Anita Wlodarczyk spins to a meeting record in Ostrava (Bob Ramsak) © Copyright
Report Cetniewo, Poland

Wlodarczyk threatens world record with 82.87m throw in Cetniewo

World and Olympic hammer throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk threw 82.87m at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Cetniewo, Poland, on Saturday (29), the second farthest throw of all time.

Wlodarczyk exhibited unprecedented form just one week before competition begins in her event at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, with each of her five measured efforts sailing beyond 80-metres - more than any other woman has ever reached.

After an opening round 80.42m toss, the Pole followed up with her 82.87m effort, her third beyond 82 metres and just 11 centimetres shy of the 82.98m world record she set last year. She filled out her series with efforts of 80.69m, 80.73m and 81.63m to close out a competition in which she radically rewrote the all-time top-ten performance list.

There were strong performances across the programme of this throws meeting's fifth edition.

Pawel Fajdek, the reigning men's world champion, was consistent as well, throwing beyond 81 metres on each of his four measured efforts, topped by an 81.85m in fourth round. Like Wlodarczyk's series, each of Fajdek's were better than any other thrower has reached this season.

Michal Haratyk won the shot put with 21.88m a lifetime best, ahead of Konrad Bukowiecki, the European indoor champion, who reached 21.40m.

Piotr Malachowski won the discus with 67.68m, a season's best, ahead of Robert Urbanek who threw 65.01m.

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF