The hammer throw for women finally got its cred in London. In Rio, it was earlier in the day and, like the steeplechase, did not get the credit they deserved. Anita Wlodarczk is the Stephen Currey of the hammer throw. She lets her throwing do her speaking. Great speed, tremendous technique, Wlodarczyk is a tremendously emotional thrower, and anyone breathing, who spends five minutes watching her throw a hammer will become a fan. Wang Zhang (and her fourth placer team mate Wenxiu Zhang, showing that one of themes of London was the huge improvement by China in technical events). In third position, Malwina Kopron gave Poland the gold and bronze!
Here’s the HD video of the hammer presser from the Shoe Addicts. Thanks to Adam Johnson Eder, and Mike Deering for their daily coverage of the pressers in London!