Justine Robbeson

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Justine Robbeson
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Women's athletics
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All-Africa Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Maputo Javelin throw

Justine Gail Robbeson (born 15 May 1985 in Benoni) is a South African athlete who specialised in the javelin throw. She previously competed in the heptathlon, achieving a personal best of 5868 in 2004. Justine attended Springs Girls' High School. She has completed her BSc degree in Nutrition and Human Movement Sciences, BSc Honours degree in Nutrition, and MSc degree in Sports Nutrition at North-West University, Potchefstroom, where she was a member of the athletics club coached by Terseus Liebenberg. [1]

Benoni, Gauteng Place in Gauteng, South Africa

Benoni is a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng, South Africa.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

Javelin throw track and field athletics event where the javelin is thrown

The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about 2.5 m in length, is thrown. The javelin thrower gains momentum by running within a predetermined area. Javelin throwing is an event of both the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon.


Her personal best javelin throw is 63.49 metres, achieved in February 2008 in Potchefstroom. It was an African record [2] until July 2009, when her compatriot Sunette Viljoen threw 65.46 at the qualifying round of 2009 Summer Universiade in Beograd. [3]

Potchefstroom Place in North West, South Africa

Potchefstroom is an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa. It hosts the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. Potchefstroom is on the Mooi Rivier, roughly 120 km (75 mi) west-southwest of Johannesburg and 45 km (28 mi) east-northeast of Klerksdorp. Potchefstroom, together with Rustenburg, is the second-largest city in the North West Province. The largest city, Klerksdorp, is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) away.

Sunette Viljoen South African cricketer and javelin thrower

Sunette Stella Viljoen is a South African sportswoman who has represented her country in both cricket and athletics. In athletics, she competes as a javelin thrower and has won an Olympic silver medal and two Commonwealth Games gold medals, as well as medals in various other competitions. As a cricketer, she represented the South African national team between 2000 and 2002, including at the 2000 World Cup in New Zealand.

Athletics at the 2009 Summer Universiade

The athletics competition at the 2009 Summer Universiade was held at the Stadion Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade, Serbia from July 7 to July 12, 2009.


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2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 2ndJavelin throw51.54 m
2002World Schools Gymnasiade Caen, France 2ndLong jump
2003 All Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2ndHeptathlon 5697 pts
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 2ndHeptathlon 5587 pts
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1stHeptathlon 5868 pts
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 3rdJavelin throw 58.70 m
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1stJavelin throw 60.60 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rdJavelin throw 61.38 m
2007 All Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1stJavelin throw 58.09 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 13th (q)Javelin throw 59.63 m
2010 Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 3rdJavelin throw 60.03 m
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 3rdJavelin throw 59.78 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 19th (q)Javelin throw 58.08 m
All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 1stJavelin throw 55.33 m
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 2ndJavelin throw 52.81 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 13th (q)Javelin throw 59.63 m

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