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Games record hammered

20 Mar 06 10:46

 

Brooke Krueger after her record breaking win in the Women's Hammer throw.

Brooke Krueger after her record
breaking win in the Women's
Hammer throw.

Australia’s Brooke Krueger has set a Commonwealth Games record to win the gold medal in the Women’s Hammer Throw final.

 

The 25-year-old threw the hammer 67.9 metres to break the record of 66.83m set by England’s Lorraine Shaw at the Manchester Games in 2002.

 

Shaw could only manage a throw of 66m to take the bronze medal.

 

Canada’s Jennifer Joyce won silver with a throw of 67.29m.

 

An Adelaide primary school teacher, Krueger has an interesting pastime that involves throwing frozen fish.

 

For the past three years, she has won the Port Lincoln tuna tossing competition, which decides who can throw an eight or nine kilogram frozen tuna the furthest.

 

Her average throw is 21m.

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