Season-best for Viljoen

2013-06-01 17:54
Sunette Viljoen (File)
Eugene - Sunette Viljoen qualified for this year's World Athletics Championships with a season's best effort at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on Friday night.

Viljoen, the only South African competing at the Diamond League meeting, finished third in the women's javelin throw with a second-round heave of 63.00m - one metre further than the qualifying mark for the showpiece in Moscow in August.

German Christina Obergfoll, the Olympic silver medallist, won with a best throw of 67.70m, setting a new meeting record.

Olympic 110m hurdles finalist Lehann Fourie is the only South African in the provisional entry lists for the next Diamond League meeting in Rome, Italy, on Thursday.



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