2011 World Championships in Athletics – Women's javelin throw

Mariya Abakumova celebrating her win in the Javelin Throw at Daegu

The Women's javelin throw event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on September 1 and 2.

Barbora Špotáková, the reigning Olympic champion, topped the season's rankings with a throw of 69.45 m. Second-ranked Christina Obergföll had showed greater consistency, having won four of the Diamond League meetings before the championships. Mariya Abakumova, a 2009 World and 2008 Olympic medallist, was ranked third in both the Diamond League and world rankings. Others in good form were Sunette Viljoen (who set an African record two weeks earlier), Martina Ratej, Kathrina Molitor and Goldie Sayers.[1][2][3] The 2009 world champion, Steffi Nerius, had retired.

Favorite Špotáková took the early lead, but Abakumova's second throw would lead into the 5th round. Viljoen improved on her African record in the 5th round, but that was only enough to put her in third place. Špotáková then threw a new World Championship record, only to be passed on the following throw by Abakumova improving on the record and setting a new Russian National Record.

However, in 2018, the Athletics Integrity Unit decided to disqualify Abakumova because of doping, stripping her of the gold medal,[4] which gets inherited by Špotáková.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
DQ Barbora Špotáková
  Czech Republic (CZE)
Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa (RSA)

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the established records were as follows.

World record   Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 Stuttgart, Germany 13 September 2008
Championship record   Olisdeilys Menéndez (CUB) 71.70 Helsinki, Finland 14 August 2005
World leading   Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 69.45 Monaco 22 July 2011
African record   Sunette Viljoen (RSA) 66.47 Shenzhen, China 18 August 2011
Asian record   Jianhua Wei (CHN) 63.92 Beijing, China 18 August 2000
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Olisdeilys Menéndez (CUB) 71.70 Helsinki, Finland 14 August 2005
South American record   Sabina Moya (COL) 62.62 Guatemala City, Guatemala 12 May 2002
European record   Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 Stuttgart, Germany 13 September 2008
Oceanian record   Louise Currey (AUS) 66.80 Runaway Bay, Australia 5 August 2000

Qualification standardsEdit

A standard B standard
61.00 59.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
September 1, 2011 10:10 Qualification
September 2, 2011 19:10 Final

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualification: Qualifying distance 61.00m (Q) or at 12 best athletes and ties (q) advance to the final

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Christina Obergföll   Germany (GER) 68.76 68.76 Q
2 B Sunette Viljoen   South Africa (RSA) 65.34 65.34 Q
3 A Katharina Molitor   Germany (GER) 63.52 63.52 Q
4 B Barbora Špotáková   Czech Republic (CZE) 63.40 63.40 Q
5 A Goldie Sayers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 56.61 62.19 62.19 Q
6 B Martina Ratej   Slovenia (SLO) 61.58 61.58 Q
7 B Kimberley Mickle   Australia (AUS) 60.50 57.80 60.12 60.50 q
8 B Linda Stahl   Germany (GER) 60.21 59.85 58.25 60.21 q
9 A Yuki Ebihara   Japan (JPN) 57.36 59.66 59.88 59.88 q
10 A Madara Palameika   Latvia (LAT) 59.78 x 59.33 59.78 q
11 A Jarmila Klimešová   Czech Republic (CZE) 55.90 59.65 56.01 59.65 q
12 A Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir   Iceland (ISL) 59.15 57.62 x 59.15 SB
13 B Zahra Bani   Italy (ITA) x x 58.92 58.92
14 A Rachel Yurkovich   United States (USA) 58.84 58.01 57.92 58.84
15 B Vira Rebryk   Ukraine (UKR) x 55.69 58.50 58.50
16 B Mercedes Chilla   Spain (ESP) 58.34 x 52.01 58.34
17 B Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala   Latvia (LAT) 56.18 58.15 54.02 58.15
18 A Justine Robbeson   South Africa (RSA) 57.87 55.27 58.08 58.08
19 B Liu Chunhua   China (CHN) 56.73 56.37 57.52 57.52
20 B Kara Patterson   United States (USA) 56.41 55.25 57.14 57.14
21 A Indrė Jakubaitytė   Lithuania (LTU) x 56.01 56.92 56.92
22 A Yanet Cruz   Cuba (CUB) 55.91 56.73 55.48 56.73
23 B Tatjana Jelača   Serbia (SRB) 56.68 x 54.58 56.68
24 A Elisabeth Eberl   Austria (AUT) 56.48 54.39 x 56.48
25 B Risa Miyashita   Japan (JPN) 55.62 55.52 55.40 55.62
26 A Kim Kyung-ae   South Korea (KOR) 51.64 53.75 54.96 54.96
27 B María Lucelly Murillo   Colombia (COL) x x 52.83 52.83
DSQ A Mariya Abakumova   Russia (RUS) x 62.49 62.49 Q

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Barbora Špotáková   Czech Republic (CZE) 68.80 67.90 68.64 67.12 71.58 66.80 71.58 SB
  Sunette Viljoen   South Africa (RSA) 64.36 65.20 63.12 58.48 68.38 62.68 68.38 AR
  Christina Obergföll   Germany (GER) 61.74 64.39 64.80 65.24 63.51 x 65.24
4 Katharina Molitor   Germany (GER) 59.88 58.19 57.94 60.31 58.85 64.32 64.32
5 Kimberley Mickle   Australia (AUS) 59.33 57.07 60.87 x 61.96 61.33 61.96
6 Martina Ratej   Slovenia (SLO) 58.87 x 60.58 x 61.65 x 61.65
7 Jarmila Klimešová   Czech Republic (CZE) 59.27 x 57.37 x x 55.87 59.27
9 Yuki Ebihara   Japan (JPN) 59.08 58.39 57.96 59.08
9 Goldie Sayers   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 57.32 57.52 58.18 58.18
10 Madara Palameika   Latvia (LAT) 55.69 58.08 x 58.08
Linda Stahl   Germany (GER) DNS
Mariya Abakumova   Russia (RUS) 60.38 71.25 - x 71.99 64.27 71.99 NR, CR, WL

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landells, Steve (2011-08-19). Women’s Javelin Throw – PREVIEW Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-28.
  2. ^ Javelin Throw 2011. IAAF (2011-08-23). Retrieved on 2011-08-28.
  3. ^ World Championships preview – women’s field events Archived 2012-06-16 at the Wayback Machine. Athletics Weekly (2011-08-25). Retrieved on 2011-08-28.
  4. ^ "Tatyana Lebedeva and Maria Abakumova stripped of World Championship medals for doping violations". Sky Sports. 2018-09-05. Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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