Agence France-PresseJuly 25, 2013 11:36
Maria Abakumova, the 2008 Olympic silver medallist and reigning world champion in women's javelin, won her third national title on the last day of the Russian athletics championships on Thursday.
The 27-year-old threw a distance of 65.99m to clinch victory while Viktoria Sudarushkina was second with 57.65m and Oksana Gromova placed third with 55.89m.
"I'm pleased with my performance and happy to win the gold of the national championships," said Abakumova.
Meanwhile, the 2004 Olympic 800m champion Yury Borzakovsky won his 12th national title in 1min 46.98sec.