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31 Jul 2015
8:55 am

Sunette Viljoen and Jobodwana finish second


Sunette Viljoen claimed second place in the women’s Javelin with a best throw of 64.03 metres in the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.

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Czech Barbora Spotakova took first place in a season’s best 65.66. In the overall Diamond League women’s Javelin standings, Viljoen also lies second with seven points, four behind Spotakova in top spot. Anaso Jobodwana (20.18) finished second in the men’s 200m, behind Panamanian Alonso Edward (20.04) who moved away from the South African on the home straight.

Jobodwana still leads the Diamond League race standings in the men’s 200m with nine points, one ahead of Edward. In the men’s long jump, Khotso Mokoena produced a leap of 7.87 metres with his third attempt of the evening. His effort was good enough for third place. Zarck Visser could only manage 7.71m which yielded a seventh-place finish. Great Britain’s Greg Rutherford took first place in 8.34m.

Wenda Nel took fifth place in the women’s 400m hurdles in a time of 55.26 seconds. Starting in lane eight, Nel struggled to keep pace with the leaders but was able to move up a spot on the final bend.

In the last track event of the evening Carina Horn started the women’s 100m in lane one. In a high-quality field, Horn managed 11.24 as she claimed fifth place. Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce blew away the field to cross the line first in 10.93.