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2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's javelin throw

Events at the
2009 World Championships
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's Javelin Throw at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics will be held at the Olympic Stadium on August 16 and August 18. The event featured four athletes whose ability was so much better than the opposition that Mirko Jalava of the IAAF said it would be a "major surprise" should another athlete beat them to the podium.

The Olympic champion and world record holder Barbora Špotáková, and Beijing silver medallist Mariya Abakumova, had not matched their Olympic form of the previous year but remained strong contenders for the competition. The other two athletes came from the German team, which was headed by world-leader and two-time World medallist Christina Obergföll, as well as the veteran Steffi Nerius who won silver in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Osleidys Menéndez, Sunette Viljoen and Madara Palameika were the outside contenders.[1]

A modest qualifying round was highlighted by Abakumova's world-leading throw of 68.92 m, while German number three Linda Stahl and Slovenian Martina Ratej threw season's bests to qualify as the second and third best throwers. The first round saw the elimination of two of the season's top-six athletes, Palameika and Viljoen.[2] On the final day, Nerius opened the competition in style with a season's best 67.30 m on her first throw, while Špotáková and Monica Stoian completed the top three with 64.94 and 64.51 m respectively. With a throw of 65.39 m Mariya Abakumova moved into the bronze medal position, and she would remain there for the rest of the event. Obergföll and Stahl moved into the top six in round three, but the positions remained static thereafter. Neither Špotáková nor Abakumova (whose qualifying throw would have won the final) could find the form to dislodge Nerius from the gold medal spot. The 37-year-old German won her first ever World Championship gold medal in Berlin, in what was her final year in competitive athletics.[3]

Medalists

Gold Steffi Nerius
Germany (GER)
Silver Barbora Špotáková
Czech Republic (CZE)
Bronze Mariya Abakumova
Russia (RUS)

Schedule

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
16.08.2009 – 10:45h 16.08.2009 – 10:45h
Final Round
18.08.2009 – 19:25h

Qualification standards

A standard B standard
61.00 metres 59.00 metres

Records

Standing records prior to the 2009 World Athletics Championships
World record  Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 m 13 September 2008 Stuttgart, Germany
Event record 71.70 m 14 August 2005 Helsinki, Finland
Season Best 68.59 m 20 June 2009 Leiria, Portugal
African record 65.43 m 7 July 2009 Belgrade, Serbia
Asian record 63.92 m 18 August 2000 Beijing, PR China
North American record 71.70 m 14 August 2005 Helsinki, Finland
South American record 62.62 m 12 May 2002 Guatemala City, Guatemala
European record 72.28 m 13 September 2008 Stuttgart, Germany
Oceanian record 66.80 m 5 August 2000 Runaway Bay, Australia

Results

Qualification

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 62.00 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Mariya Abakumova 68.92 68.92 Q, WL
2 A Linda Stahl 63.86 63.86 Q, SB
3 A Martina Ratej 53.13 63.42 63.42 Q, SB
4 A Barbora Špotáková 63.27 63.27 Q
5 B Osleidys Menéndez 59.86 61.94 x 61.94 q
6 A Steffi Nerius 61.00 x 61.73 61.73 q
7 B Christina Obergföll 60.04 59.86 60.74 60.74 q
8 A Monica Stoian 59.45 60.29 55.57 60.29 q
9 A Vira Rebryk 59.68 59.70 58.27 59.70 q
10 A Savva Lika 57.26 x 59.64 59.64 q
11 B Rachel Yurkovich 59.57 53.84 59.55 59.57 q
12 B Maria Nicoleta Negoita 59.46 x 56.32 59.46 q
13 A Goldie Sayers 56.44 58.58 58.98 58.98
14 B Mikaela Ingberg 53.86 57.88 x 57.88
15 B Kimberley Mickle 57.46 x 56.85 57.46
16 A Yainelis Ribeaux 57.26 57.38 56.48 57.38
17 B Olha Ivankova 56.91 54.86 54.85 56.91
18 B Sunette Viljoen x 56.83 49.45 56.83
19 A Mercedes Chilla 56.68 x x 56.68
20 B Urszula Piwnicka 56.33 56.49 55.74 56.49
21 A Maryna Novik 51.56 56.44 55.01 56.44
22 B Yanet Cruz 55.50 56.19 x 56.19
23 B Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir 55.86 55.27 x 55.86
24 A Indrė Jakubaitytė 55.86 x x 55.86
25 B Yuki Ebihara 49.14 53.30 54.81 54.81
26 B Moonika Aava 49.49 52.69 53.86 53.86
27 B Madara Palameika 51.80 52.98 x 52.98
28 B Valeriya Zabruskova 47.31 52.87 51.13 52.87
29 A Kara Patterson 50.60 x 52.71 52.71
30 A Elisabeth Pauer x 49.32 50.88 50.88
31 A Serafina Akeli 49.58 x x 49.58

Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best, WL = World leading (in a given season)

Final

Steffi Nerius won her first Championship gold medal at age 37.
Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st Steffi Nerius 67.30 62.79 65.81 x 62.27 x 67.30 SB
2nd Barbora Špotáková 64.94 64.26 66.42 61.29 62.25 59.74 66.42
3rd Mariya Abakumova 63.01 x 65.39 x 59.71 66.06 66.06
4 Monica Stoian 64.51 x 61.90 59.62 61.84 61.53 64.51 PB
5 Christina Obergföll x 60.37 64.34 x 63.02 x 64.34
6 Linda Stahl 61.64 63.23 63.18 59.00 61.33 60.90 63.23
7 Osleidys Menéndez 63.11 x x x 61.56 58.27 63.11 SB
8 Savva Lika 56.55 57.33 58.80 57.29 x 60.29 60.29
9 Vira Rebryk 58.25 56.78 57.50 58.25
10 Maria Nicoleta Negoita 57.59 57.65 x 57.65
11 Martina Ratej 57.57 x x 57.57
12 Rachel Yurkovich 51.15 50.05 x 51.15

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

See also

References

General
  • Javelin throw results (Archived 2009-09-08). IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-16.
Specific
  1. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-08-09). Women's Javelin Throw - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  2. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-08-16). Event Report - Women's Javelin Throw - Qualification . IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  3. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-08-18). Event Report - Women's Javelin Throw - Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
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