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Sophie Hitchon competes in hammer competition and sets new GB record

Sophie Hitchon competes in hammer competition and sets new GB record

Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain in action during qualifying for the waomen's hammer on day one of The 23rd European Athletics Championships at Olympic Stadium on July 6, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

23rd European Athletics Championships - Day One

Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain in action during qualifying for the waomen's hammer on day one of The 23rd European Athletics Championships at Olympic Stadium on July 6, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Britain’s Sophie Hitchon snatches bronze in hammer, world record broken

Britain’s Sophie Hitchon snatches bronze in hammer, world record broken

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.

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

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

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 15, 2016. / AFP / Johannes EISELE

Sophie Hitchon

Sophie Hitchon

Sophie Hitchon threw a British record to claim a bronze medal in the women’s hammer with her very last throw of a competition that also saw another world record fall.

Hitchon makes history with hammer bronze

Sophie Hitchon threw a British record to claim a bronze medal in the women’s hammer with her very last throw of a competition that also saw another world record fall.

Hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon - London Olympics - British senior record holder

Hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon - London Olympics - British senior record holder

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

England Team victorious at Loughborough - England Athletics

England Team victorious at Loughborough - England Athletics

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.