Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk added more than a metre to her own world record* when she threw 82.29m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Monday (15).
Wlodarczyk improved by 1.21m on the mark of 81.08m she set last year on home soil in Cetniewo.
Following a relatively modest opener, at least for her, of 76.35m, Wlodarczyk broke the Olympic record with her second round effort of 80.40m before getting the world record on the following throw.
After a foul in the fourth round, she reached 81.74m, also in excess of her former world record, with her fifth throw before finishing off her series with 79.60m.
* subject to the usual ratification procedures.