Poland's Wlodarczyk breaks own hammer world record

Poland's Wlodarczyk breaks own hammer world record

Warsaw (AFP) - Poland's Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk broke her own world record in the hammer on Sunday with a throw of 82.98 metres in Warsaw.

Wlodarczyk set the new mark at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial event in the Polish capital on a day in which she had three throws over the 80m mark -- no other thrower has ever gone over 80m and she has now done it 11 times in total.

The 31-year-old's new record beats her previous best of 82.29m set as she won Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro earlier this month.