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Burnley's Sophie Hitchon books her place at London 2012

Hitchon will now compete for Team GB in London this summer. Credit: www.sophiehitchon.com

Burnley Hammer Thrower Sophie Hitchon became the first UK athlete to confirm her place in Team GB for the Olympics at the Aviva Athletics Trials in Birmingham.

Her throw of 69.79m ensured a top 2 finish. The 20-year-old had already achieved the coveted A Standard earlier this year throwing 71.62m

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