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Sunette savours win

By Mark Etheridge

The “Big Apple” will always have a special part in our Olympic-bound javelin ace Sunette Viljoen.

That after the Rustenburg ace rocked the core of her track event with a world-leading 69.35-metre winning effort at the Diamond League event in New York on Saturday night.

That saw her beat Olympic champion Barbora Spotakovic convincingly and certainly put herself right into contention for a medal at the Olympics.

“It’s a unbelievable feeling to know that every drop of blood and sweat from the last six months preparation was worth the effort,” Viljoen told Road to London 2012 on Sunday.

“But now the hard work really begins with the build-up to the Games. I must say though that New York will now always have a special part in my heart.

“I know what I have within me and where my power comes from, and who is in control of my life. I also know how much I’ve put in to getting this prestige.”

Asked what is next for her in terms of achievement she said:┬á “Both my heart and head are right, I’ll just carry on training hard … but 70m and plus is my destiny!”


  1. Aveenash Pandoo

    June 11, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Go Sunette you can certainly reach for that dream. We are all behind you. YOU CAN DO IT- Aveenash.

  2. relebogile

    June 12, 2012 at 12:31 am

    sure shes gonna win a gold or a silver in london, no bronze for her this time around, i dont think caster is gonna win any medal, shes probably gonna finish 4th or even 5th because she is just so relaxed…maybe its the new coach oops ja its the new coach

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