Olympic discus champion Valarie Allman added 30 centimetres to her own continental record, throwing 71.46m at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla on Friday (8).
In so doing, the 27-year-old US athlete produced the farthest throw in the world for almost 30 years, elevating her to 15th on the world all-time list – and this was just her second competition of the year.
Allman, who opened her season last month with a 68.13m win in San Antonio, was in a class of her own in La Jolla. She opened her account with 65.51m, then produced her record-breaking throw in round two. After passing round three and registering a foul in round four, she ended her series with throws of 67.38m and 65.93m. US Olympian Rachel Dincoff was second with 61.27m.
SOURCE: WORLD ATHLETICS