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Thelma Lind Breaks Thirty-Six-Year-Old Record for Discus Throw

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Thelma Lind Breaks Thirty-Six-Year-Old Record for Discus Throw

Photo: Santeri Viinamäki via Wikimedia Creative Commons

Thelma Lind Kristjánsdóttir broke the Icelandic national record for women’s discus throw, RÚV reports. The previous national record had remained unbeaten for 36 years.

Thelma Lind set the new record at a throwing event in Borgarnes on Thursday. She threw a discus 54.69 meters [179.4 feet]. This not only broke her own previous personal best—52.80 meters [173.2 feet]—but also Iceland’s previous national record of 53.86 meters [176.7 feet], which was set by Guðrún Ingólfsdóttir in 1982.

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