Poland’s Wlodarczyk bagged third Olympic gold in a row

Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland has bagged a third straight gold medal on Tuesday in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in the women's hammer throw final.

Poland: Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland has bagged a third straight gold medal on Tuesday in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in the women’s hammer throw final.

By becoming the first woman to win an individual Olympic athletics event three times in a row, the Poland athlete Anita Wlodarczyk went further down and cemented her status as the greatest of all-time in the event.

She is a world record holder who threw her first attempt into the net; however, she recovered by6 launching the hammer 78.48 m in the fourth round.

While talking to the reporters, Anita Wlodarczyk stated that “I was good. I was dreaming of becoming the queen of the hammer throw, and I have been injured and came right back from it and won an Olympic medal.”

Wlodarczyk was born on 8 August 1985. She is 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic champion & the first woman in history to throw the hammer over 80 m.

Włodarczyk also currently holds the women’s world record of 82.98 m. She is considered the most remarkable women’s hammer thrower of all time.

Włodarczyk won her first national – U23 championships in 2007 and competed in the year 2007 European Athletics – U23 Championships, but could not progress beyond the qualifying round.

She finished at sixth position in the hammer throw competition at the 2008 Olympic Games. She then got qualified for the – 2008 World Athletics Final and won a bronze medal.

She participated in the 2009 European Team Championships the following year, winning her first gold medal at a major international competition.

Włodarczyk also achieved a personal best throw of – 76.20 metres (250.0 ft) on 30 May 2009 in Biała Podlaska, beating her previous record by 81 cm and improve 76.59 m in Golden Spike Ostrava.

Before the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, she produced a national record-breaking performance in Cottbus, winning the competition with a world-leading 77.20-metre (253.3 ft) throw. This was the fourth-longest throw by a woman in the hammer throw.