A new Meet Record at the Sydney Track Classic

Dani Samuels

Dani relished the opportunity to throw in front of her home crowd, improving the meet record for the women’s discus with her best performance of 66.21m.

The throw was also her second biggest ever in Australia behind her winning mark at the Australian Athletics Championships last year. Opening with a foul, the Commonwealth champion settled to deliver an excellent series that also included throws of 63.54m, 65.36m, 62.14m and 61.97m.

“I was really happy to be back at home with (my coach) Denis this week and my family are here watching which is great. I’m happy with the consistency, to throw 65 and then 66 (metres) is better than this time last year at the Sydney Track Classic. Things are just moving forward and I’m looking forward to Nationals,” Dani said.
Samuels will enjoy a weekend away from athletics next weekend, before competing at the 93rd Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane (Qld). It is here that she can ensure her automatic selection to the Australian Flame team bound for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

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