Wlodarczyk's world record provides ISTAF highlight
Wlodarczyk's world-record hammer throw provides ISTAF highlight, Harting humors home fans
Associated Press
2014-09-01 03:22 AM

BERLIN (AP) -- Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by Anita Wlodarczyk's world record in the women's hammer throw.

Wlodarczyk of Poland threw 79.58 meters on her second attempt to knock 16 centimeters off Betty Heidler's previous mark from 2011.

The European champion and Olympic silver medalist continued threatening the 80-meter mark with her next efforts at the IAAF Word Challenge meet.

Harting claimed the discus with a throw of 68.21 meters, 18 days after he claimed his second European title in Zurich. It was his 12th win of the season.

Lithuania's Virgilijus Alekna ended his impressive career with a throw of 61.84.

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