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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. The had held third...

8/15/16 Via BBC Sport · She used to be a ballet dancer. Now, Sophie Hitchon is an Olympic hammer bronze medalist.

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Sophie Hitchon sets a British record to win Britain's first women's medal in the hammer, taking bronze with her last throw. 15th August 2016

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

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

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