Sophie into World hammer final

England's Sophie Hitchon in the Women's Hammer Throw at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 27, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. RESTICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.
England's Sophie Hitchon in the Women's Hammer Throw at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 27, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. RESTICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.
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Sophie Hitchon has qualified for the hammer final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

This morning, the Burnley athlete came through Group A with a best throw of 71.07m, achieved in the second round, after her first effort found the net in the Bird’s Nest.

Her third throw was also a foul, but she had done enough to finish fifth in Group A, and eighth overall, earning a place in the 12-strong field for Thursday’s final, which takes place at noon.

Sophie, formerly with Pendle AC, will throw fourth.