Sophie Hitchon

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Age Group:SEN
Region:North West
Lead Coach:Tore Gustafsson2013-
Previous Lead:Derek Evely2009-2012
Previous Lead:Dave Smith-2008


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In 2016 Sophie won Britain’s first global medal in the hammer (senior) in 92 years.
Owns the top 59 throws by a GB athlete (to 68.98m).
Winner of 12 national titles -seven senior, two U23 and three U20.

Hammer NR - 74.54
U23 Hammer NR - 72.97
U20 Hammer NR - 66.01

Major Championships and International Highlights
2018 - European Championships - HT 8th. Commonwealth Games - HT NM.
2017 - World Championships - HT 7th.
2016 - Olympic Games - HT BRONZE. European Championships - HT 4th.
2015 - World Championships - HT 4th.
2014 - Commonwealth Games - HT BRONZE. European Champs - HT 10qB
2013 – World Championships HT 10th q. European Athletics Team Championships HT BRONZE. European Athletics U23 Championships - HT GOLD
2012 – Olympic Games HT 12th, European Championships HT 11th
2011 – World Championships - 13th q. European U23 Championships - HT BRONZE
2010 – World Junior Championships - HT GOLD
2009 – European Junior Championships - HT BRONZE
2008 – World Junior Championships HT - 7th, Commonwealth Youth Games - HT GOLD

Domestic Championships Record 2018 - British Championships - HT Gold.
2017 - British Championships - HT Gold.
2016 - British Championships - HT Gold.
2015 - British Championships - HT Gold.
2014 - British Championships - HT Gold.
2013 – England Athletics U23 Championships & European Trials HT gold

2012 – Aviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships HT gold
2011 – BUCS Championships HT gold. Aviva World Trials & UK Championships HT gold. Aviva European U23 Trials & UK Championships HT gold
2010 – Aviva European Trials & UK Championships HT silver, Aviva England U20 & World Trials Championships HT gold
2009 – English Schools championships HT gold, England Athletics U20 Open Championships HT gold
2008 – England Athletics U20 Open Championships HT gold
2007 – England Athletics U17 Open Championships HT gold

Sophie is a former netball player, ballet dancer and trampolinist who only started to take the hammer seriously in 2007.

Her father is a former schools gold medallist over 100m. She competed in Aviva Star:track and Aviva Sportshall as a young athlete.

Hitchon broke the under-17 record in 2007, in her first year of taking the event seriously and in 2008 she set four UK junior records. In 2009 she has broken the record five times again at the European Junior Championships taking bronze and in 2010 she took her performances to a new level with a gold medal at the World Junior Championships and setting another UK junior record with a massive 66.01m. At the 2011 BUCS Championships she broke the UK record with a huge throw of 69.43m at the age of 19 and added to that when taking the bronze medal at the European U23 Championships in Ostrava with 69.59m.

Best known performances

Performances Submit
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

2019 SEN Blackburn
HT4K67.519Osaka, JPNIAAF World Challenge Meeting19 May 19
HT4K63.2310Bydgoszcz, POLEuropean Athletics Team Championships Super League11 Aug 19
HT4KNM-Turku, FINIAAF World Challenge Meeting11 Jun 19
2018 SEN Blackburn
HT4K73.482Olympic ParkAthletics World Cup14 Jul 18
HT4K73.221BBerkeley CA, USABrutus Hamilton Open27 Apr 18
HT4K72.021BirminghamBritish Championships (Inc European Trials)1 Jul 18
HT4K71.411Palo Alto CA, USAStanford Invitational30 Mar 18
HT4K71.136Madrid, ESPMeeting Madrid23 Jun 18
HT4K70.528Berlin, GEREuropean Championships12 Aug 18
HT4K70.031Salinas CA, USASpring Fling - Elite/Open15 Apr 18
HT4K68.747Halle, GERHallesche Werfertage26 May 18
HT4K68.698qBBerlin, GEREuropean Championships10 Aug 18
HT4K67.327Chorzow, POLMemoriał Kamili Skolimowskiej22 Aug 18
HT4KNM-Gold Coast, AUSCommonwealth Games10 Apr 18
2017 SEN Blackburn
HT4K73.972Kawasaki, JPNIAAF World Challenge Meeting21 May 17
HT4K73.684Ostrava, CZEGolden Spike27 Jun 17
HT4K73.052qAOlympic ParkIAAF World Championships5 Aug 17
HT4K72.327Olympic ParkIAAF World Championships7 Aug 17
HT4K72.024Warsaw, POLLOTTO Warszawski Memoriał Kamili Skolimowskiej15 Aug 17
HT4K70.962BirminghamIAAF Diamond League20 Aug 17
HT4K70.914Prague, CZEMemoriál Josefa Odložila5 Jun 17
HT4K69.305Lille, FRAEuropean Athletics Team Championships Super League24 Jun 17
HT4K68.206Szczecin, POLMemorial J Kusocinski10 Jun 17
HT4K67.581BirminghamBritish Championships1 Jul 17
2016 SEN Blackburn
HT4K74.543Rio de Janeiro, BRAOlympic Games15 Aug 16
HT4K72.422Warsaw, POLKamila Skolimowska Memorial28 Aug 16
HT4K71.862Szczecin, POLMemoriał Janusza Kusocińskiego18 Jun 16
HT4K71.744Amsterdam, NEDEuropean Championships8 Jul 16
HT4K71.714Beijing, CHNIAAF World Challenge Meeting18 May 16
HT4K71.633AHalle, GERFörderverein Hallesche Werfertage21 May 16
HT4K70.653Kingston, JAMJamaica International Invitational7 May 16
HT4K70.376qARio de Janeiro, BRAOlympic Games12 Aug 16
HT4K70.135Székesfehérvár, HUNGyulai István Memorial18 Jul 16
HT4K69.991BirminghamBritish Championships25 Jun 16
HT4K69.484qAAmsterdam, NEDEuropean Championships6 Jul 16
2015 SEN Blackburn
HT4K73.864Beijing, CHNIAAF World Championships27 Aug 15
HT4K72.233Szczecin, POLMemoriał Janusza Kusocińskiego9 Aug 15
HT4K71.895Cheboksary, RUSEuropean Athletics Team Championships Super League21 Jun 15
HT4K71.101BirminghamSainsbury's British Championships5 Jul 15
HT4K71.075qABeijing, CHNIAAF World Championships26 Aug 15
HT4K71.021LoughboroughLoughborough International17 May 15
HT4K70.195Székesfehérvár, HUNGyulai István Memorial7 Jul 15
HT4K69.802Bottnaryd, SWEBottnarydkastet28 Jun 15
HT4K69.457Kawasaki, JPNSeiko Golden Grand Prix10 May 15
HT4K69.201Palo Alto CA, USAPayton Jordan Invitational2 May 15
HT4K68.416AHalle, GERHallesche Werfertage16 May 15
2014 SEN Blackburn
HT4K71.535AHalle, GERWerfertage17 May 14
HT4K69.921LoughboroughLoughborough International18 May 14
HT4K69.234Braunschweig, GEREuropean Athletics Team Championships Super League22 Jun 14
HT4K69.0831Walnut CA, USAMt Sac Relays19 Apr 14
HT4K68.723Hampden ParkCommonwealth Games28 Jul 14
HT4K67.394Forbach, FRAMeeting Elite de Forbach25 May 14
HT4K66.921ABedfordBIG (Bedford International Games)31 May 14
HT4K65.561BirminghamBritish Championships (Inc European Trials)29 Jun 14
HT4K65.313qHampden ParkCommonwealth Games27 Jul 14
HT4K62.9310qBZürich, SUIEuropean Championships13 Aug 14
2013 U23 Blackburn
HT4K72.973GatesheadEuropean Athletics Team Championships23 Jun 13
HT4K71.164AHalle, GERWerfertage25 May 13
HT4K70.721Tampere, FINEuropean Athletics U23 Championships13 Jul 13
HT4K70.531Palo Alto CA, USAPayton Jordan Cardinal Invitational28 Apr 13
HT4K70.521LoughboroughLoughborough International19 May 13
HT4K70.341LoughboroughBritish Athletics Hammer Circle Winter Throws Trials2 Mar 13
HT4K69.6712Berkeley CA, USABrutus Hamilton Invitational26 Apr 13
HT4K69.543IWalnut CA, USAMt. SAC Relays20 Apr 13
HT4K69.541BedfordEngland Athletics U20/U23 Championships (Inc U18 Events)16 Jun 13
HT4K68.5610qBMoscow, RUSIAAF World Championships14 Aug 13
HT4K68.048Berlin, GERISTAF1 Sep 13
HT4K67.975QRieti, ITAIAAF World Challenge Rieti Meeting 20137 Sep 13
HT4K66.895Montreuil-sous-Bois, FRAMeeting AEA Classic de Montreuil3 Jun 13
HT4K66.852qATampere, FINEuropean Athletics U23 Championships12 Jul 13
HT4K66.6910ACastellon, ESPEuropean Winter Throwing Cup17 Mar 13
2012 U23 Blackburn
HT4K71.985qAOlympic ParkOlympic Games8 Aug 12
HT4K71.611Chula Vista CA, USAOTC Pre Olympic Series26 Apr 12
HT4K70.473IWalnut CA, USAMt SAC Relays21 Apr 12
HT4K70.401LoughboroughWinter Throws Trials3 Mar 12
HT4K70.094AHalle, GERHALPLUS Werfertage19 May 12
HT4K69.791BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. Olympic Trials23 Jun 12
HT4K69.3461Fränkisch-Crumbach, GERHammerwurf Meeting27 May 12
HT4K69.338Olympic ParkOlympic Games10 Aug 12
HT4K68.521Irvine CA, USASteve Scott Invitational28 Apr 12
HT4K68.483La Jolla CA, USAUCSD Triton Invitational27 Apr 12
HT4K68.061Los Angeles CA, USARafer Johnson & Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational14 Apr 12
HT4K67.366Villeneuve D'Ascq, FRAMeeting Premium de Lille9 Jun 12
HT4K67.1711Helsinki, FINEuropean Championships1 Jul 12
HT4K67.086qBHelsinki, FINEuropean Championships29 Jun 12
HT4K66.444Bydgoszcz, POLBydgoszcz Cup3 Jun 12
2011 U23 Blackburn
WT9.08K16.411BedfordHammer Circle Reunion9 Oct 11
HT4K69.593Ostrava, CZEEuropean U23 Championships16 Jul 11
HT4K69.431nsBedfordBUCS Championships1 May 11
HT4K68.951AHendonMcCain Jumps & Throws Fest10 Jul 11
HT4K67.691BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. World Trials30 Jul 11
HT4K67.071BedfordAviva U20/U23 Championships (inc European Trials)26 Jun 11
HT4K67.007Halle, GERHallesche Erdgas - Werfertage21 May 11
HT4K66.641Cork, IRLCork City Games2 Jul 11
HT4K66.271Halle, GERHallesche Erdgas - Werfertage22 May 11
HT4K66.059Stockholm, SWESpar European Team Championships18 Jun 11
HT4K66.024qAOstrava, CZEEuropean U23 Championships15 Jul 11
HT4K64.9313qBDaegu, KORIAAF World Championships2 Sep 11
HT4K64.162Sofia, BULEuropean Cup Winter Throws20 Mar 11
HT4K63.723Gothenburg, SWEKasta Loss14 May 11
2010 U20 Blackburn
HT4K66.011Moncton, CANIAAF World U20/Junior Championships24 Jul 10
HT4K65.981AHalle, GERHallesche Erdgas - Werfertage15 May 10
HT4K65.931Loughborough Loughborough International23 May 10
HT4K65.911Mannheim, GERBauhaus Junior Gala3 Jul 10
HT4K65.831MansfieldMansfield Open4 Apr 10
HT4K65.032BirminghamAviva British Championships inc. European Trials26 Jun 10
HT4K64.471Birmingham (Un)Birmingham Rowheath AC Open3 May 10
HT4K64.391AWakefieldNorthern League 11 May 10
HT4K64.344Gothenburg, SWEFolksam Grand Prix10 Aug 10
HT4K63.982Halle, GERHallesche Erdgas - Werfertage16 May 10
HT4K63.741BedfordAviva England U23 and U20 World Trials Championships19 Jun 10
HT4K63.254Forbach, FRAMeeting National D1 de Forbach30 May 10
HT4K63.061nsLoughboroughLSAC v British Police v East Midlands26 May 10
HT4K62.321qAMoncton, CANIAAF World U20/Junior Championships22 Jul 10
2009 U20 Blackburn/Sale Harriers Manchester
10012.2w2BlackpoolLancashire County Championships9 May 09
10012.21BlackpoolLancashire Schools Championships13 Jun 09
10012.31APrestonNorth of England League Division 12 Aug 09
10012.40-0.53ASportcityNorth of England League Division 12 May 09
10012.44-0.92AStretfordNorth of England League - Cup Final12 Sep 09
10012.51BlackpoolMid Lancashire League18 Apr 09
20025.21ABlackburnNorth of England League Division 16 Jun 09
20025.4-2.21AStretfordNorth of England League Division 15 Jul 09
20025.510.03ASportcityNorth of England League Division 12 May 09
20025.54-0.62BStretfordNorth of England League - Cup Final12 Sep 09
20025.61APrestonNorth of England League Division 12 Aug 09
SP4K10.702BDerbyNational Junior League Final13 Sep 09
SP4K10.471BStretfordNorth of England League Division 15 Jul 09
SP4K9.873ASportcityNational Junior Athletic League Northern Premier14 Jun 09
WT9.08K17.941HullHammer Circle Reunion11 Oct 09
HT4K63.183Novi-Sad, SRBEuropean Junior Championships24 Jul 09
HT4K62.964LoughboroughMcCain Loughborough International17 May 09
HT4K62.611APrestonNorth of England League Division 12 Aug 09
HT4K62.551HullKingston upon Hull Open12 Apr 09
HT4K62.071CardiffMcCain UK Challenge Final15 Aug 09
HT4K61.651Don ValleyAviva ESAA English Schools' Championships10 Jul 09
HT4K61.561BlackpoolLancashire County Championships10 May 09
HT4K61.561SportcityNorthern Athletics Senior Championships20 Jun 09
HT4K61.361BedfordEngland U20 & U23 Championships27 Jun 09
HT4K61.341AStretfordNorth of England League Division 15 Jul 09
HT4K61.341HullHull Hammer Squad Invitation30 Aug 09
HT4K60.862ASportcityNorth of England League Division 12 May 09
HT4K60.682qANovi-Sad, SRBEuropean Junior Championships23 Jul 09
HT4K60.601ASportcityNational Junior Athletic League Northern Premier14 Jun 09
HT4K60.5932Halle, GERHalle Throwing Festival23 May 09
HT4K60.401BlackpoolLancashire Schools Championships13 Jun 09
HT4K60.331ABlackburnNorth of England League Division 16 Jun 09
HT4K60.261SportcityNorthern Athletics U20 Championships21 Jun 09
HT4K59.731HullHull Hammer Throwing7 Feb 09
HT4K59.301CHullHammer Circle Reunion10 Oct 09
HT4K59.022AStretfordNorth of England League - Cup Final12 Sep 09
HT4K58.271ADerbyNational Junior League Final13 Sep 09
2008 U20 Blackburn/Sale Harriers Manchester
10012.30.01ASportcityNorth of England League Division 13 Aug 08
20025.21.82BlackpoolLancashire County Championships11 May 08
20025.60.02ASportcityNorth of England League Division 13 Aug 08
20025.93ALeedsNorth of England League Division 13 May 08
20025.91ABlackburnNorth of England League Division 17 Jun 08
20026.01BlackpoolBlackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC Winter Warm Up16 Mar 08
20026.41-2.42HullNorthern Inter Counties23 Aug 08
SP4K10.755ALeedsNorth of England League Division 13 May 08
SP4K10.371BBlackburnNorth of England League Division 17 Jun 08
SP4K10.251BlackpoolLancashire County Championships11 May 08
SP4K10.122BlackpoolBlackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC Winter Warm Up16 Mar 08
SP4K9.142BLeedsNational Junior Athletic League - Northern Premier27 Apr 08
HT4K60.733Halle, GERHallesche Werfertage24 May 08
HT4K60.491BedfordEngland Athletics Open Championships (U23/U20)21 Jun 08
HT4K60.422ALeedsNorth of England League Division 13 May 08
HT4K60.231CHullHammer Circle Reunion4 Oct 08
HT4K59.931ALeedsNational Junior Athletic League - Northern Premier27 Apr 08
HT4K59.9331BirminghamUKA Throws Fest29 Jun 08
HT4K59.741BirminghamUK Throws Squad - Hammer Competition15 Mar 08
HT4K59.572qABydgoszoz, POLIAAF World U20/Junior Championships8 Jul 08
HT4K59.491BlackpoolBlackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC Winter Warm Up16 Mar 08
HT4K59.491LiverpoolLiverpool Throws And Jumps20 Sep 08
HT4K59.391SportcityNorthern Athletics Senior Championships14 Jun 08
HT4K59.321ABlackburnNorth of England League Division 17 Jun 08
HT4K58.862HullNorthern Inter Counties23 Aug 08
HT4K58.801ADerbyNational Junior Athletic League - National Final14 Sep 08
HT4K58.721ADerbyInter-Territorial Match U2310 Aug 08
HT4K58.663HullKingston Upon Hull AC Open Spectacular13 Apr 08
HT4K58.457Bydgoszoz, POLIAAF World U20/Junior Championships9 Jul 08
HT4K58.431Pune, INDCommonwealth Youth Games15 Oct 08
HT4K58.421SportcityNorthern Athletics Senior Championships14 Jun 08
HT4K58.126LoughboroughLoughborough International18 May 08
HT4K57.881BlackpoolLancashire County Championships11 May 08
HT4K57.381ASportcityNorth of England League Division 13 Aug 08
HT4K55.321ASportcityNational Junior Athletic League - Northern Premier27 Jul 08
HT4K55.101BostonMotor Neurone Disease Association Floodlit Hammer2 Mar 08
HT3K67.371HullChris Preston Winter Handicap8 Feb 08
2007 U17 Pendle/Sale Harriers Manchester
10013.06BGatesheadNational Junior League Northern Premier29 Apr 07
20026.212BlackpoolMid Lancashire League21 Apr 07
20026.34BlackburnNorth of England League Division 2WC5 Aug 07
20026.61BBlackpoolNorth of England League Division 2WC5 May 07
20026.92CleckheatonNorth of England League Division 2WC2 Jun 07
20027.3PendlePendle Open25 Mar 07
SP4K10.693SportcityNational Junior League Northern Premier1 Jul 07
SP4K10.411BlackpoolLancashire County Championships13 May 07
SP4K10.302BlackpoolNorth of England League Division 2WC5 May 07
SP4K9.911NelsonPendle Pre-Season Warm Up25 Mar 07
SP4K9.756GatesheadNational Junior League Northern Premier29 Apr 07
SP4K9.671BlackpoolMid Lancashire League21 Apr 07
SP4K9.596GrangemouthNational Junior League Northern Premier29 Jul 07
WT9.08K17.881EtonHammer Circle Reunion7 Oct 07
WT9.08K16.981LiverpoolMerseyside & North West Throws & Jumps Competition31 Mar 07
WT7.26K16.00EtonHammer Circle Reunion7 Oct 07
HT4K54.561CoventryUK School Games26 Aug 07
HT4K54.461BEtonHammer Circle Reunion6 Oct 07
HT4K54.381LiverpoolNorthern Athletics Senior/U20 Championships17 Jun 07
HT4K54.261AHendonU20 Inter Territorial Match2 Sep 07
HT4K53.361DEtonHammer Circle Reunion6 Oct 07
HT4K53.211HullKingston upon Hull AC's Young Athletes Open Meeting & Open Hammer Competition16 Sep 07
HT4K53.201DerbyNJAL Final9 Sep 07
HT4K53.181Don ValleyEngland Athletics Open Championships (U17/U15)12 Aug 07
HT4K52.301CleckheatonNorth of England League Division 2WC2 Jun 07
HT4K52.182BedfordEngland Athletics U23 & U20 Championships23 Jun 07
HT4K52.102BlackburnNorth of England League Division 2WC5 Aug 07
HT4K51.771AEtonHammer Circle Reunion6 Oct 07
HT4K51.081PrestonMid Lancashire League30 Jun 07
HT4K50.941SportcityNational Junior League Northern Premier1 Jul 07
HT4K50.911WythenshaweSale Harriers Manchester Hammer Development10 Jun 07
HT4K50.491LiverpoolNational Junior League Northern Premier27 May 07
HT4K50.421LeedsNorth of England U17/U15 Championships26 May 07
HT4K50.281StretfordUKA Young Athletes League Northern 2W24 Jun 07
HT4K50.289QBOstrava, CZEIAAF World Youth Championships13 Jul 07
HT4K50.271BlackpoolLancashire County Schools Championships9 Jun 07
HT4K49.611HullKingston Upon Hull AC Open8 Apr 07
HT4K49.491BlackpoolNorth of England League Division 2WC5 May 07
HT4K49.171BlackpoolLancashire County Championships13 May 07
HT4K48.901GrangemouthNational Junior League Northern Premier29 Jul 07
HT4K48.781GatesheadNational Junior League Northern Premier29 Apr 07
HT4K48.372LiverpoolMerseyside & North West Throws & Jumps Competition31 Mar 07
HT4K48.211LiverpoolLiverpool Harriers Melbourne Open14 Apr 07
HT4K47.901BlackpoolMid Lancashire League21 Apr 07
HT4K47.381WythenshaweSale Harriers Manchester Hammer Development20 May 07
2006 U17 Pendle/Sale Harriers Manchester
20026.51BuryUKA Young Athletes League Northern 2WC25 Jun 06
20026.631BlackpoolMid Lancs League26 Aug 06
20026.92CleckheatonNorth of England League Division 3WC6 Aug 06
20026.92NelsonPendle Open Meeting3 Sep 06
20027.02PrestonMid Lancashire League1 Jul 06
20027.31BlackburnUKA Young Athletes League Northern 2WC4 Jun 06
SP4K10.113GatesheadNorth of England Inter-Counties Championships30 Jul 06
SP4K10.001WiganLancashire County Schools Championships10 Jun 06
SP4K9.831BlackburnUKA Young Athletes League Northern 2WC4 Jun 06
SP4K9.472Clayton-le-MoorsMid Lancashire League Division 112 Aug 06
SP4K9.311PrestonMid Lancashire League1 Jul 06
SP4K9.291WakefieldUKA Young Athletes League Northern 2WC21 May 06
SP4K9.281WiganMid Lancashire League22 Apr 06
SP4K9.202BlackpoolMid Lancs League26 Aug 06
SP4K9.122BlackpoolLancashire County Championships14 May 06
HT4K40.981LiverpoolLiverpool Harriers Throws & Jumps30 Sep 06
HT4K36.711CleckheatonNorth of England League Division 3WC6 Aug 06
HT4K36.661NelsonPendle Open Meeting3 Sep 06
HT4K34.071Clayton-le-MoorsMid Lancashire League Division 112 Aug 06
HT4K30.862PrestonNational Junior League Pennine Division23 Jul 06
HT4K28.901PrestonMid Lancashire League1 Jul 06
HT4K28.841WiganMid Lancashire League22 Apr 06
HT4K26.771BlackburnUKA Young Athletes League Northern 2WC4 Jun 06
2005 U15 Pendle/Sale Harriers Manchester
Total Performances: 257
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