Hammer thrower bags bronze


TEAM Papua New Guinea women’s hammer thrower Jacklyne Travertz claimed bronze and set a new national record at the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, yesterday.
Travertz threw a distance of 47.99m to finish behind New Caledonia’s Ellise Takosi who secured silver.
Australia’s Alexandra Hulley took out gold as the favourite in the event, having thrown over 68m already this year.
Travertz was pleased with the result as she now focuses on her training to come back stronger at the Melanesian Championships in Fiji 2020.
“I knew there were some good throwers, but I was just working on what I needed to do,” she said.
“I knew there was going to be some good competition, but I just had to believe in myself. I’ve worked hard for this.
“It means a lot to me. The first time I competed at the Games, I finished bottom, and so to come out like this and win bronze in a competition where there are a lot of good throwers, that’s unbelievable.
“We’ve got the Melanesian Games coming up in PNG, in which I’m looking forward to getting a medal.
“So I’m going to go back and train hard so that I can win gold in my home country.” – gamesnewsservice

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