Tatyana Lysenko breaks Olympic record

Lysenko breaks Olympic record
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Russia's Tatyana Lysenko sets a new Olympic record in the final of the women's hammer throw in London.

Tatyana Lysenko broke the Olympic record during this evening's women's hammer throw final.

The Russian recorded a distance of 77.56m with her very first throw of the night.

That effort has since been recorded as the ninth-longest in the history of the sport.

The 28-year-old returned to competition in 2009 following a two-year suspension for using the banned substance methylandrostendione.

You can follow how she gets on, as well as the entire action from tonight's athletics, with Sports Mole's live commentary here.

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