New GB hammer record as Hitchon qualifies for final

  • 8 August 2012
Sophie Hitchon throws for GB Image copyright ADRIAN DENNIS

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon is through to the final of the women's hammer - setting a new British record along the way!

But with 71.98m the young star actually beat her own record - she was already the top British thrower before the Olympics.

The final takes place on Friday - and Sophie will have to throw even further if she wants a place on the medal podium.

That's because the winner of the qualifying round threw almost four metres longer than Sophie.

Poland's Anita Wlodarczy threw 75.68m to get the top qualifying place.