22nd July 2015

Hammer Record For Miller

22 July 2015 

Fresh from his European U23 gold medal earlier this month, Nick Miller (coach Tore Gustafsson) has broken the British hammer record with a 77.55m throw during a meeting in Sweden today.

His throw was a centimetre better than the previous record set by Martin Girvan in 1984 and held for an astonishing 31-years.

Miller said after the European Championships that his next target was to break the British record.

He achieved the record with his first attempt at the Karlstad GP finishing the competition in second place.  Today’s throw improved his previous PB of 76.97m set in May this year.

“It felt really good to break the record especially as it was my first throw so I could then enjoy the rest of the competition.

This morning I banged my head on the sink so it was a great surprise to do so well.  As soon as I threw it I knew it happened.

British hammer throwing is strong with three of us helping each other do well and inspiring each other.

My target in Beijing is to reach the final and see where we go from there.”

Miller’s next major competition will be the World Championships in Beijing.

Fellow British athlete, Mark Dry finished in sixth place with a throw of 74.26m.