Women's Javelin Throw Final - WC Daegu 2011


Daegu, South Korea - 02/09/2011
Russia's Maria Abakumova upstaged world record holder Barbora Spotakova to win the women's javelin title at the world championships on Friday.
Abakumova took gold with a championships record of 71.99 metres, the second-longest throw of all time. Czech Spotakova launched a season's best 71.58 for the silver medal while South Africa's Sunette Viljoen took the bronze with 68.38.
It was the first time two women had thrown over 71 metres in the same competition.
1. Maria Abakumova (RUS) - 71.99
2. Barbora Špotáková (CZE) - 71.58
3. Sunette Viljoen (RSA) - 68.38