Justine Robbeson

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Justine Robbeson
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  South Africa
All-Africa Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Algiers Javelin throw
Gold medal – first place 2011 Maputo Javelin throw
Silver medal – second place 2003 Abuja Heptathlon
African Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Bambous Javelin throw
Silver medal – second place 2010 Nairobi Javelin throw
Silver medal – second place 2012 Porto Novo Javelin throw
Afro-Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2003 Hyderabad Heptathlon
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 New Delhi Javelin throw
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Izmir Javelin throw
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Shenzhen Javelin throw
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Athens Javelin throw
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Grosseto Heptathlon
World Youth Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Debrecen Javelin throw

Justine Gail Robbeson (born 15 May 1985 in Benoni) is a South African athlete who specialised in the javelin throw. She previously competed in the heptathlon, achieving a personal best of 5868 in 2004. Justine attended Springs Girls' High School. She has completed her BSc degree in Nutrition and Human Movement Sciences, BSc Honours degree in Nutrition, and MSc degree in Sports Nutrition at North-West University, Potchefstroom, where she was 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 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ "IAAF: 60 Metres - men - senior - indoor - 2018 | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  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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