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Report15 Jul 2017

Report: girls' hammer – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Coming into the girls’ hammer final, Cuba’s Amanda Almendariaz wouldn’t have been most people’s idea of the champion, but with a rapid spin, a slingshot release and a high, arcing trajectory of the metal sphere, she changed that in the space of a few seconds.

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Previews07 Jul 2017

Preview: girls' hammer – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

As is often the case when it’s hammer time, it’s the Eastern European entrants who should be looked to first. Romania’s Ana Adela Stanciu is the leading thrower in the field, with a best of 69.58m this season, which she threw in Istanbul to win the Balkan Youth Championships last month. She has thrown over 69 metres in three of her five competitions with the 3kg ball this year, so should prove tough to beat.

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Report19 Jul 2015

Few barriers for Grimes and McLaughlin en route to 400m hurdles gold in Cali

Dominant 400m hurdles victories by USA’s Norman Grimes and Sydney McLaughlin capped the penultimate day of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 at Pascual Guerrero Stadium on Saturday (18), which once again played host to one of the largest crowds to ever witness these championships.

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Report19 Jul 2015

Girls' hammer – IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015

As expected, world youth leader Sofiya Galkina emerged victorious in the girls’ hammer but Russia’s first gold medal in the event didn’t lack some late-hour drama at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 on Saturday (18).

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Previews14 Jul 2015

Girls' hammer preview – IAAF World Youth Championships Cali 2015

Armed with three throws to her credit beyond 71 metres this season, Sofiya Palkina arrives in Cali as the overwhelming favourite.

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Feature13 Jul 2013

Gyuratz is the latest model to be forged on Hungary's hammer production line

As a young girl, Reka Gyuratz used to wander over to the Hammer training centre in her home town of Szombathely to watch the athletes go through their paces and sometimes compete. It proved to be an inspirational experience because she took up the event at the age of 13 and became the country’s latest global champion in Donetsk on Saturday.

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Report13 Jul 2013

Hungarian hammer girls at the double

As predicted, Reka Gyuratz and Helga Volgyi continued their intense rivalry and achieved a Hungarian one-two in the girls’ Hammer Throw final, surpassing 70 metres on seven occasions.

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