Sophie Hitchon is having a great season – top of the British Rankings for U23 and Senior Women’s Hammer. On Saturday at Gateshead, she added a metre to her existing PB and National Record to take 3rd place in the European Team Championships with a Throw of 72.97m. The event was won by Betty Heidler, the world record holder with a Throw of 74.31m. When you realise that Heidler is 8yrs older than Sophie and 8yrs more experienced, it demonstrates what a great performance Sophie’s was.

Full Results HERE