Wlodarczyk sets women's hammer world record

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Posted: Aug 15, 2016 10:31 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - World champion Anita Wlodarczyk improved her own world record with a throw of 82.29 meters in the women's hammer final at the Rio Olympics on Monday.

The 31-year-old Pole's third throw of the final improved on the previous mark of 81.08 meters she achieved on home soil at the start of the month.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Tony Jimenez)