Double European champion Anita Wlodarczyk has ensured herself legendary status by breaking one of the few remaining major barriers in track and field - that of 80 meters for the women's hammer. With a stunning performance at home in Cetniewo on Saturday, Poland's Wlodarczyk smashed her own world record with a sensational 81.08m. That outstanding record was reached with Polanik hammer, model PM-4/95-S.
The Pole opened with a foul but soon made amends in the second round, sending her implement out way beyond the 80-metre line. She knew instantly that she had broken the world record and become the first woman to throw beyond 80 metres, and moments later the distance flashed up on the scoreboard – 81.08m.
It added exactly one-and-a-half metres to her own world record of 79.58m set last year in Berlin, making it the biggest single improvement on the women’s hammer world record since 1999.
“I have been waiting for this moment so long, this is an unbelievable feeling to be the first woman to throw over 80m,” said the 29-year-old European champion after setting the fourth world record of her career. “I'm so happy, especially as I have done it at the competition which is dedicatated to my friend, Kamila Skolimowska (the late 2000 Olympic champion).”
This is not the first time when Anita breaks records with our implement- lets us remind:
New hammer throw record by Anita Wlodarczyk 79.83m once again with Polanik
Anita Włodarczyk and Joanna Fiodorow won medals throwing Polanik hammers during the 22. European Athletics Champinships!
Anita Wlodarczyk wins silver medal with Polanik hammer in Moscow and breaksPolish national record!
Anita Włodarczyk - silver medallist at the London 2012 Summer Olympics
77.96m World Hammer Throw record by Wlodarczyk in Berlin
On what was a good day for the host nation’s throwers, world champion Pawel Fajdek won the men’s hammer with 82.07m, once again comfortably defeating Olympic champion Krisztian Pars. The Hungarian finished second with a season’s best of 79.91m.
Two days after winning at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Piotr Malachowski threw a world-leading 68.29m in the discus.
Double Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski was an easy winner of the shot, throwing 20.78m, while European junior champion Maria Andrejczyk set a Polish junior record of 62.11m to win the javelin, taking her to third on the world junior all-time list.
The organizer of the 3.Memorial Throws Festival in Cetniewo was the Fundation of Kamila Skolimowska
Complete results: Wroclaw
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