Sophie into World hammer final
Sophie Hitchon has qualified for the hammer final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
This morning, the Burnley athlete came through Group A with a best throw of 71.07m, achieved in the second round, after her first effort found the net in the Bird’s Nest.
Her third throw was also a foul, but she had done enough to finish fifth in Group A, and eighth overall, earning a place in the 12-strong field for Thursday’s final, which takes place at noon.
Sophie, formerly with Pendle AC, will throw fourth.