London, 8 Aug: Wang Zhang, Asian Record holder in the women hammer throw won her first World Championship medal with a throw of 75.94m. Wang was leading half way with 75.94m but she was edged out by Anita, World record holder from Poland. Anita threw hammer to 77.90m to win gold medal. Wang had to settle on silver medal. After placing fourth in 2013 and fifth in 2015, and having failed to record a valid mark at last year's Olympics, Wang was rewarded for a consistent series with her first global championships medal.
Zhang Wenxiu of China announced her retirement from competitive athletics after she finished on the 4th place. Sixteen years after making her first World Championships final at the age of 15, world and Olympic silver medallist Zhang Wenxiu recorded a season's best of 74.53m for fourth, just 23 centimetres shy of bronze. It was her 11th consecutive global championships final and her 10th consecutive top-five finish.