Mon, 15 Apr 2019
NEWBURY Athletic Club hammer thrower Charlotte Payne has started the 2019 season in sensational style.
Payne’s winning throw of 59.97m at Kingston on Saturday, April 6 was a huge personal best and launched her into the UK number one spot for the under-20 hammer.
It also placed her at number one in Europe and third in the world in the under-18 age group.
Payne is now ranked the best under-20 female hammer thrower in Great Britain since 2014, despite being two years younger than most of her rival.
Saturday’s performance also qualified her for the European under-20 Championships, which take place in Sweden in July.
This would be her very first Team GB appearance and Payne is determined to earn selection.
Payne enjoyed a tremendous campaign last year and now, after a long and tough winter season of weights and training, she started her 2019 season with a bang.