Sophie Hitchon in tears as she fails to repeat Olympic heroics as British star finishes down in seventh in the World Championship hammer competition

SOPHIE HITCHON broke down in tears as she failed in her bid to safe a World Championship medal when she might solely end seventh in the hammer last.

Hitchon was one among Britain's massive hopes to podium coming into the competition after she secured bronze at the Rio Olympics final yr.

 Sophie Hitchon was in floods of tears as she failed to win a World Championships medal

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Sophie Hitchon was in floods of tears as she failed to win a World Championships medal
 Sophie Hitchon took an early lead with her first throw but found herself in seventh going into the final three efforts

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Sophie Hitchon took an early lead together with her first throw however discovered herself in seventh going into the last three efforts

Having certified in third place for the ultimate, the 26-yr-previous had been assured of difficult for a medal in entrance of a packed house crowd.

However the former world junior champion was unable to discover her greatest type when it mattered most, throwing persistently simply over 70 metres however by no means sufficient to significantly threaten the prime three spots.

Hitchon knew as she stepped into the cage for her last throw that she wanted a private greatest throw to even snatch a bronze, however regardless of producing her greatest effort of seventy two.32 metres it was not sufficient to see her end higher than seventh.

Hitchon, 26, who put her hand over her mouth in horror after which burst into tears as she knelt on the floor, stated: "It's emotional. I feel there was extra there.

"I'm simply sorry I couldn't produce one thing higher. I felt I used to be able to bronze right here too."

The previous dancer who switched to athletics at the age of 14 after giving up her dream of turning into a ballerina, stated: "Sure, I really feel the strain of being an Olympic bronze medallist however nobody places extra strain on me than myself to produce my greatest and I didn't do this.

 

 Hitchon felt she had let the home crowd down as she failed to produce her best form

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Hitchon felt she had let the residence crowd down as she failed to produce her greatest type
 Sophie Hitchon became the first British woman to win an Olympic hammer medal in Rio

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Sophie Hitchon turned the first British lady to win an Olympic hammer medal in Rio

"I'm beating myself up, in fact I’m. That’s a part of my character. Some athletes are higher at hiding it however yeah I’m actually dissatisfied.

"Finally you need to be higher and higher. I all the time need to do rather well in any competition I do and often I all the time carry out higher at Championships.

"However it’s sport, that's why we compete they usually did higher than me today."

Poland's defending phrase champion Anita Wlodarczyk proved a category aside from the remainder of the subject with a throw of seventy seven.90m to take the gold medal.

Zheng Wang of China led after the first three throws, however had to accept silver with a better of seventy five.98m, and Poland additionally took a bronze after Malwina Kopron reached seventy four.76m

SOPHIE HITCHON broke down in tears as she failed in her bid to safe a World Championship medal when she might solely end seventh in the hammer remaining.

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