Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich into Rio final


Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich into Rio final

The Belarusian athlete Tatiana Kholodovich has successfully qualified for the women's javelin at the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, BelTA has learned.

Kholodovich is the current European champion. One successful attempt was enough for her to enter the final. A result of 63 m guaranteed athletes a place in the final. The Belarusian sent the javelin 63.78m during the first attempt and did not throw anymore. In the qualifying, she took overall 5th place. The best in the qualifying rounds was Polands' Maria Andreichik - 67.11m.

Another Belarusian athlete Tatiana Korzh, for whom the Rio Olympics was a debut, did not pass the qualification. She went to the sector three times and her best attempt was 56.16 m. Despite the fact that Tatiana demonstrated progress in Olympic results she failed to be among the 12 finalists.

Belarus' Olga Sudareva did not qualify for the long jump finals. Participant of four Olympics, she took only 26th place in the Olympic qualification this time. In her best attempt Olga flew to a distance of 6.29 m.

The best long jumper in the qualifying round was Serbian Ivana Španović (6.87m). Only three athletes completed the qualifying standard for direct participation in the final (at least 6.75m), while the remaining finalists were selected according to their results. To join them Sudareva must have jumped 24cm farther.