Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland celebrates winning the gold medal and setting a world record in the women's hammer throw final on Saturday in Berlin. ((Michael Steele/Getty Images))

Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland is going home with a world record and a gold medal in women's hammer throw.

Wlodarczyk's second toss Saturday went 77.96 metres at the world track and field championships in Berlin, eclipsing the old mark set by Tatyana Lysenko of Russia in 2006 of 77.80.

Betty Heidler of Germany won silver with a throw of 77.12, and Martina Hrasnova of Slovakia took bronze at 74.79.

Canadian Sultana Frizell finished 10th, with her best attempt a throw of 70.88.