2019 Tunarama Tuna Toss finals | GALLERY

Entrants from Gold Coast and Sydney won the female and male competitions respectively at the Port Lincoln Bendigo Bank World Championship Tuna Toss finals on Sunday afternoon.

Following a really good field of competitors in the heats the previous day, 10 men took on the final as well as nine women after one entrant was a no show.

The women’s field included entrants from Adelaide, Sydney, Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills and Hamilton, Victoria.

In pole position from the heats, hammer thrower Althea Mackie from Gold Coast threw 10.78 metres with her first throw to take the lead and capped it off with 12.35m in her second throw to take the title.

Second was Natalie Hughes from Balhannah who threw 10.93m.

The men’s final saw entrants from Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Arno Bay and even one from Atlanta, USA.

The winner was another hammer thrower, Timothy Heyes from Sydney who threw a huge 26.72m to win the title.

Second was Levi Proude, originally of Port Lincoln and a former winner who threw 19.32m.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone was on hand for the final, as was Port Lincoln mayor Brad Flaherty who even had a go at throwing the tuna himself.

Results

Women

Tamra Karolewicz (Port Lincoln): 8.70, 7.65

Kim Smith (Adelaide): 7.86, 8.15

Tamara Murray (Hamilton, Vic): 5.09, 7.01

Jessica Smith (Port Lincoln): 7.66, foul

Laura Ditty (Adelaide): 6.61, 3.50

Siena Reynolds (Sydney, NSW): 7.70, 8.33

Natalie Hughes (Balhannah): 9.57, 10.93

Estee Meyer-Stander (Port Lincoln): 8.17, 9.90

Althea Mackie (Gold Coast): 12.31, 12.35

Men

Adrian Hammond (Port Lincoln): 9.23, foul

Jack Riley (Adelaide): 14.77, 14.75

Lloyd Carr (Port Lincoln): 15.28, 15.26

Joshua Long (Atlanta, USA): 16.23, foul

Patrick Keane (Port Lincoln): 14.11, 14.81

Brendan Jacobs (Arno Bay): foul, foul

Timothy Heyes (Sydney, NSW): 24.24, 26.72

Otis Carter (Port Lincoln): 16.15, foul

James Stacey (Port Lincoln): 16.10, 14.72

Levi Proude (Adelaide): 19.32, 18.56

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