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Jarrod Bannister Wins Gold in Men's Javlin

published  First Published: 13/10/2010
Article written by: Nigel Brookson
Australian Jarrod Bannister coached himself to a commanding victory in the menís javelin at the Commonwealth Games.
 
Jarrod Bannister took the lead with his opening throw of 79.11m and was never headed. He increased the advantage with 80.12m and his best overall effort of 81.71m in the next two rounds.
 
Any of the Australianís three best throws would have been good enough to secure the gold medal.
 
Stuart Farquhar of New Zealand claimed the silver medal with 78.15m and Indiaís Kashinath Naik took the bronze with 74.29m.
 
 
 
Other Golden Moments from Day Nine of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi
 
ATHLETICS
 
Alana Boyd makes a piece of Australian athletics history by winning the womenís pole vault at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
 
Boydís parents Ray and Denise also won individual Commonwealth track and field titles - the first time this feat has ever been achieved by an Australian couple and their offspring.
 
Ray Boyd won the menís pole vault in Brisbane in 1982 and Denise Boyd (nee Robertson) was the 200m champion in 1978.
 
Alana Boyd won Tuesdayís final with 4.40m on a countback from Marianna Zachariadi of Cyprus.
 
 

 

 

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