Sophie Hitchon competes in hammer competition and sets new GB record

Olympics athletics: Hitchon sets new GB record in hammer

Sophie Hitchon sets a new British record of in the hammer to give herself a chance of reaching the final.

Burnley hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon was in record-breaking form as she smashed the British hammer record at the European Team Championships in Gateshead.

Sophie Hitchon was devastated after a below-par performance saw her fail to make the hammer final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon throws the Hammer  Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain competes in the women's Hammer Throw qualifications in a sunny Olympic Stadium on Day 12 of the Games.

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon throws the Hammer Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain competes in the women's Hammer Throw qualifications in a sunny Olympic Stadium on Day 12 of the Games.

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon celebrates her third place in the Women's Hammer Throw Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP / Johannes EISELE

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon celebrates her third place in the Women's Hammer Throw Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August / AFP / Johannes EISELE

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Sophie Hitchon will contest this evening’s Commonwealth Games hammer final at Hampden Park.

Sophie Hitchon will contest this evening’s Commonwealth Games hammer final at Hampden Park.

Britain's Sophie Hitchon takes a throw in a hammer throw qualification round.

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Britain's Sophie Hitchon takes a throw in a hammer throw qualification round.

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Under pressure: Dancer turned hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon credits her years of performing ballet on the stage for helping her cope with pressure

The former ballet dancer preparing for the performance of her life after leaping into the hammer final

Under pressure: Dancer turned hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon credits her years of performing ballet on the stage for helping her cope with pressure

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Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the women's hammer throw qualification, Aug.

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