South African Viljoen takes victory at Rome DL with 61.95m

The women's javelin event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome was not showing any spectacular results. The South African Sunette Viljoen took the victory with 61.95m, followed by Madara Palameika 61.92m, Christin Hussong 61.21m, and Christina Obergföll 59.98m.

Usually, the women's javelin produces massive results with such an impressive field of throwers on the start list. But apparently the conditions were not quite good for the javelin throwers, so rather short throws were measured. After the first round, no one even threw the 600gr javelin passed the 60m line. Tatsiana Khaladovich was leading after the first round throwing 59.86m. In round two, Madara Palameika (61.66m) and Sunette Viljoen (60.53m) threw beyond the 60m mark to take the lead in the competition. During the remaining 4 rounds not much has changed anymore. Sunette Viljoen took the lead with her 3rd round effort and winning throw of 61.59m. Madara Palameika came only 3 centimeters short throwing 61.92m and Christin Hussong improved with her 3rd round effort of 61.21m to the 3rd place.

Christin Hussong:
61.21m, 3rd place in a strong field and my first points on my first Diamond League competition this year! ☺️☺️ Unfortunately, today it did not got as planned. The competition was way harder than expected. Now it is time to focus back on training for the next two weeks to that I can make my dream come true at the German Championships.
Greetings from Rome


Javelin results
1 Sunette Viljoen RSA 6 Jan 83 61.95 « »
58.99 60.53 61.95 59.86 61.67 59.54
2 Madara Palameika LAT 18 Jun 87 61.92 « »
57.96 61.66 60.45 X 60.21 61.92
3 Christin Hussong GER 17 Apr 94 61.21 « »
58.24 58.54 61.21 59.93 58.60 X
4 Christina Obergföll GER 22 Aug 81 59.98 « »
X 59.98 58.44 X X X
5 Tatsiana Khaladovich BLR 21 Jun 91 59.86 « »
59.86 58.89 X
6 Barbora Špotáková CZE 30 Jun 81 59.82 SB «
56.26 SB 59.82 SB 58.13
7 Katharina Molitor GER 8 Nov 83 58.43 « »
54.52 58.43 57.21
8 Līna Mūze LAT 4 Dec 92 57.47 « »
55.88 57.47 55.31
9 Liz Gleadle CAN 5 Dec 88 56.16 « »
53.95 56.16 X
10 Liina Laasma EST 13 Jan 92 55.82 « »
52.80 52.13 55.82
11 Brittany Borman USA 1 Jul 89 54.63 « »
54.63 X 52.40
12 Zahra Bani ITA 31 Dec 79 51.75 « »
48.71 51.75 X