Sophie ready to go in World hammer

Sophie Hitchon
Sophie Hitchon

Sophie ready to go in World hammer

The former Ivy Bank pupil has endured a frustrating wait for her event in South Korea - with qualifying today, and the final on Sunday, and the 20-year-old hopes to better her British record of 69.59m and reach the final. The World junior champion said: “The competition has been amazing - the organisation of everything is great, all the facilities are brilliant, everything you could want for training purposes are here. I’ve been to the stadium to watch a few times and the atmosphere is amazing and the crowd are so supportive of every athlete competing. I feel that it’s a privilege to even be here at the championships.

“We never thought, even at the start of the season that I would be here now, it has been a great experience for me just to come and be part of it. Obviously I am going into the competition wanting to throw my best, but no matter how I do, I have enjoyed every minute. I have achieved so much this season that this is just the icing on the cake now, it’s a fantastic way to finish off what has already been a very successful year.”