U.S. Olympic Trials 2021 Hammer Throw

After fouling his first two attempts, Finley achieved just 195-8 (59.64), the tenth-longest throw of the round.

In qualifying here after promisingly starting his season with a 217-10 (66.40) throw back in May. Turner Washington, the NCAA champion, was the most noteworthy casualty.

As Brian Williams started the final proceedings, the temperature was 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius).

And as there was little to no wind, it was likely even warmer for the throwers on the infield grass. However, the afternoon did not really include many hot marks.

U.S. Olympic Trials 2021 Hammer Throw

Sam Mattis, the incumbent USATF champion, came in at 205-1/62.51, Williams came in at 204-0/62.19, and Reggie Jagers.

The national champion in 2018, who is a left-handed rare among discus throwers, was the only other competitor to surpass 200ft (61m) in round one.

At 200-5, he sent his platter to the sector’s far right (61.08).

Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry Sparks Activitism at U.S. Olympic Trials

The American Black hammer thrower Gwen Berry protested on the podium at the U.S. track and field Olympic Trials on Saturday.

Whereas there were no obvious podium protests at the U.S. Olympic swimming Trials.

She was accepting her bronze medal from the hammer throw competition, which guaranteed her spot as the United States’ representative at the Tokyo Olympics.

The national anthem then started to play. Last year, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, a Black American, by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes.

In April, Chauvin received convictions for second-degree deliberate homicide, third-degree homicide, and second-degree manslaughter.

At the U.S. Olympic Trials, K-Kassanavoid State’s advances to the hammer throw final.

K-State’s Kassanavoid Advances to Hammer Throw Final at U.S. Olympic Trials

Janee’ Kassanavoid, a senior at K-State, is still trying to buy a plane ticket to Tokyo.

At the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, Kassanavoid finished third in the women’s hammer throw qualifying round with a throw of 72.69 metres (238-6 ft).

The resident of Lawson, Missouri, will proceed to the final on Saturday, where a trip to the 2021 Olympics is at stake. The competition on Saturday starts at 6:05 CT.


Following their selection to Team USA, the top three finishers in an event in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials follow a set protocol.

A bouquet of flowers and an American flag are presented to them. They are erect atop the podium. They snap a few photos.

To applause from the audience, they then complete a victory lap around Hayward Field.