Wlodarczyk blasts out 75.13m release in Dakar

Wlodarczyk blasts out 75.13m release in Dakar

It was World Hammer Throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk who lived up to expectations here in Dakar, with a dominant performance in the Senegalese capital this afternoon at the Meeting Grand Prix IAAF de Dakar - IAAF World Challenge meeting.

But the Polish World record holder didn’t have it all her own way as Moldova’s 23-year-old Marina Marghieva was near her own national record (72.53m – 2009) with a second round 71.14m which briefly challenged Wlodarczyk who had opened with a 73.29m heave. If Wlodarczyk had been worried she didn’t show it, bagging the win with a mighty 75.13m in the following round. Game over!

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* Clarke and Brooks – Jamaican sprinting remains on top
* Bekele defeated again

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