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News19 May 2015

Women's javelin back in Oslo – IAAF Diamond League

It has been 13 years, but the women’s javelin returns to Oslo’s Bislett Stadium for the 50th anniversary of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, on 11 June.

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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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News06 Jan 2014

2013 IAAF World Challenge review

A look back at the best performances across the 2013 IAAF World Challenge.

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Report01 Sep 2013

Abakumova dominates in Berlin with 70.53m throw – IAAF World Challenge

The organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin couldn’t have hoped for a better start. In the first round of the first event of the day, Maria Abakumova improved the Javelin meeting record to 68.82m. But the Russian wasn’t finished yet.

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Report29 Aug 2013

Defar and Bondarenko dazzle in Zurich – IAAF Diamond League

Meseret Defar’s outstanding 5000m win over her compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba and Bohdan Bondarenko bringing the Letzigrund Stadium to a standstill as he attempted again to improve the High Jump World record provided the highlights of the first of this season’s IAAF Diamond League finals on Thursday (29).

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Report25 Aug 2013

Javelin world leads by Pitkamaki and Abakumova in Germany

Javelin throwers Tero Pitkamaki and Maria Abakumova competed in two different meetings on German soil on Sunday (25), but the end result for both athletes was the same as they produced the best throws in the world since 2011.

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Report22 Aug 2013

Defar defies the Stockholm elements to run fastest 3000m in 2013 – IAAF Diamond League

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar would have preferred to have raced over 5000m, the distance at which she has won consecutive Olympic and World titles, but she made the very best of the scheduled 3000m race at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm to win in 8:30.29, the world’s fastest time this year, on Thursday (22).

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Report18 Aug 2013

Report: Women's Javelin final – Moscow 2013

After so many near misses at the IAAF World Championships and Olympic Games, Germany’s Christina Obergfoll was determined not to let the gold medal slip from her grasp on this occasion and fulfilled her role as the favourite with a winning throw of 69.05m.

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Previews18 Aug 2013

Day nine preview – Moscow 2013

Sunday, the ninth and closing day of the IAAF World Championships held in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium, will bring in bits of everything: throwing (the women’s Javelin final), jumping (the men’s Triple Jump), sprinting (the men’s and women’s 4x100m Relays) and distance running (the men’s 1500m and women’s 800m finals.) And, of course, host-country favourites and Usain Bolt, the running themes of the 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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Previews05 Aug 2013

Women’s Javelin Throw – Preview

After being so long in the shadow of other throwers at major championships, not least Czech Republic’s London 2012 Olympic Games champion and World record holder Barbora Spotakova who will be missing in Moscow because of maternity leave, Germany’s Christina Obergfoll will possibly never have a better chance of taking a global title.

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News30 Jul 2013

Host nation Russia reveals team for World Championships

Six of Russia’s nine reigning World champions will defend their titles in front of a home crowd at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow from 10-18 August.

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