With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today 4 August 2020, Rio 2016 women's hammer final
The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!
Rio 2016 Women's Hammer Final
Coming off the back of her London 2012 win and a world record of 81.08m a year prior, Polish hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk was seeking her second Olympic gold at Rio 2016. Using the old glove in memory of former champion and close friend Kamila Skolimowska, Wlodarczyk was confident that she could outdo all her previous successes. But she would have to face 11 other rivals including ZHANG Wenxiu from the People's Republic of China - a veteran on the Olympic circuit - and also Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain - an upcoming hammer thrower who had just made a new British record in the World Championships. Would Wlodarcyzk succeed?
Anita Wlodarczyk wins the Gold for Poland, Zhang Wenxiu the Silver for China and Sophie Hitchon the Bronze for Great Britain in the women's hammer final at the Rio Summer Olympic Games in 2016