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HAMMERED HOME

WHILE Sophie Hitchon’s recent successes have given focus to the hammer in the UK, you have to feel sorry for Anita Wlodarczyk. Her Rio world record was outshone by the 10,000m and 400m and her latest mark clashed with Ruth Jebet’s ’chase exploits. She deserves more coverage for her record-breaking.

- Steve Smythe, resuls editor

WLODARCZYK 82.98M WR

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POLAND

Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, Warsaw, August 28

APPROPRIATELY it was Polish hammer throwers who achieved the notable results at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial meeting held annually in honour of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games hammer champion who died suddenly in 2009.

Anita Wlodarczyk bettered her world record set at the Olympic Games with a 82.98m in front of a 27,000 crowd. It was her sixth world record.

She opened with a 79.68m, improving round by round to 80.31m, 81.77m and then the 82.98m in round four.

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RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES 16 PICTURE SPECIAL Sixteen pages of images looking back the track and field in Rio 2016 ACTION 48 EA U17/U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS Dominic Ogbechie sets two championship bests as the country’s top youngsters are in action in Bedford 54 LAUSANNE DIAMOND LEAGUE Elaine Thompson and Genzebe Dibaba in form as the athletes return to the circuit 56 PARIS DIAMOND LEAGUE Laura Muir and Ruth Jebet set British and world records respectively NEWS 6 Laura Muir to run mile at CityGames 8 The recent world record-setting in perspective 10 Weir in positive mood for Rio 12 World Under-18 Champs to be pulled TALKING POINT 34 British athletics could learn from Team GB’s cycling success, says Steve Smythe PERFORMANCE 42 Sports science news 44 Tom McNab casts a coach’s eye over Rio 46 Kelly Holmes’ killer sessions 47 Healthy fast food for athletes RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up, including world record for hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk 68 The stars to watch out for at the Paralympics 75 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 36 YOUR SAY 78 DIP FINISH