RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (WMBF) – Former Coastal Carolina hammer thrower Amber Campbell qualified for the medal round of the women's hammer throw in the 2016 Olympics on Friday night. Campbell's throw of 71.09 meters was good enough for 8th place among the 32 throwers in the qualifying round. The top 12 advanced to the finals, which will take place Monday morning.
Campbell scratched on her other two throws. She will get six throws on Monday. She will be joined by fellow American DeAnna Price, whose best throw was 70.79 meters.
Campbell's throw was the farthest ever by an American female hammer thrower at an Olympic Games.