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Richmond’s Camryn Rogers places fifth at Tokyo Olympics

The women's hammer throw gold went to Poland.
Richmond's Camryn Rogers placed fifth in hammer throw at the Tokyo Olympics.

Richmond’s Camryn Rogers has placed fifth in women’s hammer throw at the Tokyo Olympics.

In the qualifying round, Rogers finished fourth out of 30 competitors with a throw of 73.97 metres.

In the final match, Rogers threw 74.35 metres.

Gold went to Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk, who threw 78.48 metres. China took silver, and bronze went to Poland as well.

Rogers, who is a McMath alumnus, is participating in her first Olympics at the age of 22.

As part of the NCAA Cal-Berkely Bears, Rogers threw the fourth longest throw in the world in June - 75.52 metres – snagging a gold.