Sophie Hitchon threw a British record to claim a bronze medal in the women’s hammer with her very last throw of a competition that also saw another world record fall.
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Under pressure: Dancer turned hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon credits her years of performing ballet on the stage for helping her cope with pressure
Result: Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon takes hammer throw bronze
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GB's Sophie Hitchon wins bronze in the women's hammer
Sophie Hitchon, 22 today, is in action at the European Under 23 Championships in Tampere in Finland over the weekend.
Sophie Hitchon strikes bronze to claim Britain’s first Olympic hammer medal • Final throw sets GB record of 74.54m and puts 25-year-old on podium • Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk takes gold and extends her world mark
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