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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Women's Javelin Throw

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: Qualifying round (60.00 or top 12 to final) (Aug 28)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
The 1999 winner Manjani (now divorced from Giorgos Tzelílis) again demonstrated her ability to peak for major championships. Before Paris her season’s best was just 63.13. Her opening four throws in the final were better than that or anything else the opposition could produce. Her fourth effort of 66.52 was a 2003 world best, but it was also the shortest winning throw in world championships history. The silver medallist Shikolenko was another to repeat her placing from 1999.
 These are the official results of the Women's Javelin Throw event at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France. There were a total number of 24 participating athletes, with the final held on Saturday 30 August 2003. The qualification mark was set at 60.00 metres.

Records

Standing records prior to the 2003 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.54 m July 1, 2001 Greece Rethymno, Greece
Event Record  Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 69.53 m August 6, 2001 Canada Edmonton, Canada
Season Best  Tatyana Shikolenko (RUS) 66.00 m August 10, 2003 Russia Tula, Russia
 
  Javelin Throw 30 August
  Final

Event Report Women Javelin Throw Final

The women's Javelin final had the reigning World champion and World record holder Osleidys Menendez throwing, but her form this season did not make her a favourite.

Instead, world leading thrower at 66.00m, Tatyana SHIKOLENKO (RUS), and of course Greek Mirela MANJANI, who despite coming to major championships with lower seasonal bests, always seems to excel in these important meetings.
 
The first round did not see any real surprises, but already some very good throwing. Shikolenko started with a good 62.76m, but it was Manjani who got the best throw of the round. The Greek, coming to the final with a seasonal best of only 63.13m, was able to throw 64.55m, clearly the best in the first round. Reigning champion Menendez only managed to get 61.18m, her usual level during this season. Third behind Manjani and Shikolenko was 2002 European Championships bronze medallist, Mikaela INGBERG (FIN) with 61.37m.
 
Round two had Shikolenko bettering her performance to 62.99m and Manjani only a little behind her first round effort at 64.46m. Steffi NERIUS (GER), the silver medallist in European Championships last year, moved to third place in a tight competition for the medals. The German's javelin landed at 62.70m, only 29 centimetres off second place.
 
Shikolenko again gained some centimetres in the next round. 63.28m did not move her too close to the leader Manjani, but was still enough to push the others further away. Manjani leashed another fine throw of 64.09m, but there was no movement around the medal placings with Ingberg passing her throw due to an injury.
 
Ingberg did come back for the fourth round, coming close at 62.02m, her best in the competition, but not enough for the bronze medal position. During the same round Manjani finally clinched her victory with a world leading 66.52m throw. Menendez finally got her act together after two fouls, moving to fourth place past Ingberg. However, 62.19m was not quite what the Cuban had been hoping for.
 
The fifth round did not see any changes, three throws over 60m by Shikolenko, Manjani and Nerius with another pass by Ingberg. The final round was the lowest quality of the all six. Only Ingberg, throwing again, was able to improve. 62.20m was not enough for a medal today, but it did move her to the fourth place, beating 2001 World Champion Menendez by only one centimetre (62.19m).
 
Manjani won with her fourth round world leading throw of 66.52m; earlier world leader Shikolenko was second (63.28m) and Nerius third (62.70m).

1 Miréla Manjani GRE 21 Dec 76 66.52
2 Tatyana Shikolenko RUS 10 May 68 63.28
3 Steffi Nerius GER 1 Jul 72 62.70
4 Mikaela Ingberg FIN 29 Jul 74 62.20
5 Osleidis Menéndez CUB 14 Nov 79 62.19
6 Sonia Bisset CUB 1 Apr 71 60.17
7 Claudia Coslovich ITA 26 Apr 72 59.64
8 Lavern Eve BAH 16 Jun 65 59.60
9 Valeriya Zabruskova RUS 15 Jun 75 59.51
10 Taina Kolkkala FIN 24 Oct 76 57.50
11 Ma Ning CHN 4 Nov 83 57.43
12 Nikolett Szabó HUN 3 Mar 80 56.98
Final 16:40 Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Mirela Manjani GRE 66.52m 64.55 64.46 64.09 66.52 X 56.84
2 Tatyana Shikolenko RUS 63.28m 62.76 62.99 63.28 X 60.67 59.93
3 Steffi Nerius GER 62.70m 59.15 62.70 60.30 X 61.81 X
4 Mikaela Ingberg FIN 62.20m 61.37 59.98 - 62.02 - 62.20
5 Osleidys Menendez CUB 62.19m 61.18 X X 62.19 60.47 X
6 Sonia Bisset CUB 60.17m 56.90 58.21 60.17 X X 56.36
7 Claudia Coslovich ITA 59.64m 55.48 58.81 59.64 56.05 57.89 56.14
8 Laverne Eve BAH 59.60m 56.43 54.39 59.60 X 58.47 57.55
9 Valeriya Zabruskova RUS 59.51m 59.51 54.19 58.67
10 Taina Kolkkala FIN 57.50m 57.50 57.00 56.71
11 Ning Ma CHN 57.43m 55.07 57.43 56.57
12 Nikolett Szabo HUN 56.98m 56.98 56.97 55.85
  Qualification 28 August

Event Report Women Javelin Throw Qualification

The qualification for women's javelin produced some tragic news for top throwers. Number two thrower in the world this season, Paula HUHTANIEMI (FIN), who threw a national record of 64.90m less than three weeks ago, will not progress to the final with her best of 55.06m.
 
Other world leading athletes didn't have any problems in qualifying with most of them getting over the automatic distance with their first throws. World leader at 66.00m, Tatyana SHIKOLENKO (RUS), had the longest throw of the qualification, 63.71m. 38-year-old Laverne EVE (BAH), who has been in fine form this season, bettered her seasonal best with 62.89m, her best throw since 2000.
 
2001 World Championships silver medallist, 1999 World Champion and 2000 Olympic silver medallist, Mirela MANJANI (GRE), also qualified easily. The Greek, who also won the European Championships last year, unleashed a 62.48m throw with her first attempt. World record holder and reigning World Champion, Osleidys MENENDEZ (CUB), who has had some troubles earlier this season, including a loss in the Pan American Games, also qualified with her first try of 61.74m.
 
Other top throwers who got in to the final with their first throws included Mikaela INGBERG (FIN), 2002 European Championships bronze medallist, with 60.89m, Valeriya ZABRUSKOVA (RUS) 60.40m and Steffi NERIUS (GER) 60.40m. Sonia BICET (CUB) qualified with her second attempt of 60.64m; 58.94m was enough to make the final.
  Group A
1 Tatyana Shikolenko RUS 10 May 68 63.71 Q
2 Lavern Eve BAH 16 Jun 65 62.89 Q
3 Osleidis Menéndez CUB 14 Nov 79 61.74 Q
4 Mikaela Ingberg FIN 29 Jul 74 60.89 Q
5 Steffi Nerius GER 1 Jul 72 60.40 Q
6 Nikolett Szabó HUN 3 Mar 80 59.84 q
7 Ma Ning CHN 4 Nov 83 58.95 q
8 Rita Ramanauskaitė LTU 22 Feb 70 57.13
9 Jarmila Jurkovičová CZE 9 Feb 81 56.98
10 Aggelikí Tsiolakoúdi GRE 10 May 76 56.66
11 Sabina Moya COL 27 Jan 77 55.75
12 Kim Kreiner USA 26 Jul 77 54.84
  Group B
1 Miréla Manjani GRE 21 Dec 76 62.48 Q
2 Sonia Bisset CUB 1 Apr 71 60.64 Q
3 Valeriya Zabruskova RUS 15 Jun 75 60.40 Q
4 Claudia Coslovich ITA 26 Apr 72 59.57 q
5 Taina Kolkkala FIN 24 Oct 76 58.94 q
6 Ana Mirela Ţermure ROU 13 Jan 75 58.50
7 Sunette Viljoen RSA 6 Jan 83 56.78
8 Nora Bicet CUB 29 Oct 77 56.33
9 Paula Tarvainen FIN 17 Feb 73 55.06
10 Sarah Walter FRA 5 May 78 54.31
11 Takako Miyake JPN 22 Jul 74 52.26
12 Leryn Franco PAR 1 Mar 82 51.13
 
Group A 17.00h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Tatyana Shikolenko RUS 63.71m 63.71
2 Laverne Eve BAH 62.89m 62.89
3 Osleidys Menendez CUB 61.74m 61.74
4 Mikaela Ingberg FIN 60.89m 60.89
5 Steffi Nerius GER 60.40m 60.40
6 Nikolett Szabo HUN 59.84m 56.52 56.83 59.84
7 Ning Ma CHN 58.95m 58.95 56.41 57.19
8 Rita Ramanauskaite LTU 57.13m X 54.10 57.13
9 Jarmila Klimesova CZE 56.98m X 56.98 55.53
10 Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi GRE 56.66m 56.02 53.37 56.66
11 Sabina Moya COL 55.75m 55.75 X 51.80
12 Kim Kreiner USA 54.84m X 53.50 54.84
Group B 19.55h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Mirela Manjani GRE 62.48m 62.48
2 Sonia Bisset CUB 60.64m 55.99 60.64
3 Valeriya Zabruskova RUS 60.40m 60.40
4 Claudia Coslovich ITA 59.57m 59.57 X 55.99
5 Taina Kolkkala FIN 58.94m 57.73 58.94 58.61
6 Ana Mirela Termure ROM 58.50m 58.50 55.90 56.88
7 Sunette Viljoen RSA 56.78m 56.78 56.04 52.93
8 Noraida Bicet CUB 56.33m X X 56.33
9 Paula Huhtaniemi FIN 55.06m 54.55 55.06 51.46
10 Sarah Walter FRA 54.31m 49.55 54.31 53.39
11 Takako Miyake JPN 52.26m 52.26 49.07 46.88
12 Leryn Franco PAR 51.13m 50.05 X 51.13

Group A 28 AUG 2003 17:00 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 492 Aggelikí Tsiolakoúdi GRE GRE 63.14 55.40
2 68 Lavern Eve BAH BAH 63.73 62.57
3 1141 Kim Kreiner USA USA 60.86 60.86
4 211 Sabina Moya COL COL 62.62 60.17
5 690 Rita Ramanauskaité LTU LTU 62.69 60.87
6 951 Tatyana Shikolenko RUS RUS 67.20 66.00
7 524 Nikolett Szabó HUN HUN 64.62 62.12
8 174 Ning Ma CHN CHN 62.38 62.38
9 453 Steffi Nerius GER GER 65.76 64.42
10 241 Olisdeilys Menéndez CUB CUB 71.54 63.96
11 255 Jarmila Jurkovicova CZE CZE 60.54 60.54
12 337 Mikaela Ingberg FIN FIN 64.03 63.55

Group B 28 AUG 2003 18:55 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 817 Leryn Franco PAR PAR 53.09 53.09
2 231 Sonia Bisset CUB CUB 66.54 60.75
3 896 Sunette Viljoen RSA RSA 60.57 60.57
4 375 Sarah Walter FRA FRA 62.53 62.53
5 627 Takako Miyake JPN JPN 61.15 55.99
6 336 Paula Tarvainen FIN FIN 64.90 64.90
7 482 Miréla Manjani GRE GRE 67.51 63.13
8 339 Taina Kolkkala FIN FIN 64.06 61.96
9 886 Ana Mirela Termure ROU ROU 65.08 61.91
10 957 Valeriya Zabruskova RUS RUS 64.49 64.49
11 230 Nora Aida Bicet CUB CUB 62.40 62.40
12 568 Claudia Coslovich ITA ITA 65.30 62.70

 

 

 

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