Another PR (and AR) for W35 discus by Gia Lewis-Smallwood

Gia perfection in Glasgow.

USATF reports on Friday’s Diamond League meet in Glasgow, Scotland: “Gia Lewis-Smallwood turned in a major victory in the women’s discus, throwing a personal best of 67.59m/221-9. Lewis-Smallwood upset reigning European, World and Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic of Russia in the process, ending the Croatian’s unbeaten Diamond League streak of 11.” That extends Gia’s recent W35 AR of 65.96 meters (216-5). The WR remains 69.60 (228-4) by Russia’s Faina Myelnik. The Chicago Tribune added details: “It also made Champaign’s Lewis-Smallwood the third-longest woman in U.S. history, just six inches from Stephanie Brown-Trafton’s U.S. record. ‘This is the one thing you can be pretty doggone old and still throw well,’ she told the Champaign News-Gazette this week. ‘It’s not like any of the other sports. Thirty-five is not like you are barely holding on by your fingernails. That’s the reason why I picked the discus. I knew I could have a very long career.’”
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July 12, 2014

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  1. Randy Wilson - July 14, 2014

    Way to go Gia. Sandra has been pretty comfortable for some time. Now you are in her thoughts! Great job!!!

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