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Series24 Jul 2019

Advice to my younger self: Sunette Viljoen

South African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen has enjoyed a 16-year international career full of highs and lows. Here the Olympic silver medallist tries to make sense of her journey to pass on some important life lessons to childhood self.

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Series03 Oct 2016

First impressions – Sunette Viljoen

South Africa’s Sunette Viljoen has been one of the world’s most consistent javelin throwers of the decade. The Olympic silver medallist offers a glimpse into her life by answering our first impressions questions.

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Report25 Jun 2016

Aprot takes African 10,000m title

Kenyan Alice Aprot made a statement ahead of next week's Kenyan Olympic trials, shattering her personal best to win the women's 10,000m title at the African Championships in Durban on Saturday (25).

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Report30 Aug 2015

Report: women’s javelin final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

Only four of the medallists from the 2013 World Championships made it to the final here, so there was a good chance for new faces on the podium.

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Report18 Apr 2015

Samaai and Mokoka shine at South African Championships

No one saw it coming, not even Rushwal Samaai himself, but the Commonwealth and African bronze medallist shattered his long jump PB to provide the top performance of the South African Championships in Stellenbosch.

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News30 Mar 2015

Spotakova and Obergfoll to duel in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

Barbora Spotakova and Christina Obergfoll headline a deep world-class javelin field at the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May, after organisers for the famous Prefontaine Classic announced the line up for the this event on Monday (30).

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Report21 Mar 2015

Rudisha and Pearson win in Melbourne, Viljoen edges Mickle

Olympic champions are champions for a reason: they are hard to beat.

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Report13 Aug 2014

Viljoen wins fourth African title, more gold for Mokoena and Chepkirui

Ten years after winning her first African title – the first major title of her career – South African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen won another gold medal in Marrakech on Wednesday (13), the fourth day of action at the African Championships.

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Report16 Aug 2013

Report: Women's Javelin qualifying – Moscow 2013

Russia’s defending women’s Javelin champion Maria Abakumova showed that she will not be giving up her title without a fight and has arrived at these IAAF World Championships in terrific form as she threw 69.09m with her first throw in Friday morning’s qualifying rounds.

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News19 Jul 2013

Jumpers and hurdlers form South Africa’s hopes for Moscow

Athletics South Africa has selected a team of 30 athletes to participate at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow from 10-18 August 2013.

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