New Zealand’s Julia Ratcliffe has won silver in the women’s hammer throw at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The Commonwealth defending champion secured the silver medal with her third throw – a distance of 69.63.

Camryn Rogers from Canada won the event with a throw of 74.08 to claim gold.

New Zealand’s Nicole Brandley finished ninth in the final.

Ratcliffe won a silver medal in Glasgow 2014, before winning a memorable gold in Gold Coast four years ago.

Coached by her father Dave, the Hamilton-raised athlete said she was really happy to win another Commonwealth Games medal in her third appearance.

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