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Poland wins gold, bronze in women's hammer throw at Tokyo Olympics

03.08.2021 16:30
Poland's Anita Włodarczyk on Tuesday became an Olympic champion for the third successive time, with countrywoman Malwina Kopron securing the bronze in the women's hammer throw in Tokyo.
Polands Anita Wlodarczyk in action at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.
Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk in action at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.Photo: EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Włodarczyk achieved a hat-trick of Olympic titles thanks to a 78.48-metre throw, while China’s Zheng Wang won the silver medal after a best effort of 77.03m.

Poland’s Kopron landed the bronze with a farthest throw of 75.49m, while another Pole, Joanna Fiodorow, finished seventh with 73.83m.

Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk and Malwina Kopron celebrate after winning medals in the women's hammer in Tokyo on Tuesday. Poland's Anita Włodarczyk and Malwina Kopron celebrate after winning medals in the women's hammer in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański 

Włodarczyk, who is approaching her 36th birthday, is also a world-record holder (82.98m) and has dominated the discipline for a decade.

In addition to winning gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London (after the original winner was disqualified for doping), Rio in 2016 and now Tokyo, she has four world championships and four European titles to her name.

(pm/gs)

Source: PAP, TVP Sport