• Włodarczyk with 82.87m almost breaks world record

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Anita Włodarczyk nearly broke the women's hammer throw record with as she threw massive 82.87m 2017 World's best mark on Saturday, July 29 at the international Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Cetniewo, Poland.

The 2-time Olympic champion Włodarczyk produced one her best series in her career by throwing over the 80m line 5 times. The 31-year-old Polish athlete opened her series with 80.42m followed by massive 82.87m throw which was only 11cm short of her own World record. During the following rounds Włodarczyk achieved 80.69m, 80.73m and 81.63m.

Poland's Pawel Fajdek, the 2015 World champion, threw 81.85m to win the men's hammer throw win at Kamila Skolimowska Memorial. 

Michal Haratyk with 21.88m personal best effort defeated Konrad Bukowiecki  (21.40m), the European iondoor champion and U23 Outdoor champion.

Piotr Malachowski prevailed in the men's discus throw with 67.68m over Robert Urbanek who threw 65.01m to take second.

See full meet results here

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