 68.30m.