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Belarusian Tatiana Khaladovich fifth in women's javelin at Rio Olympics

The Belarusian athlete Tatiana Khaladovich finished the women's javeling final in fifth place at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

In the best of the six final attempts Tatiana Khaladovich sent the javelin to a distance of 64.60m. In the final stage the Belarusian competitor performed better than in qualifying where her best was 63.78m. However, she was unable to get closer to the result with which she excelled this year at the European Championships - 66.34m. 

At the end of the javelin competition in Rio, rain prevented the competitors from showing their best qualities. Tatiana Khaladovich was in the top three for a long time but failed to maintain this position.

The 21-year-old Croatian Sara Kolak stunned the Olympic arena winning the competition with 66.18m. South African Sunette Viljoen (64.92m) was second while Czech Barbora Špotáková third (64.80m). Fourth was Polish hot prospect Maria Andrejczyk (64.78m). Thus, Belarusian Tatiana Khaladovich was 20cm away from a medal.

Belarusian Tatiana Khaladovich fifth in women's javelin at Rio Olympics