Raynor breaks hammer throw record, again

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Caniggia Raynor, for the umpteenth time, broke the national hammer throw record, this time at the National Senior Championships, taking it to 70.93 metres this morning at the National Senior Championships.

Raynor, 26, was the only competitor but was still motivated enough to increase the national record from 70.91 to 70.93m.

He is now ranked 77th in the world behind Poland's Pawel Fajdek with 82.40m.

But Raynor's distance of 70.93m is still well short of the World Championship qualifying mark of 76m.

Meanwhile, former record holder Natalie Grant won the women's hammer throw with 56.87m ahead of Kadine Johnson with 54.49 and Clunis Nayoka, third of the three competitors with 49.53m.

Grant's mark was also well below the World Championships qualifying mark of 71m.

Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk is the world leader with a throw of 79.73m.

Howard Walker

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