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Javelin Throw, Women

Date16 – 18 August 2016
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants31 from 20 countries

The women’s javelin field was deep with no clear favorite. The hottest thrower of the year was Belarussian Tatyana Kholodovich, who had won the 2016 European Championship, following that with a Diamond League win in Monaco. She was expected to be challenged by two-time defending champion Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic, South African Sunette Viljoen, runner-up at London, and twice bronze medalist at the Worlds, and Croatian Sara Kolak, the bronze medal winner at the 2016 Europeans.

Viljoen opened with 64.92 in the final to take the lead, a mark she would not better and one that eventually brought her the silver medal. That held up until round four when Kolak threw 66.18 to take the lead. Špotáková challenged Viljoen in round five with 64.80, a mark that brought her the bronze medal. Kolak’s 66.18 held up and the Croatian won a surprising gold medal. The competition was very close as places 2-7 were decided by less than one metre.

1562Sara KolakCRO64.30 (3)66.18 (1)Gold
21173Sunette ViljoenRSA63.54 (6)64.92 (2)Silver
3598Barbora ŠpotákováCZE64.65 (2)64.80 (3)Bronze
41090Maria AndrejczykPOL67.11 (1)64.78 (4)
5392Tatsiana KhaladovichBLR63.78 (5)64.60 (5)
6331Kathryn MitchellAUS61.63 (12)64.36 (6)
7526Lu HuihuiCHN63.28 (7)64.04 (7)
8769Christina ObergföllGER62.18 (10)62.92 (8)
9556Flor RuizCOL62.32 (9)61.54 (9)
10977Madara PalameikaLAT63.03 (8)60.14 (10)
11781Linda StahlGER63.95 (4)59.71 (11)
12754Christin HussongGER62.17 (11)57.70 (12)
13 r1/21382Kara WingerUSA61.02 (13)
14 r1/2976Sinta Ozoliņa-KovalaLAT60.92 (14)
15 r1/2520Li LingweiCHN60.91 (15)
16 r1/2476Liz GleadleCAN60.28 (16)
17 r1/21277Kateryna DerunUKR60.02 (17)
18 r1/21281Hanna Hatsko-FedusovaUKR58.90 (18)
19 r1/2632Liina LaasmaEST58.06 (19)
20 r1/2912Yuki EbiharaJPN57.68 (20)
21 r1/2330Kim MickleAUS57.20 (21)
22 r1/2524Liu ShiyingCHN57.16 (22)
23 r1/2666Mathilde AndraudFRA56.61 (23)
24 r1/21354Maggie MaloneUSA56.47 (24)
25 r1/2393Tatsiana KorzhBLR56.16 (25)
26 r1/21325Brittany BormanUSA56.04 (26)
27 r1/2336Kelsey-Lee RobertsAUS55.25 (27)
28 r1/2568Yulenmis AguilarCUB54.94 (28)
29 r1/2850Ásdís HjálmsdóttirISL54.92 (29)
30 r1/2663Sanni UtriainenFIN53.42 (30)
AC1186Martinka RatejSLO59.76 (AC)DQ1

Qualifying Round (16 August 2016 — 21:50)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 63.00 metres advanced to the final.

1Maria AndrejczykPOL67.11Q
2Barbora ŠpotákováCZE64.65Q
3Sara KolakCRO64.30Q
4Linda StahlGER63.95Q
5Tatsiana KhaladovichBLR63.78Q
6Sunette ViljoenRSA63.54Q
7Lu HuihuiCHN63.28Q
8Madara PalameikaLAT63.03Q
9Flor RuizCOL62.32q
10Christina ObergföllGER62.18q
11Christin HussongGER62.17q
12Kathryn MitchellAUS61.63q
13Kara WingerUSA61.02
14Sinta Ozoliņa-KovalaLAT60.92
15Li LingweiCHN60.91
16Liz GleadleCAN60.28
17Kateryna DerunUKR60.02
18Hanna Hatsko-FedusovaUKR58.90
19Liina LaasmaEST58.06
20Yuki EbiharaJPN57.68
21Kim MickleAUS57.20
22Liu ShiyingCHN57.16
23Mathilde AndraudFRA56.61
24Maggie MaloneUSA56.47
25Tatsiana KorzhBLR56.16
26Brittany BormanUSA56.04
27Kelsey-Lee RobertsAUS55.25
28Yulenmis AguilarCUB54.94
29Ásdís HjálmsdóttirISL54.92
30Sanni UtriainenFIN53.42
ACMartinka RatejSLO59.76DQ2

Qualifying Round, Group A (16 August 2016 — 20:35)

114Sara KolakCRO64.3055.6855.8664.30Q
24Tatsiana KhaladovichBLR63.7863.78Q
315Sunette ViljoenRSA63.5463.54Q
411Lu HuihuiCHN63.2859.5659.8963.28Q
53Flor RuizCOL62.3262.3259.8959.99q
69Christina ObergföllGER62.1857.7562.18×q
716Christin HussongGER62.1756.1955.5862.17q
81Sinta Ozoliņa-KovalaLAT60.9260.9258.08×
913Liz GleadleCAN60.2859.1860.2858.74
107Hanna Hatsko-FedusovaUKR58.9058.90×58.38
1110Kim MickleAUS57.2057.20×55.93
122Liu ShiyingCHN57.1657.1655.60×
135Maggie MaloneUSA56.4756.47×46.87
148Brittany BormanUSA56.0454.1556.0452.73
156Yulenmis AguilarCUB54.9454.84×54.94
AC12Martinka RatejSLO59.7659.7658.15×DQ3

Qualifying Round, Group B (16 August 2016)

114Maria AndrejczykPOL67.1167.11Q
28Barbora ŠpotákováCZE64.6562.5064.65Q
32Linda StahlGER63.9563.95Q
43Madara PalameikaLAT63.0363.03Q
513Kathryn MitchellAUS61.63×60.0561.63q
69Kara WingerUSA61.0261.0257.3460.54
76Li LingweiCHN60.9160.9159.3057.87
84Kateryna DerunUKR60.0260.0254.86×
91Liina LaasmaEST58.0658.0656.2156.62
1011Yuki EbiharaJPN57.6853.7555.8957.68
1110Mathilde AndraudFRA56.6156.6156.0156.13
1215Tatsiana KorzhBLR56.1649.4153.5456.16
135Kelsey-Lee RobertsAUS55.2544.7555.0455.25
1412Ásdís HjálmsdóttirISL54.92×54.92×
157Sanni UtriainenFIN53.4253.42×52.45

Final Round (18 August 2016 — 21:10)

111Sara KolakCRO66.1860.8962.9563.0066.18×59.42
28Sunette ViljoenRSA64.9264.9261.04×63.00××
312Barbora ŠpotákováCZE64.8060.1663.73×61.2564.80×
45Maria AndrejczykPOL64.7861.9259.2560.2359.3164.7863.69
53Tatsiana KhaladovichBLR64.6062.6860.2464.6060.4963.5264.24
64Kathryn MitchellAUS64.36×64.36××62.2063.02
76Lu HuihuiCHN64.0460.3263.5059.5664.04×56.96
810Christina ObergföllGER62.9260.1762.28×××62.92
91Flor RuizCOL61.5461.5458.4659.61
109Madara PalameikaLAT60.14××60.14
117Linda StahlGER59.7158.48×59.71
122Christin HussongGER57.7054.9954.4757.70