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DeAnna Price Makes Hammer History at World Championships

DeAnna Price Makes Hammer History at World Championships

U.S. hammer-thrower DeAnna Price made history at the Track & Field World Championships in Doha becoming the first-ever World Champion for the United States in the Hammer Throw.

Price, the American record holder and 2019 world leader launched a 76.87m/252-2 opener and then improved in round three with a 77.54/254-5 that ranks as the all-time No. 5 US performance. Only six women in history, including Price, have ever thrown farther.

DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 28: Deanna Price of the United States reacts after placing first in the Women’s Hammer Throw final day two of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

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