2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates28 August (qualification)
30 August (final)
Competitors32 from 21 nations
Winning distance67.69
Medalists
gold medal    Germany
silver medal    China
bronze medal    South Africa
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The women's javelin throw at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 28 and 30 August.[1][2]

There were eight automatic qualifiers out of the first round. With the best mark qualifiers, the German team was able to get four into the finals including defending champion Christina Obergföll, the home team was able to get two when Lü Huihui got in with the tenth qualifier. World leader Sunette Viljoen also could not make the automatic but got into the finals while the world record holder Barbora Špotáková did get an automatic.

The partisan locals were overjoyed when Lü took over the lead with a 63.80 and three throws later Li Lingwei improved upon that with a 64.10, putting the home team in first and second place. That lead held through the second round as closest anybody could come was Viljoen at 63.09 to take third place. Obergföl started the third round with a new leader 64.61, but Lü came back with an answer of 64.72 which held the lead until the next thrower Katharina Molitor threw it 2 cm further. Špotáková barely made 60 and didn't get to make the last three throws. In the fourth round, Viljoen threw 65.79 to move into the lead and as the fifth round was ending, Lü uncorked a 66.13 to set a new Asian Record and take the lead to a furious ovation. That was the status going into the last throw of the competition. Molitor had seen her leading position drop to third place over the last 2 rounds but found the answer, a 67.69 to let the air out of the crowd.[3]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

World record  Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 Stuttgart, Germany 13 September 2008
Championship record  Maria Abakumova (RUS) 71.99 Daegu, South Korea 2 September 2011
World leading  Sunette Viljoen (RSA) 66.62 Melbourne, Australia 21 March 2015
African record  Sunette Viljoen (RSA) 69.35 New York City, United States 9 Jun 2012
Asian record  Zhang Li (CHN) 65.47 Incheon, South Korea 1 October 2014
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Olisdeilys Menéndez (CUB) 71.70 Helsinki, Finland 14 August 2005
South American record  Flor Ruiz (COL) 63.80 Xalapa, Mexico 27 November 2014
European record  Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 Stuttgart, Germany 13 September 2008
Oceanian record  Kimberley Mickle (AUS) 66.83 Melbourne, Australia 22 March 2014
The following records were established during the competition:
Asian record  Lü Huihui (CHN) 66.13 Beijing, China 30 August 2015
World leading  Katharina Molitor (GER) 67.69 Beijing, China 30 August 2015

Qualification standards[edit]

Entry standards[5]
61.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
28 August 2015 19:00 Qualification
30 August 2015 18:45 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

Results[edit]

KEY: Q Qualified q 12 best performers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: 63.50 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).[6]

Rank Group Name Nationality # 1 # 2 # 3 Mark Notes
1 B Christin Hussong  Germany (GER) 60.27 61.00 65.92 65.92 Q, PB
2 B Li Lingwei  China (CHN) 65.07 65.07 Q, SB
3 B Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic (CZE) 60.62 65.02 65.02 Q
4 A Brittany Borman  United States (USA) 58.24 x 64.22 64.22 Q
5 A Christina Obergföll  Germany (GER) x x 64.10 64.10 Q
6 B Elizabeth Gleadle  Canada (CAN) 64.02 64.02 Q
7 A Sunette Viljoen  South Africa (RSA) 63.93 63.93 Q
8 B Linda Stahl  Germany (GER) 62.12 61.21 63.52 63.52 Q
9 A Katharina Molitor  Germany (GER) 60.64 59.90 63.23 63.23 q
10 A Lü Huihui  China (CHN) 59.66 63.15 63.15 q
11 B Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala  Latvia (LAT) 62.81 x x 62.81 q, SB
12 B Kara Winger  United States (USA) 61.59 62.21 59.18 62.21 q
13 A Madara Palameika  Latvia (LAT) 59.78 x 62.17 62.17
14 A Zhang Li  China (CHN) 61.29 61.80 56.23 61.80 SB
15 A Hanna Hatsko-Fedusova  Ukraine (UKR) 59.25 61.41 x 61.41 SB
16 B Marharyta Dorozhon  Israel (ISR) 61.04 59.79 60.63 61.04
17 B Kathryn Mitchell  Australia (AUS) 61.04 x x 61.04
18 B Yulenmis Aguilar  Cuba (CUB) 60.52 59.05 58.04 60.52
19 A Yuki Ebihara  Japan (JPN) 53.67 57.56 60.30 60.30
20 A Kelsey-Lee Roberts  Australia (AUS) 60.18 58.03 49.78 60.18
21 A Tatsiana Khaladovich  Belarus (BLR) x 55.67 60.07 60.07
22 B Kimberley Mickle  Australia (AUS) x 59.83 x 59.83
23 A Martina Ratej  Slovenia (SLO) 57.13 59.76 x 59.76
24 A Vera Rebrik  Russia (RUS) 59.67 x 59.35 59.67
25 A Jucilene de Lima  Brazil (BRA) 59.38 59.49 51.18 59.49
26 A Goldie Sayers  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 58.28 58.11 x 58.28
27 B Flor Ruiz  Colombia (COL) x 56.70 57.25 57.25
28 B Maria Andrejczyk  Poland (POL) 52.86 53.44 56.75 56.75
29 B Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir  Iceland (ISL) 56.72 x x 56.72
30 B Mariya Abakumova  Russia (RUS) 56.08 55.69 x 56.08
31 A Sanni Utriainen  Finland (FIN) 54.57 55.56 x 55.56
32 B Kateryna Derun  Ukraine (UKR) x 53.49 x 53.49

Final[edit]

The final was started at 18:45[7]

Rank Name Nationality # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 Mark Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Katharina Molitor  Germany (GER) 60.84 61.37 64.74 61.86 62.13 67.69 67.69 WL
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lü Huihui  China (CHN) 63.80 x 64.72 59.65 66.13 63.72 66.13 AR
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sunette Viljoen  South Africa (RSA) 60.18 63.09 62.93 65.79 62.11 60.11 65.79
4 Christina Obergföll  Germany (GER) x 61.04 64.61 x 62.51 x 64.61 SB
5 Li Lingwei  China (CHN) 64.10 62.56 61.94 x 62.87 x 64.10
6 Christin Hussong  Germany (GER) x 59.98 62.94 62.98 x x 62.98
7 Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala  Latvia (LAT) 62.20 60.56 x 58.88 x x 62.20
8 Kara Winger  United States (USA) 58.55 60.63 60.88 59.34 59.28 x 60.88
9 Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic (CZE) x 59.54 60.08 60.08
10 Linda Stahl  Germany (GER) 58.82 59.69 59.88 59.88
11 Elizabeth Gleadle  Canada (CAN) 59.78 59.82 x 59.82
12 Brittany Borman  United States (USA) 57.96 58.26 57.86 58.26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S JAVELIN FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Records & Lists – Javelin Throw". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  5. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
  6. ^ Qualification results
  7. ^ Final results