Sophie set for European finale

Burnley hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon will compete in the final of the European Championships in Amsterdam
Burnley hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon will compete in the final of the European Championships in Amsterdam

Olympic hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon will compete in the final of the European Championships in Amsterdam, Holland, today.

The 24-year-old athlete, who qualified for the Games in Rio by retaining her status as British champion at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham recently, posted a distance of 69.48m in the Dutch capital to qualify.

Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk finished top in qualifying with a throw of 73.94m.