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Van Klinken Shatters Dutch Discus Record

May 23, 2021

TEMPE - Jorinde van Klinken is officially the best in the world.
 
The first-year Sun Devil competed in both Arizona's Tucson Elite Classic and the USTA Throws Festival this week in Tucson where she shattered her own personal record, tossed a pair of Olympic-standards, and lept to the top of the international stage. Van Klinken's fifth-round mark of 70.22m (230-4) leads the world by 1.23 meters/4 feet and broke the Dutch record (63.88m, Corrode de Bruin) by 6.34m/20-5. The IAAF women's discus standard is 63.50m.

Tucson Elite Classic Results
USATF Throwers Fest Results
IAAF Standards
Van Klinken Named Pac-12 Women's Field Athlete of the Year

 


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Per USTFCCCA, because van Klinken completed unattached from ASU, her marks won't affect any NCAA records. Meg Ritchie's 40-year-old all-time best if 67.48m could go down soon with the NCAA West Prelims and Championships coming up.
 
Van Klinken kicked off the week with a 65.94m/216-4 victory Thursday in the Tucson Elite Classic that would've been the third-best mark in collegiate history. Her mark came on her sixth throw of the day and knocked off Gia Lewis-Smallwood's meet record.
 
Van Klinken jumped to the top of the world list Saturday afternoon with her fifth throw. She battled Jamacian Olympian Shadee Lawrenece for the lead start-to-finish. Lawrence finished with a 67.05m/219-11 mark.
 
With the mark, Van Klinken is the second Sun Devils to hit an Olympic mark this season. Turner Washington hit the men's shot and discus standards earlier this season and will competed in the USATF Trials this summer.