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Heims Breaks World Record, Captures Gold at Lima

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  • Heims Breaks World Record, Captures Gold at Lima

    "Jessica Heims broke her own world record and defeated the field by over 4.5 meters to capture gold in the discus at the 2019 Parapan America Games in Lima Peru, Wednesday.

    After a scratch on the first throw, Heims hit 29.89 meters (98-feet) on her second heave. The mark would have been good enough to pick up the gold, but she wasn't satisfied with just the win.

    Her third throw, She launched a toss of 34.4 meters (112-feet-10) which surpassed her world record throw of 34.15 from the University of Wisconsin Alumni Meet in May."

    Entire read at:
    "Well, that escalated quickly."

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    It's really a shame that I hadn't heard of this person at all until a few weeks ago. A world record holder representing UNI at any level, in any sport, should be talked about more than new wrestling mats.


    • #3
      From the WCF Courier, 9/4/19:

      "Heims looks to build on Parapan gold medal performance

      Northern Iowa’s Jessica Heims broke a world record last week, and she came away disappointed.

      The Panther junior track and field athlete captured gold Wednesday at the Parapan America Games in the F64 discus classification in Lima, Peru with a throw of 34.4 meters (112-feet, 10-inches), breaking her own world record and setting herself up for a run at the United States Paralympics team next summer in Tokyo."

      Entire read:
      "Well, that escalated quickly."