Richmond’s Camryn Rogers placed fifth in the Olympic women’s hammer throw earlier today in Tokyo.
Rogers fifth at Olympics with record throw
By Don Fennell
Published 12:30 PDT, Tue August 3, 2021
Last Updated: 3:10 PDT, Thu August 19, 2021
As usual, Camryn Rogers gave it her all in what added up to her best throw ever—and a Canadian record.
But in the end, the Richmond athlete’s throw of 74.35 metres earlier today at the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo was surpassed by four others in a remarkably strong field of athletes in the women’s hammer throw final.
Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk won gold with a winning distance of 78.48 metres, becoming the only woman ever to win the Olympic title three times in a row. China’s Zheng Wang took silver with a throw of 77.03, and Malwina Kopron of Poland bronze with a throw of 75.49. Alexandra Tavernier of France placed fourth with a throw of 74.41.
Rogers, just 22, will surely have many more opportunities to reach the Olympic podium given her throws career is only starting. The McMath Secondary grad and current University of California-Berkeley student is the two-time reigning NCAA college champion.