Mariya Abakumova

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Mariya Abakumova
Mariya Abakumova Daegu 2011.jpg
Mariya Abakumova at the 2011 World Athletics Championships
Personal information
Nationality  Russia
Born (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club CSKA Moscow

Mariya Vasiliyevna Abakumova (Russian: Мария Васильевна Абакумова) (born 15 January 1986 in Stavropol) is a Russian javelin thrower. She won the gold medal at 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea where she threw a Russian national and World Championships record of 71.99 metres. She also won the Olympic silver medal in 2008. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and came in 10th place not breaking 60m.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 4th
2005 Universiade İzmir, Turkey 8th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 70.78 m NR
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd 66.06 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st 64.60 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 2nd 65.21 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 5th 61.46 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 1st 68.14 m CR
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 71.99 m NR, CR
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 10th 59.34 m
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 1st 65.12 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 65.09 m