Viljoen bags javelin bronze
Daegu - Sunette Viljoen improved her African
record by almost two metres in the women's javelin throw final on
Friday to secure South Africa's second bronze medal at the World
Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
The South African,
a two-time Commonwealth champion, produced her best effort in the fifth
round with a 68.38m heave, improving the 66.47m continental record she
set at the World Student Games in Shenzhen, China, last month.
silver medallist Mariya Abakumova of Russia won gold with a new
championship record of 71.99m, and world record holder Barbora Spotakova
of the Czech Republic clinched silver with a best of 71.58m.