Wlodarczyk throws 82.98 meters, breaks own hammer record

BY foxsports • August 28, 2016

WARSAW (AP) World and Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland broke her own hammer world record with a throw of 82.98 meters on Sunday.

Wlodarczyk set the previous world record of 82.29 meters to claim the Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro.

The 31-year-old Wlodarczyk beat the previous meeting record at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warsaw with each of her five valid throws, opening with 79.68 meters and improving with each of her next three efforts to set the world record. Her final throw also beat the previous meet record.

The new world record has yet to be ratified.