Sophie brings her season to a close

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the women's hammer throw during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 7, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.
Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the women's hammer throw during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 7, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

Sophie Hitchon brought her season to a close at the Müller Grand Prix at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Sunday, in a hammer competition with a twist.

After her seventh-place finish at the IAAF World Athletics Championships a fortnight ago, the Burnley ace joined fellow Brit Nick Miller in a mixed competition.

Taking on Poland, Pawel Fadjek, who won his third world title in London, came close to the stadium record with a throw of 78.51m, as fellow Pole Joanna Fiodorow threw 71.14m.

Their combined score beat Miller and Hitchon, who threw 71.69m and 70.96m respectively.