(June 17) – World champion Deanna Price dominated the women’s Hammer Throw event at the Iron Wood Throws Classic today, setting a season best with a quality throw of 77.25 meters (253-05).
Price, who secured her world title in Doha back in 2019, wasted no time asserting her dominance. In the opening round, she launched a powerful attempt, reaching an impressive distance of 77.14m. She then concluded the competition with her best performance of the day, surpassing her previous mark with a throw of 77.25m in the sixth round.
The 30-year-old’s extraordinary series of throws also featured a remarkable distance of 76.55m in the second round and 75.81m in the third round. However, she encountered difficulties on her fourth and fifth attempts, fouling on both occasions.
Price’s impressive performance advanced her to the third position on this season’s World Athletics top list, replacing her fellow American and world bronze medalist Janee’ Kassanavoid.
Price currently trails world champion Brooke Andersen (80.17m) and Camryn Rogers, the Canadan national record holder and reigning world silver medalist (78.62m).
The competition also witnessed an impressive display by Rachel Tanczos from the United States, who secured second place with a personal best mark of 73.87m. Erin Reese, the winner of Thursday’s event, clinched the third spot this time with a throw of 72.48m.
Jamaica’s Nayoka Clunis had a 71.13m mark to set a personal best in fourth place.