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 Norwich Union International - Results UK News
1. Erin Gilreath (US) 69.97m
2. Katalin Divos (European Select) 69.00m
3. Lorainne Shaw (GB) 67.43m
8. Shirley Webb (GB) 60.55m
Posted 25/07/2004

 Norwich Union U23 International, Manchester - Results UK News
Mens: 1 Jens Rautenkranz (Germany) 69.79; 2 Timo Kahlmeyer (Germany) 68.26; 3 Carl Saggers (Great Britain) 64.36; 4 Massimo Marussi (Italy) 63.16; 5 Vito Votoni (Italy) 60.75; 6 Karim Chester (Great Britain) 57.45; 7 Roger BATE (guest) 53.80.

Womens: 1 Betty Heidler (Germany) 70.15; 2 Kathrin Klaas (Germany) 68.01; 3 Lesley Brannen (guest) 57.20; 4 Laura Douglas (Great Britain) 55.73; 5 Elisa Palmieri (Italy) 54.86; 6 Maria Laura Montelpare (Italy) 49.92; 7 Sarah Deacon (Great Britain) 44.37.

Source: UK Athletics website
Posted 25/07/2004

 New National U17 RecordUK News
Alex Smith has set a new U17 national record for the 5k hammer of 76.52m at the British Schools International in Chelmsford. This performance breaks a 20 year old record previously held by Andrew Tolputt.

Well done Alex!

To download the video please Click Here
Posted 18/07/2004

 Emeka - A Standard!UK News
Emeka Udechuku threw a massive personal best of 64.93m in the discus at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit Meeting yesterday. This surpasses the A standard for the Olympic Games. Well done Emeka!

Not hammer-related - but I think it definately deserves a mention.
Posted 18/07/2004

 Recent World ResultsInternational
Ivan Tikhon set a world leading performance of 83.97m at the Belarussian championships (8-10th July). Igor Astapkovich, now in his forties, threw 82.23 for third position. Olga Tsander also of Belarus produced a performance of 74.72m in the womens', a national record which could make her a threat for the Olympic title.

Olli-Pekka Karjalainen of Finland, former world junior champion, has now thrown 83.30m. This could make him a serious contender for the Olympic title in Athens.
Posted 17/07/2004

 AAA Championships ResultsUK News
AAA Championships and Olympic Trials Results. On the basis of these results and previous performances Lorraine Shaw and Shirely Webb have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Athens. Congratulations and good luck!

Men: 1 Mick Jones 72.04; 2 Andy Frost 69.94m; 3 Mike Floyd 68.05; 4 Simon Bown 66.20; 5 Carl Saggers 63.71m; 6 Glen Kerr 61.44m; 7 Matthew Bell 61.41m; 8 Karim Chester 59.22m; 9 Steve Sammut 54.76m

Women: 1 Lorraine Shaw 68.11; 2 Shirely Webb 64.67; 3 Liz Pigeon 60.82m; 4 Carys Parry 59.78m; 5 Suzanne Roberts 59.59m; 6 Laura Douglas 59.10m; 7 Zoe Derham 58.93m; 8 Lesley Brannan 56.58m; 9 Susan McKelvie 54.32m; 10 Joanne John 52.92m

Results are as printed in Athletics Weekly.
Posted 17/07/2004

 English Schools ChampionshipsUK News
Complete results of the English Schools championships are available at www.esaa.net - Well done to everyone who took part
Posted 17/07/2004

 Crazy... but brilliant!International
Hows about throwing a 2ft ball of flame 66m. Well that's what a couple of americans did to celebrate independace day - Crazy! To view the movie go to the bottom of the page on http://www.sorinex.com/living.asp.

And for anyone who wants to know, find out how it is done by Clicking Here

DISCLAIMER: No responsibility will be taken for any actions resulting directly or indirectly from the viewing this material.
Posted 08/07/2004

 Latest hammer rankings uploaded...UK News
The lastest hammer rankings correct as at 7th July have been uploaded. To view them please Click Here
Posted 08/07/2004

AAA Championships and Olympic Trials
Women Hammer Final - 16:05, Saturday 10th July
Men Hammer Final - 16:15, Sunday 11th July

At the time of writing there are still some tickets available for the Saturday, Sunday is sold out. Good luck to all who are competing.

To buy tickets please Click Here
Posted 06/07/2004

Moreno Proves Form
Yipsi Moreno has proven her form for the Olympic Games by unleashing a throw of 75.06m in Padua (Italy) on 4th July. It is Moreno's 3rd time over 75m in her career.

For the IAAF article please Click Here
Posted 05/07/2004

Ivan Tikhon in Great Shape for the Olympics
Ivan Tikhon has set a world leading mark of 83.36m in Stayki, Belarus on 26th June 2004. This superseeds the mark of 82.65m which was set by Koji Murofushi earlier this year at the Prefontaine Classic.

For the results please Click Here
Posted 05/07/2004

Two Qualifiers for Olympic Games Hammer
Lorraine Shaw has finally qualified for the Olympics by achieving the A standard with a throw of 67.85m at Varazdin on Saturday. Shirely Webb has consolidated on her early season performance with a throw of 66.75m at the UK Women's league competition held at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Unfortunately Mick Jones has so far been unable to throw the Olympic qualifying distance of 74m.
Posted 05/07/2004

U20 / U23 AAA's Results
Some excellent performances - Laura Douglas was able to regain her Welsh Record. The winners of each category are shown below:

U23 W: Laura Douglas 60.13m
U23 M: Carl Saggers 63.17 (CBP)
U20 W: Susan McKelvie 55.28m
U20 M: Alex Smith 65.79 (CBP)

Full results can be Downloaded Here
Posted 05/07/2004

Ziolkowski Meets Olympic Qualifying Mark
Former world champion and reigning Olympic champion Szymon Ziolkowski is ready to defend his Olympic title after obtaining the qualifying mark. Ziolkowski has had problems finding form in recent years and there were rumours of a bust-up with his coach. His performance of 79.41m proves that he is now ready to compete on the world stage again.

For the IAAF article please Click Here
Posted 05/07/2004

Olympic Hammer - Hotting Up...
Olli-Pekka Karjalainen has thrown himself into medal contention in setting a new Finnish record of 82.15m. Karjalainen was formerly the world junior champion. This distance places him third overall in the world mens rankings.

Current World Rankings:
1. Adrian Annus (hungary) 82.59m
2. Koji Murofushi (Japan) 82.18m
3. Olli-Pekka Karjalainen (finland) 82.15m

Source: iaaf.org
Posted 13/06/2004

Latest Rankings Uploaded
The latest rankings list valid at 9st June 2004 has been uploaded. To download please goto the rankings page.
Posted 12/06/2004

Loughborough International Results
Carys Parry takes the welsh record with a distance of 59.80m, this surpasses the former record which was claimed by Laura Douglas just weeks ago. Shirely Webb was the winner of the competition with 62.09m.

In the mens competition Alex Smith threw a PB of 57.67m with the senior hammer. The competition was won by Mick Jones with a modest throw of 72.39m. Mick still has yet to qualify for the olympic games.
Posted 06/06/2004

Latest Rankings Uploaded
The latest rankings list valid at 1st June 2004 has been uploaded. To download please goto the rankings page.
Posted 06/06/2004

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