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2013 World Championships in Athletics Moscow, Russia

2013 14th IAAF World Championships - Moscow - Women's Javelin Throw

 

 

Host City: Moscow, RussiaFormat: Qualifying round (61.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 16)
Dates: 10 August 2013 – 18 August 2013
Nations participating: 203
Athletes participating: 1,784
  Main venue: Luzhniki Stadium
Overview by IAAF  
On six occasions between 2005 and 2012, Obergföll won medals at Olympic, World and European Championships, but never the gold. The 31 year-old German was co-favourite with reigning champion Abakumova. The Russian led after the first round of the final with 65.09. In the second round, Mickle improved her personal best from her qualifying mark of 65.73 to 66.25. Obergföll, throwing last then reached 69.05 to win the gold medal. None of the top eight improved in the second half, except for Mickle who reached 66.60 with the last throw. “Finally a champion,” Obergföll said afterwards “in the year where I didn’t really expect it, it finally happened”, and a month later she married her coach, the 1995 and 2003 bronze medallist, Boris Henry. The couple agreed that he would take her name if she won in Moscow, so they became Herr und Frau Obergföll. Abakumova’s husband Dmitriy Tarabin also became a world javelin bronze medallist, one day later in Moscow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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