Sophie brings her season to a close

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.

Thursday, 24th August 2017, 12:41 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:47 pm
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.

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.