Commonwealth Games

Viljoen spears home silver

2014-07-30 23:04
Sunette Viljoen (Gallo Images)

Glasgow - South Africa's Sunette Viljoen has won silver in the women's javelin at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

South Africa's javelin queen however surrendered her Commonwealth title to Australia's Kim Mickle,who also smashed Viljoen's Games record with a heave of 65.96m.

Viljoen was on the cusp of winning her third consecutive Commonwealth gold medal but her 63.19m was only good enough for a creditable silver medal.

Kelsey-Lee Robberts of Australia rounded off the podium with a best heave of 62.95m.

Meanwhile, South African men's 800m ace Andre Olivier booked a final berth in two-lap race after finishing third in his semi-final in a time of one minute, 46.30 seconds (1:47.93).

He will face world record holder David Rudisha and Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos of Botswana.

South African discus thrower Victor Hogan also progressed to Thursday's final with an automatic qualification in the morning session.

Commonwealth Games podiums in Glasgow on Wednesday:


Women's 3000m steeplechase
Gold: Purity Cherotich Kirui (KEN)
Silver: Milcah Chemos Cheywa (KEN)
Bronze: Joan Kipkemoi (KEN)

Men's long jump
Gold: Greg Rutherford (ENG)
Silver: Zarck Visser (RSA)
Bronze: Rushwahl Samaai (RSA)

Men's 400m
Gold: Kirani James (GRE)
Silver: Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)
Bronze: Lalonde Gordon (TRI)

Gold: Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN)
Silver: Jessica Zelinka (CAN)
Bronze: Jessica Taylor (ENG)

Women's Javelin
Gold: Kim Mickle (AUS)
Silver: Sunette Viljoen (RSA)
Bronze: Kelsey-Lee Roberts (AUS)


Women's synchronised 10m platform
Gold: Meaghan Benfeito/Roseline Filion (CAN)
Silver: Sarah Barrow/Tonia Couch (ENG)
Bronze: Pandelela Tinong Pamg/Nur Sabri (MAS)

Men's 1m springboard
Gold: Jack Laugher (ENG)
Silver: Matthew Mitcham (AUS)
Bronze: Grant Nel (AUS)

Women's 3m synchronised springboard
Gold: Alicia Blagg/Rebecca Gallantree (ENG)
Silver: Jennifer Abel/Pamela Ware (CAN)
Bronze: Maddison Keeney/Anabelle Smith (AUS)


Men's individual all-around final
Gold: Max Whitlock (ENG)
Silver: Daniel Keatings (SCO)
Bronze: Nile Wilson (ENG)


Women's freestyle -53kg
Gold: Odunayo Adekuoroye (NGR)
Silver: Lalita Lalita (IND)
Bronze: Jill Gallays (CAN) and Mpho Madi (RSA)

Men's freestyle -61kg
Gold: David Trembley (CAN)
Silver: Bajrang Bajrang (IND)
Bronze: Amas Daniel (NGR) and Viorel Etko(SCO)

Women's freestyle -58kg
Gold: Aminat Adeniyi (NGR)
Silver: Sakshi Malik (IND)
Bronze: Tayla Ford (NZL) and Braxton Rei Stone (CAN)

Men's freestyle -97kg
Gold: Arjun Gill (CAN)
Silver: Satywart Kadian (IND)
Bronze: Leon Rattigan (ENG) and Sam Belkin (NZL)

Women's freestyle -69kg
Gold: Dori Yeats (CAN)
Silver: Angele Tomo (CMR)
Bronze: Navjot Kaur (IND) and Hannah Rueben (NGR)


Women's +75kg
Gold: Maryam Usman (NGR)
Silver: Ele Opelege (SAM)
Bronze: Tracey Lambrechs (NZL)


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