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Hammon The Hammer Thrower

Year 10 athlete Lexi has discovered that she can throw a hammer a remarkable distance and that she can beat the vast majority of people in this sport.

Year 10 athlete Lexi has discovered that she can throw a hammer a remarkable distance and that she can beat the vast majority of people in this sport. Having tried track events and deciding that running was not for her, the Hales House student was asked to try out for the hammer throwing by her coach at Swale Combined Athletics Club. Lexi was immediately bitten by the bug and now practices three times a week. She has recently taken the Bronze medal in the Kent Athletics County Championships and also the Bronze in the Kent Schools Athletics, throwing an amazing 25.82m, beating her personal best. Lexi said “I love this sport and I am now ranked 147th in the UK but am aiming to improve that ranking”. Not bad for someone who has been taking part in Hammer Throwing for less than a year!