Athletics

Viljoen sets record, Oscar fails

2012-06-09 23:03
Sunette Viljoen (File)

Johannesburg - Sunette Viljoen smashed her South African javelin record at the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday night.

The South African beat world record holder Barbora Spotakova in the process with the best heave of the season, throwing 69.35m.

Viljoen started the meeting with a pedestrian 60.48m while Spotakova lay down the gauntlet with a massive throw of 68.72m.

The SA record holder progressed steadily with her following throws reaching the 65m mark.

Her fifth - and what proved to be her final - heave of the evening saw her breaking the SA record of 68.38m, which she had set at last year’s Daegu World Championships by just under a metre.

Spotakova finished in second place with a final heave of 68.73m and Kara Patterson of the United States finished third with a distance of 60.03m.

Meanwhile, South African double-amputee Oscar Pistorius failed to reach the 400m Olympic qualifying time of 45.30 seconds.

Pistorius is trying to become the first double-amputee to run in the London Games next month.

He finished seventh in a time of 46.14 with Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic taking first place in 45.24sec and Jeremy Wariner of the United States taking second place in a time of 45.30 sec.

Christopher Brown of the Bahamas clinched the bronze medal posting a time of 45.35 sec.

Pistorius has one more chance left to achieve this milestone when he lines up at the African Championships in Benin at the end of the month.

Results on Saturday in the Adidas Grand Prix, a Diamond League event at Icahn Stadium (all race distances in metres):

Men

100-1, Yohan Blake, Jamaica, 9.90 seconds. 2, Keston Bledman, Trinidad & Tobago, 9.93. 3, Michael Rodgers, United States, 9.99. 4, Richard Thompson, Trinidad & Tobago, 10.09. 5, Trell Kimmons, United States, 10.15. 6, Daniel Bailey, Antigua, 10.20. 7, Gerald Phiri, Zambia, 10.21. 8, Travis Padgett, United States, 10.23. 9, Ramone McKenzie, Jamaica, 10.27.

100 B-1, Tyson Gay, United States, 10.00. 2, Kemar Bailey Cole, Jamaica, 10.30. 3, Jason Young, Jamaica, 10.30. 4, Aaron Armstrong, Trinidad & Tobago, 10.46. 5, Jeremy Bascom, Guyana, 10.52. 6, Ahmad Rashad, United States, 10.55. 7, Rushane Scott, United States, 10.59. Leroy Dixon, United States, DNS.

100 Hurdles-1, Jason Richardson, United States, 13.18. 2, Jeff Porter, United States, 13.26. 3, Orlando Ortega, Cuba, 13.35. 4, David Oliver, United States, 13.37. 5, Ryan Brathwaite, Barbados, 13.48. 6, Omoghan Osaghae, United States, 13.49. 7, Dwight Thomas, Jamaica, 25.08. Hansle Parchment, Jamaica, DNF. Aries Merritt, United States, DQ.

200-1, Churandy Martina, Netherlands, 19.94. 2, Nickel Ashmeade, Jamaica, 19.94. 3, Warren Weir, Jamaica, 20.08. 4, Marvin Anderson, Jamaica, 20.21. 5, Jaysuma Saidy Ndure, Norway, 20.35. 6, Rasheed Dwyer, Jamaica, 20.66. Curtis Mitchell, United States, DQ. Mario Forsythe, Jamaica, DNS.

400-1, Luguelin Santos, Dominican Republic, 45.24. 2, Jeremy Wariner, United States, 45.30. 3, Christopher Brown, Bahamas, 45.35. 4, Calvin Smith, United States, 45.44. 5, Tabarie Henry, Virgin Islands, 45.46. 6, Jermaine Gonzales, Jamaica, 45.53. 7, Oscar Pistorius, South Africa, 46.14. Demetrius Pinder, Bahamas, DNS.

800-1, David Rudisha, Kenya, 1:41.74. 2, Alfred Kirwa Yego, Kenya, 1:44.49. 3, Andrew Osagie, Britain, 1:44.61. 4, Boaz Kiplagat Lalang, Kenya, 1:44.83. 5, Robby Andrews, United States, 1:45.06. 6, Michael Rutt, United States, 1:45.20. 7, Diomar De Souza, Brazil, 1:47.13. Abubaker Kaki, Sudan, DNF. Matthew Scherer, United States, DNF.

1,500-1, Bernard Lagat, United States, 3:34.63. 2, Ayanleh Souleiman, Djibouti, 3:34.73. 3, David Torrence, United States, 3:35.48. 4, Nathan Brannen, Canada, 3:35.78. 5, Mohamed Al Garni, Qatar, 3:36.63. 6, Fouad El Kaam, Morocco, 3:36.68. 7, Will Leer, United States, 3:37.16. 8, Augustine Kiprono Choge, Kenya, 3:37.47. 9, Peter Van Der Westhuizen, South Africa, 3:37.93. 10, Zane Robertson, New Zealand, 3:38.80. 11, Alan Webb, United States, 3:39.04. 12, Elijah Kipchirchir, Kenya, 3:39.31. 13, Mohammed Shaween, Saudi Arabia, 3:39.46. 14, Carsten Schlangen, Germany, 3:39.63. 15, Craig Mottram, Australia, 3:40.01. 16, Andrew Acosta, United States, 3:41.89. 17, Hamish Carson, New Zealand, 3:42.08. 18, Ryan McNiff, United States, 3:42.33. 19, Nicholas Kiptanui Kemboi, Kenya, 3:43.81. Liam Adams, Australia, DNF.

High Jump-1, Jesse Williams, United States, 2.36. 2, Robbie Grabarz, Britain, 2.36. 3 (tie), Trevor Barry, Bahamas and Jamie Nieto, United States, 2.31. 5, Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, Greece, 2.28. 6, Samson Oni, Britain, 2.25. 7, Donald Thomas, Bahamas, 2.20. 8, Andra Manson, United States, 2.15. Germaine Mason, Britain, NM.

Long Jump-1, Mitchell Watt, Australia, 8.16. 2, Frabrice Lapierre, Australia, 8.14. 3, George Kitchens, United States, 7.88. 4, Tyrone Smith, Bermuda, 7.73. 5, Chaz Thomas, United States, 7.58. 6, Walter Davis, United States, 7.18. 7, Nafee Harris, United States, 5.84. Mamadou Gueye, Senegal, NM. Trevell Quinley, United States, DNS.

Discus-1, Zoltan Kovago, Hungary, 66.34. 2, Yennifer Casanas, Spain, 65.20. 3, Vikas Gowda, India, 64.84. 4, Rutger Smith, Netherlands, 64.34. 5, Lawrence Okoye, Britain, 63.86. 6, Jorge Fernandez, Cuba, 63.24. 7, Ben Harradine, Australia, 62.16. 8, Casey Malone, United States, 60.60. 9, Jarred Rome, United States, 60.22. 10, Lance Brooks, United States, 60.00. 11, Ian Waltz, United States, 58.52. 12, Jason Young, United States, 58.46. Jason Morgan, United States, NM. Mart Israel, Estonia, DNS.

Women

100-1, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica, 10.92. 2, Tianna Madison, United States, 10.97. 3, Carmelita Jeter, United States, 11.05. 4, Allyson Felix, United States, 11.07. 5, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Trinidad & Tobago, 11.07. 6, Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria, 11.10. 7, Schillonie, Jamaica, 11.25. 8, Bianca Knight, United States, 11.29. 9, Barbara Pierre, United States, 11.35.

200-1, Sanya Richards-Ross, United States, 22.09. 2, Bianca Knight, United States, 22.46. 3, Mikele Barber, United States, 22.96. 4, Samantha Henry-Robinson, Jamaica, 23.04. 5, Mary Wineberg, United States, 23.51. 6, Aliann Tabitha Pompey, Guyana, 23.89.

400-1, Francena McCorory, United States, 50.06. 2, Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaica, 50.10. 3, Rosemarie Whyte, Jamaica, 50.62. 4, Christine Ohuruogu, Britain, 50.69. 5, Deedee Trotter, United States, 50.79. 6, Jessica Beard, United States, 51.19. 7, Shana Cox, Britain, 51.54. 8, Patricia Hall, Jamaica, 51.63.

400 Hurdles-1, T'Erea Brown, United States, 54.85. 2, Keliese Spencer, Jamaica, 54.91. 3, Queen Harrison, United States, 55.32. 4, Nicole Leach, United States, 55.37. 5, Nickiesha Wilson, Jamaica, 56.29. 6, Ristananna Tracey, Jamaica, 56.43. 7, Raasin McIntosh, United States, 56.76. 8, Jasmine Chaney, United States, 57.75.

800-1, Fantu Magiso, Ethiopia, 1:57.48. 2, Molly Bechwith, United States, 1:59.18. 3, Marilyn Okoro, Britain, 1:59.37. 4, Maggie Vessey, United States, 2:00.48. 5, Erica Moore, United States, 2:00.72. 6, Jenny Simpson, United States, 2:00.97. 7, Ajee Wilson, United States, 2:02.61. 8, Amy Weissenbach, United States, 2:04.03. 9, Jemma Simpson, Britain, 2:05.79. Dominque Blake, Jamaica, DNF.

5,000-1, Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia, 14:50.80. 2, Meseret Defar, Ethiopia, 14:57.02. 3, Gelete Burka, Ethiopia, 15:02.74. 4, Werknesh Kidane, Ethiopia, 15:04.65. 5, Gener Yalew, Ethiopia, 15:22.03. 6, Fionnuala Britton, Ireland, 15:33.04. 7, Emeber Anteneh, Ethiopia, 15:43.66. 8, Gotytom Gebreslase, Ethiopia, 15:46.89. 9, Alissa McKaig, United States, 15:46.68. 10, Tarah Korir, Canada, 16:01.94. Korene Hinds, Jamaica, DNF. Allie Kieffer, United States, DNF. Jennifer Rhines, United States, DNF. Sule Utura, Ethiopia, DNF.

Pole Vault-1, Fabiana Murer, Brazil, 4.77. 2, Yarisley Silva, Cuba, 4.70. 3, Nikolia Kiriakopoulou, Greece, 4.61. 4, Monika Pyrek, Poland, 4.51. 5, Nicole Buchler, Switzerland, 4.37. 6, Lacy Janson, United States, 4.37. 7, Mary Saxer, United States, 4.37. 8, Kylie Hutson, United States, 4.23. 9, Janice Keppler, United States, 4.23.

Triple Jump-1, Olga Rypakova, Kazakhstan, 14.71. 2, Kimberly Williams, Jamaica, 14.45. 3, Dailenys Alcantara, Cuba, 14.22. 4, Keila da Silva Costa, Brazil, 14.12. 5, Yargelis Savigne, Cuba, 14.08. 6, Josleidy Ribalta, Cuba, 13.80. 7, Erica McLain, United States, 13.21. 8, Blessing Ufodiama, United States, 12.98.

Shot Put-1, Valerie Adams, New Zealand, 20.60. 2, Jillian Camarena-Williams, United States, 19.62. 3, Michelle Carter, United States, 19.32. 4, Cleopatra Borel, Trinidad & Tobago, 18.19. 5, Sarah Stevens-Walker, United States, 17.89. 6, Julie Labonte, Canada, 17.59. 7, Zara Northover, Jamaica, 16.01.

Javelin-1, Sunette Viljoen, South Africa, 69.34. 2, Barbora Spotakova, Czech Republic, 68.74. 3, Kara Patterson, United States, 60.32. 4, Goldie Sayers, Britain, 59.24. 5, Asdis Hjamsdottir, Israel, 58.74. 6, Jarmila Klimesova, Czech Republic, 56.38. 7, Rachel Yurkovich, United States, 53.00. 8, Kateema Riettie, Jamaica, 50.14. 9, Grace Zollman, United States, 47.48.

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