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In-form Mireya Cassar sets another hammer throw national record

Mireya Cassar continued to set new national standards in the women’s hammer throw after setting another record in the discipline last weekend.

Competing in the Baden-Wurttemberg Winter Regional Championships at the Wablingen Stadium in Stuttgart, Cassar managed a best throw of 48.73 metres to set a new national record.

Her effort has propelled Cassar to second place in the competition and further underlines her remarkable progress in the last few weeks.

Cassar’s throw was an impressive 69 centimetres improvement on her previous national best shed had set at the Under 23 final held in the European Throwing Cup in Portugal earlier this month.

For the young athlete, this was her third national record set this year.

In fact, at the Throwing Cup in Portugal, Cassar had managed 48.03 metres while earlier this year she had managed a throw of 47.46 metres.

Cassar is currently one of just a few Maltese athletes who has sought to pursue the sport in a professional manner.

Earlier this season she had taken the decision to start a professional athlete’s life in Mannheim, Germany under the tutelage of world-renowned throwing coach, Khalid Alqawati.

Despite her young age, Cassar has in recent years also won three national championships in the shotput and another one in the discus and javelin, cementing her force among the Maltese athletics elite.

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