Ratcliffe wins gold in Hammer Throw

April 11, 2018

New Zealand hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe won the women’s hammer throw gold medal last night.

For Radcliffe, victory was all the sweeter because she narrowly missed out on the gold at the Glasgow Games in 2014, finishing with the silver medal.

This time she made no mistake. Ratcliffe won with a throw of 69.94m, well clear of silver medallist Australian Alexandra Hulley’s 68.20m. Another Australian, Lara Nielsen, was third with 65.03m.

Ratcliffe felt it was one of her most consistent series of throws. There wasn’t a really big one, but they were all good, one of the best series of my life.”

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GO NZ!!!


what a shot 🙂


shot 🙂


I love you


good for her