Monday, May 25, 2009

Aretha Thurmond concludes Brazilian tour with fourth place finish in Belém...

Aretha Thurmond's Brazilian tour concluded Sunday as the former Renton High School and University of Washington standout finished fourth in the discus at the 25th edition of the “Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa/Governo do Pará de Atletismo” in Belém.

The Federal Way resident threw 195-1 (59.46 meters) to finish behind Cuba's Yarelis Barrios (203-7/62.05m), Cuba's Yarisley Collado (202-3/61.65m), and Nicoleta Grasu of Romania (198-6/60.50m), the same three women she faced in Uberlândia.

The IAAF's account of the meet can be accessed by clicking here.

Results from the meet can be accessed here.

Here is video of Aretha throwing, courtesy of

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