Cleckheaton hammer thrower Sarah Holt is fourth in Commonwealth Games final

Cleckheaton hammer thrower Sarah Holt is fourth in Commonwealth Games final

Cleckheaton hammer thrower Sarah Holt is fourth in Commonwealth Games final

First published in Sport

Cleckheaton’s Sarah Holt was another competitor from the Bradford area to just miss out on a medal at Hampden Park tonight.

She was fourth in the women’s hammer final where the bronze medal went to her England team-mate Sophie Hitchon, who is the ballet dancer turned hammer thrower.

The 23-year-old from Burnley hurled the hammer out to 68.72 metres to land her team’s third athletics medal of Glasgow 2014.

Sultana Frizell of Canada took the gold in a Games record 71.97m with New Zealand’s Julia Ratcliffe taking the silver medal with 69.86m.

Holt’s best throw came in the final round when she hurled the hammer to a distance of 65.67. It was a brave effort but not enough to gain a medal.

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