RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES: Poland’s Wlodarczyk Breaks Women Hammer World Record


Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk added more than a metre to her own world record yesterday when she threw 82.29m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Wlodarczyk improved by 1.21m on the mark of 81.08m she set last year on home soil in Cetniewo.

It was a stunning competition by the 2015 world champion who took the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic

Following a relatively modest opener, at least for her, of 76.35m, Wlodarczyk broke the Olympic record with her second round effort of 80.40m before getting the world record on the following throw.

After a foul in the fourth round, she reached 81.74m, also in excess of her former world record, with her fifth throw before finishing off her series with the new title.