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    Hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe's written herself into the history books and secured Olympic qualification at the national track and field championships in Hastings

    Hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe's written herself into the history books and secured Olympic qualification at the national track and field championships in Hastings


    She's tossed 73.55 metres, beating the standard required for Tokyo by a metre and five centimetres.

    It's also a New Zealand and Oceania record.



    Zoe Hobbs has won the women's 100 metres and Shay Veitch the men's, Dame Valerie Adams and Tom Walsh the respective shot put titles and Imogen Wells the women's pole vault.

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