It’s hammer time for Frizell at the Commonwealth Games

Hammer thrower Sultana Frizell describes her little slice of track and field — slowly waving a ball and chain overhead and then rapidly spinning four times in a claustrophobic circle before finally flinging the snake-like projectile — as “controlled chaos.”

Funny, that’s also an apt description of her personal life in 2013, which impacted her results, but made a greater impression on her family.

However, after continually driving the Ottawa to Perth to Kingston loop to care for her ailing mother and father and aging grandmother, fitting in practices and competitions, and then contemplating retirement as Canada’s most successful hammer thrower, Frizell has emerged a significantly better athlete and person.

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