Camryn Rogers wins Canada’s first hammer throw medal at World Championships – National

Canada’s Camryn Rogers won a silver medal in the women’s hammer throw at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

It is Canada’s first world medal at the event.

The 23-year-old from Richmond, BC, threw a throw of 75.52 yards to secure her spot on the podium.

America’s Brooke Andersen won gold with a throw of 78.96 on her final throw. Janee’ Kassanavoid of the USA shot 74.86 for the bronze.

Jillian Weir of Kingston, Ontario placed fifth with a throw of 72.41.

Rogers’ medal caps a breakout season for the Canadian, who broke her own national and collegiate records with a throw of 77.67 at the same Hayward Field last month.

Rogers finished fifth in her Olympic debut in Tokyo last summer and was the youngest athlete in the final.

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