Mariya Abakumova (RUS ) threw 67.98m at the 16th Mednarodni Atletski Miting held in Valenje. It´s a new world lead ahead of Christina Obergföll (GER ) whos best is 66.22m.
Olympic silver medalist and World Championships bronze medalist Abakumova has a lifetime best of 70.78m (Beijing 2008) which is also the current Russian record.
Women´s javelin: 1. Mariya Abakumova (RUS) 67.98m WL, 2. Linda Stahl (GER) 60.78m SB, 3. Kim Mickle (AUS) 60.59m
Men´s hammer: 1. KrisztiÃ¡n Pars (HUN) 76.87m, 2. Markus Esser (GER) 76.01m, 3. PrimoÅ¾ Kozmus (SLO) 75.61m