Monday, August 8

Canada’s Rogers wins historic silver in women’s hammer throw at world championship

Canada’s Camryn Rogers spun four times in the circle, then unleashed a hammer throw that soared straight into the history books.

The 23-year-old from Richmond, B.C., threw 75.52 metres to win silver at the world track and field championships on Sunday, not only Canada’s first world medal in women’s hammer, but the country’s first women’s podium finish in a field event — period.

But climbing the medal podium in her world debut didn’t come as a huge surprise. It’s been that kind of season for Rogers. It started when she finished fifth in her Olympic debut last summer.

“My coach and I have had a plan coming into this championship for, well, basically since we finished at Tokyo last year … dreaming of the podium and having that image in our mind every single time that I throw, every single time in the gym, every moment of every day,” said Rogers, who was the youngest thrower in the women’s Olympic final.

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