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Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell places 6th in hammer throw finals

Campbell at the women's hammer throw final in Rio. (Source: NBC Olympics) Campbell at the women's hammer throw final in Rio. (Source: NBC Olympics)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell took sixth place overall in the finals of the women's hammer throw at approximately 9:40 a.m. Monday, August 15.

She had the best distance of 72.74 meters, Campbell clinched the best finish in U.S. women's hammer throw history.

Watch a full replay of the event here on NBCOlympics.com

Campbell was qualified for the finals last week, after placing 8th.

There will be 12 competitors who each will receive six throws and only the best throw will be recorded.

On Friday night in qualifying for the finals, Campbell broke a U.S. Olympic record with her first throw.

"Humbled and blessed by that fact...working and praying to add many more meters to that distance!" states Campbell’s tweet.

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