Budapest, Hungary: Canada’s Camryn Rogers has won the gold medal in the women’s hammer throw at the World Athletics Championships.
Rogers’ first throw of 77.22 metres stood as the winner. No other thrower hit the 77-metre mark.
Janee’ Kassanavoid of the United States (76.36) was second and fellow American DeAnna Price (75.41) was third.
Rogers won silver in her worlds debut in 2022, becoming the first Canadian woman to ever win a world championship medal in a field event.
The 24-year-old from Richmond, B.C., owns the fifth-best mark ever in the women’s hammer throw at 78.62 metres _ and the Canadian record _ which came in May.
Rogers, who entered the world championships ranked second in the world in women’s hammer throw, won gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and is a three-time NCAA champion and record holder. — Canadian Press