Hammer thrower Sultana Frizell fell short of her bid for a third straight Commonwealth Games gold Tuesday, finishing just off the podium in fourth place.
Frizell’s best throw of 63.94 metres came in the fourth round following increasing distances in each of the first three. After failing to improve in round five, Frizell laid it all out on the sixth and final effort. ““I was really close and trying to get after it on my last one, because you just have to go after it. I think I actually threw it out of bounds, so it was a big fat zero,” she told Athletics Canada after the competition.
While she may have lost her gold, Frizell was able to retain her Games record of 71.97m for four more years.
In addition to defending her Canadian hammer throw championship this July at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility on July 6, Frizell has plans to throw some other objects this summer. “I’m going out on the Highland Games circuit. I’m going to take my mini kilt and [travel across] Canada chucking a whole bunch of things.”