Sophie Hitchon threw a British record to claim a bronze medal in the women’s hammer with her very last throw of a competition that also saw another world record fall.

Hitchon makes history with hammer bronze

Sophie Hitchon threw a British record to claim a bronze medal in the women’s hammer with her very last throw of a competition that also saw another world record fall.

READY FOR ACTION: Sophie Hitchon

Burnley hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon was in record-breaking form as she smashed the British hammer record at the European Team Championships in Gateshead.

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon throws the Hammer  Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain competes in the women's Hammer Throw qualifications in a sunny Olympic Stadium on Day 12 of the Games.

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon throws the Hammer Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain competes in the women's Hammer Throw qualifications in a sunny Olympic Stadium on Day 12 of the Games.

Sophie Hitchon will contest this evening’s Commonwealth Games hammer final at Hampden Park.

Sophie Hitchon will contest this evening’s Commonwealth Games hammer final at Hampden Park.

Sophie Hitchon, 22 today, is in action at the European Under 23 Championships in Tampere in Finland over the weekend.

Sophie Hitchon finished fourth at the Werfertage Halle meet in Germany at the weekendas she went beyond

Result: Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon takes hammer throw bronze

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon wins bronze in the women's hammer throw event and sets a new British record in the process.

Britain’s Sophie Hitchon snatches bronze in hammer, world record broken

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Sophie Hitchon Team GB in the final of the hammer throw

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Sophie Hitchon is the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the hammer…

Sophie Hitchon is first British woman to win medal in HAMMER THROWING

Sophie Hitchon, from Burnley, launched the hammer out to metres to move from sixth place to third and become the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the discipline.

Sophie Hitchon celebrates winning Bronze in Hammer at Rio

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Sophie Hitchon celebrates winning Bronze in Hammer at Rio

Sophie Hitchon arrives for GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016 at Tate Modern on September 6, 2016 in London, England.

Sophie Hitchon arrives for GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2016 at Tate Modern on September 2016 in London, England.

Sophie Hitchon strikes bronze to claim Britain’s first Olympic hammer medal • Final throw sets GB record of 74.54m and puts 25-year-old on podium • Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk takes gold and extends her world mark

Sophie Hitchon strikes bronze to claim Britain’s first Olympic hammer medal

Sophie Hitchon strikes bronze to claim Britain’s first Olympic hammer medal • Final throw sets GB record of 74.54m and puts 25-year-old on podium • Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk takes gold and extends her world mark

GB's Sophie Hitchon wins bronze in the women's hammer

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GB's Sophie Hitchon wins bronze in the women's hammer

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon celebrates her third place in the Women's Hammer Throw Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP / Johannes EISELE

Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon celebrates her third place in the Women's Hammer Throw Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August / AFP / Johannes EISELE

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