Justine Robbeson

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Justine Robbeson
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  South Africa
All-Africa Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Maputo Javelin throw

Justine Gail Robbeson (born 15 May 1985 in Benoni) is a South African athlete who specialises in the javelin throw. She previously competed in the heptathlon, achieving a personal best of 5868 in 2004. Justine attended Springs Girls' High School and is currently studying for a BSc degree in nutrition and human movement at North-West University, Potchefstroom, where she is a member of the athletics club coached by Terseus Liebenberg.[1]

Her personal best javelin throw is 63.49 metres, achieved in February 2008 in Potchefstroom. It was an African record[2] until July 2009, when her compatriot Sunette Viljoen threw 65.46 at the qualifying round of 2009 Summer Universiade in Beograd.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 2nd Javelin throw 51.54 m
2002 World Schools Gymnasiade Caen, France 2nd Long jump
2003 All Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2nd Heptathlon 5697 pts
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 2nd Heptathlon 5587 pts
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st Heptathlon 5868 pts
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 3rd Javelin throw 58.70 m
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1st Javelin throw 60.60 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd Javelin throw 61.38 m
2007 All Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1st Javelin throw 58.09 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 13th (q) Javelin throw 59.63 m
2010 Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 3rd Javelin throw 60.03 m
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 3rd Javelin throw 59.78 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 19th (q) Javelin throw 58.08 m
All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 1st Javelin throw 55.33 m
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 2nd Javelin throw 52.81 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 13th (q) Javelin throw 59.63 m


  1. ^ "IAAF: News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  2. ^ "IAAF: 60 Metres - men - senior - indoor - 2018 | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  3. ^ IAAF, 8 July 2009: 65.46m African record in the Javelin Throw for Viljoen in Belgrade – World University Games Day 1

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