Frizell third in Japan Grand Prix

For four rounds she was in the lead, briefly holding the world lead, but Sultana Frizell’s best throw of 73.66m would be passed by two in the final round as she finished third at the Seiko Grand Prix on Sunday. Despite the final round defeat, Frizell was pleased with her efforts at the season opening World Hammer Challenge event in Japan, which was the best series of her life with four throws over 73m.

Frizell will continue her season in a week’s time at the next stop on the World Hammer Challenge in Beijing, China. It will mark the Perth native’s first return to the Bird’s Next stadium since her Olympic debut in 2008. Sultana will wrap up the month at the Golden Spike competition in Ostrava, Czech Republic May 26 before returning home to prepare for June’s Canadian Championships.

To watch a Sultana’s competition in its entirety, click below.