Hammer Throw women World Championships 2013 Odds
Who wins Women's Hammer Throw?
Just like discus, hammer throw is one of the oldest competitive sports, dating back to the 15th century. Although it is part of the regularly Olympics since the 1900, the women’s event was introduced nearly 100 years later at the 1999 World championship and one year later at the Olympics. The record is relatively new, set in 2011 by German athlete Betty Heidler, who threw the hammer at 79.42m distance.
Tatyana Lysenko is the current Olympic and world champion and is the biggest favorite for the world championship title. After being banned from athletics for two years for doping, she returned in 2009 and continued to perform at a high level. Lysenko won the golden medal in London last year, with a fantastic throw of 78.18m, which is the new Olympic record. Her own personal best is slightly better (78.51m). In 2013 she did not compete a lot, but still won several meetings. She appeared at the IAAF World challenge in Beijing, winning the meeting with a 73.12m throw. If she wants to retain her title, she will have to do a lot better, regardless of her dominance so far.
Current world record holder and former World champion hammer throw, Betty Heidler is also on top when it comes to potential winners of this event. She won the bronze medal, unluckily at the London 2012 games and is now looking to return the title home. She competed through the 2013 and actually recorded a win at the Ostrava meeting, throwing the hammer at 75.24m distance. Her best result is of course the world record throw from 2011, but her recent results are way from that form. She will have to do better and will mostly likely battle it out with Tatyana for the title.