2019 Doha WC Presser Diary: Women's hammer throw, Price, Fiodorow, Wang speak on their beginnings, and what it takes to get a hammer medal...

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The women's hammer throw presser was a fascinating press conference.DeAnna Price took the gold with her attempt 3 throw of 77.54m. Joanna Fiodorow, the number 2 in Poland, took the silver of 76.35m in attempt 1 and Zheng Wang of China took the bronze on her fifth attempt in 74.76m.

The presser was fascinating in that Ms. Price really told the story of an athlete changing everything, from nutrition, to lifting to focus, to take the gold medal in the hammer throw. An effusive Joanna Fiodorow told how she picked up the hammer in Poland and how she was concerned with the top Polish hammer thrower being injured in 2019 (Anita Wlodarzyk, Poland, Wr 82.98m).

20190928_214919.jpg2019 Women's HT presser, Fiodorow, Price, Wang, photo by Adam Johnson Eder, The Shoe Addicts

Zheng Wang of Chinas is part of one of the big themes of China taking medals in the technical events. She was relaxed and spoke of her beginnings in the hammer throw.

The was Price's presser, in the end, as she took the time to reach out to young women throwers. If you coach women throwers, get them to watch this, several times.

To see the complete results, please go to: https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competitiondocuments/pdf/6033/AT-HT-W-f----.RS6.pdf?v=934867439e

Special thanks to The Shoe Addicts (Mike Deering, video production, Adam Johnson Eder, photography).

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