Anita Wlodarczyk smashes own hammer throw world record

Anita Wlodarczyk smashed her own hammer throw world record on Saturday, breaking the 80-metre mark at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival.

The Pole registered a throw of 81.08m in Cetniewo, destroying the world record of 79.58m she set in Berlin last year.

Wlodarczyk said becoming the first woman to break 80m had been her goal.

“I finally fulfilled my dream, she said.

“I made history by becoming the first woman in the world to throw the hammer farther than 80 metres.”

Wlodarczyk first held the world record in 2009 before losing it to Betty Heidler in 2011, but her 79.58m throw was enough to regain it in Germany last year.

The 29-year-old’s latest record-breaking attempt, however, will take some beating.