Rio de Janeiro: South Africa’s Sunette Viljoen has won silver in the women’s javelin at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Viljoen’s best throw on the night was 64.92 metres. Croatia’s Sara Kolak won gold with a throw of 66.18 metres, while Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic secured bronze with 64.8m.
Former South Africa Women allrounder – Sunette Viljoen, who has played one Test and 17 ODIs, created history on Thursday by bagging a silver medal in the women’s javelin final of the Rio Olympics.
She had come agonisingly close to winning a medal at the London 2012 Olympics but finished fourth with a best throw of 64.53 metres, behind Germany’s Linda Stahl, who finished third with 64.91.
Viljoen played her only Test against India in March 2002 in Paarl, scoring 17 and 71. She had made her ODI debut in 2000 and finished her ODI career two years later with 198 runs and five wickets.
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