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Lawson Grad One Step From Olympics

A former Lawson Cardinal is just one step away from competing in Tokyo at the Summer Olympics.

Janaee’ Kassanaviod, a 2013 Lawson graduate and former K-State Wildcat, advanced to the women’s hammer throw finals on Saturday with one throw during Thursday’s opening round. Kassanavoid competed in the second wave of 12 throwers competing¬† and needed just one turn in the ring to qualify for Saturday’s final with a throw of 72.69m (238-6 ft) that moved her into first place for a time and guaranteed her spot in the final.

By the time the first round ended Kassanovid was in second place and would slip to third without ever throwing again.

Saturday’s final is scheduled for 6:05 P.M. with 12 throwers competing for three spots in Tokyo.


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