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Javelin thrower Hudson throws an Austrian record of 66.06 metres

Javelin thrower Hudson throws an Austrian record of 66.06 metres

The 27-year-old surpassed the record by about 1.4 meters at the athletics meet in Eisenstadt. The distance was enough to win a silver medal at the last Olympics.

Javelin thrower Victoria Hudson improved the Austrian record she set three years ago at the athletics meet in Eisenstadt. The 27-year-old cleared 66.06 meters on her third attempt on Wednesday, more than a meter more than her record (64.68), which was also set in Eisenstadt in 2021. Hudson, who qualified for the Paris Olympics, was , has missed competitions in Graz and St. Pölten in recent weeks due to back pain.

66.06 meters was enough to win the silver medal at the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo; In the 2024 annual rankings, Hudson ranks second behind Colombian Ruiz Hurtado (Cole, 66.70 metres).

“I wasn't expecting such a perfect showing. This distance shows I'm ready for the European Championships in Rome,” said Hudson, who also had to deal with a chronic sinus infection. Accordingly, preparations have been “bumpy,” the fifth-place finisher noted. At the 2023 World Cup. The fights for the continental title begin on June 10. The Lower Austrian travels to Italy as the best European woman (APA/Ed.)

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