Athletics

Viljoen breaks African record

2010-06-14 21:45
Sunette Viljoen (AFP)

Prague - Sunette Viljoen of South Africa has broken the African record in the women's javelin by throwing 66.38 meters to beat Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova at the Josef Odlozil Memorial meet.

Viljoen won with her last throw to push world-record holder Spotakova, who threw 65.71 in the final round, into second place. Madera Palameika of Latvia was third with 60.29.

Petr Svoboda of the Czech Republic won the men's 110 hurdles in 13.27 seconds on Monday to set a new national record. Ryan Wilson of the United States came second in 13.28 and Latvia's Stanislav Olijar was third in 13.41.

Results:

Men


110m Hurdles
1. Petr Svoboda, Czech Republic, 13.27
2. Ryan Wilson, United States, 13.28
3. Stanislav Olijar, Latvia, 13.41.

400m Hurdles
1. Michael Bultheel, Belgium, 49.41
2. Josef Robertson, Jamaica, 50.18
3. Aleksandr Derevyagin, Russia, 50.32

1 500m
1. Collins Cheboi, Kenya, 3:37.91
2. Cornelius Ndiwa, 3:38.28
3. Jakub Holusa, Czech Republic, 3:38.47

3 000m Steeplechase
1. Elijah Chelimo, Kenya, 8:21.01
2. Birhan Getahun, Ethiopia, 8:21.20
3. Hubert Pokrop, Poland, 8:24.04

Women

200m
1. Yuliya Chermoshanskaya, Russia, 23.01
2. Nathalie Knight, United States, 23.26
3. Denisa Rosolova, Czech Republic, 23.38

800m
1. Zahra Bouras, Algeria, 1:59.54
2. Jemma Simpson, Britain, 2:00.31
3. Claudia Hoffmann, Germany, 2:01.55

400m Hurdles
1. Zuzana Hejnova, Czech Republic, 54.68
2. Perri Shakes-Drayton, 55.28
3. Angela Morosanu, Romania, 55.65

Javelin
1. Sunette Viljoen, South Africa, 66.38
2. Barbora Spotakova, Czech Republic, 65.71
3. Madera Palameika, Latvia, 60.29.

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