Sultana swaps hammer for Highland: Back-to-back Commonwealth champ misses repeat medal at Gold Coast 2018, but fun-filled Frizell hungry for Highland Games

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frizell-2017nationals.jpg OTTAWA – JULY 08: Sultana Frizell competes in the Women’s Hammer competition during the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, ON., Canada on July 7, 2017. Sultana Frizell came within one spot of joining 5 other local athletes who have won bronze medals at the midway point of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Fellow Ottawa Lion Tim Nedow (athletics, shotput), Joanna Brown (triathlon), Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (swimming), and Ariane Bonhomme and Derek Gee (track cycling) all hit the third step of the podium in Gold Coast, Australia. Photo: Steve Kingsman.

By Dan Plouffe

The two-time defending Commonwealth Games women’s hammer throw champion finished the always-dreaded one spot off the podium in 4th place, but at least Sultana Frizell didn’t have to contend with farm animals stealing her equipment when she competed in Gold Coast, Australia on Apr. 10.

That’s been a daily concern for…

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