Moonika Aava

Moonika Aava (born 19 June 1979) is an Estonian javelin thrower. Her personal best is 61.42 metres achieved on 2 August 2004, in her home country's capital Tallinn. This is the former Estonian record.

Moonika Aava
Personal information
Born (1979-06-19) 19 June 1979 (age 43)
Rakvere, Estonia
SportTrack and Field
Event(s)Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Javelin: 61.42 m (2004)
Medal record

She practices athletics with the Pärnu SK Altius club under the supervision of Toomas Merila, her trainer. She won the national championships in 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001 and 2002.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Estonia
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 16th (q) 49.44 m (old spec.)
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 50.23 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd 56.12 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 33rd 54.96 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 26th 54.24 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 26th 56.94 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 26th 53.86 m