Sunette Viljoen in 2010
6 October 1983 |
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (180 lb)|
|Updated on 11 August 2012.|
Sunette Stella Viljoen (born 6 October 1983 in Johannesburg) is a South African javelin thrower, who has won gold at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships. She also made one Women's Test cricket and 17 Women's One Day International appearances for South Africa between 2000 and 2002.
She won gold at the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade, throwing 62.52 metres. At the qualifying round she set a new African record 65.46 metres, eclipsing her compatriot Justine Robbeson's record 63.49m achieved in Potchefstroom in February 2008. Viljoen's throw was over three meters further than her previous PB of 62.24 m achieved also at the February 2008 meeting in Potchefstroom. On 14 June 2010 she broke her own record with 66.38 m at the Josef Odložil Memorial in Prague.
She went on to win bronze at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea on 2 September 2011. With a throw of 68.38m, she also set a new African Record.
At the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, which was held in Moscow, Russia Viljoen took only the 6th place with a mark of 63.58 meters.
- 2014 CWG profile
- "Player Profile: Sunnette Viljoen". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
- IAAF, 8 July 2009: 65.46m African record in the Javelin Throw for Viljoen in Belgrade – World University Games Day 1
- "Viljoen breaks African record". www.sport24.co.za. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
- Sunette Viljoen profile at IAAF
- Player profile: Sunette Viljoen from CricketArchive
- Player profile: Sunette Viljoen from ESPNcricinfo
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