Rogers Takes Fifth In Olympic Hammer Throw
TOKYO – Camryn Rogers capped her outstanding season with a fifth-place finish in the women's hammer throw at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium early Tuesday morning.
After fouling on her first attempt, Rogers kept her cool against the top competition in the world and landed a throw of 74.35 meters (243-9), the second-best heave of her career.
That mark put Rogers in third-place after the first three throws as she advanced to the final round of three tosses along with the remaining top seven athletes. She was unable to improve on her mark in the final throws to come away with fifth.
Rogers recorded the best ever finish by a Canadian in an Olympic hammer throw competition.
Anita Wlodarczyk won gold with a best toss of 78.48 meters and Zheng Wang of China took silver with a mark of 77.03 meters. Rounding out the medals, Poland's Malwina Kopron came away with bronze at 75.49 meters. Alexandra Tavernier was fourth, just ahead of Rogers at 74.41 meters.
Rogers, the reigning two-time NCAA champion in the event came into the Olympics ranked 30th in the world.