Early Season World Lead at the Adelaide Track Classic

Dani’s best throw of 65.20m was a new World Lead, as well as a meet record and came in round three, but for the Commonwealth champion the highlight of her performance was her ability to deliver consistency across her series. Opening her account with a nervous foul, she recovered with a mark of 63.67m before her winning mark, a 62.61m throw, 64.61m and 64.56m to close.

“I was hoping for at least 63 metres, so to have a couple of throws out past 64 metres and then the winning throw of 65.20 makes me very happy. The consistency was there, so I was trying to play with the winds a little bit because it was shifting from a headwind to a cross wind and that was good practice for that type of throwing,” Samuels said.

“It’s on to the Queensland Track Classic now, then Sydney for the Tour Final and Nationals too. If the national record happens it happens. It’s within a metre of my PB and this is my first competition this season. If I can throw that distance it will put me in the mix for a medal and that’s the aim.”

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