Wlodarczyk Makes 80M Possible!
Fox Sports -Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning
the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by
Anita Wlodarczyk's world record in the women's hammer throw. Wlodarczyk of
Poland threw 79.58 meters on her second attempt to knock 16 centimeters off
Betty Heidler's previous mark from 2011. The European champion and
Olympic silver medalist continued threatening the 80-meter mark with her
next efforts at the IAAF Word Challenge meet. ''I was aiming for 80 meters
and I know I am able to throw it,'' said the 29-year-old Wlodarczyk, who set
a world record when winning the 2009 world title at the same Olympic
stadium. Germany's Heidler finished second with 75.20.