|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.
Benoni is a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng, South 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.
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 until July 2009, when her compatriot Sunette Viljoen threw 65.46 at the qualifying round of 2009 Summer Universiade in Beograd.
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 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.
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.
|2001||World Youth Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||2nd||Javelin throw||51.54 m|
|2002||World Schools Gymnasiade||Caen, France||2nd||Long jump|
|2003||All Africa Games||Abuja, Nigeria||2nd||Heptathlon||5697 pts|
|Afro-Asian Games||Hyderabad, India||2nd||Heptathlon||5587 pts|
|2004||World Junior Championships||Grosseto, Italy||1st||Heptathlon||5868 pts|
|2005||Universiade||Izmir, Turkey||3rd||Javelin throw||58.70 m|
|2006||African Championships||Bambous, Mauritius||1st||Javelin throw||60.60 m|
|World Cup||Athens, Greece||3rd||Javelin throw||61.38 m|
|2007||All Africa Games||Algiers, Algeria||1st||Javelin throw||58.09 m|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||13th (q)||Javelin throw||59.63 m|
|2010||Commonwealth Games||New Delhi, India||3rd||Javelin throw||60.03 m|
|2011||Universiade||Shenzhen, China||3rd||Javelin throw||59.78 m|
|World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||19th (q)||Javelin throw||58.08 m|
|All-Africa Games||Maputo, Mozambique||1st||Javelin throw||55.33 m|
|2012||African Championships||Porto Novo, Benin||2nd||Javelin throw||52.81 m|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||13th (q)||Javelin throw||59.63 m|
Karen Forkel is a German track and field athlete and an Olympic medal winner. In the 1990s she was among the world's best javelin throwers. Her biggest success came in the 1992 Summer Olympics when she took the bronze medal with a throw of 66.86 meters.
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