2018 Women’s Javelin World Rankings

Huihui Lu (we like our transliteration better) became China’s first-ever No. 1. (MARK SHEARMAN)

THIS WAS A DANDY, featuring all kinds of circular data from multiple candidates for the top spot. The best 2 proved to be Huihui Lu and Tatsiana Khaladovich, who each won 2 DLs. But they weren’t without flaws, as each lost more than she won in what could be called “circuit” meets. We went with Lu at No. 1, for superior consistency. Looking at head-to-head records against those in the Top 10 finds Lu at a solid 21–8 and Khaladovich at an edgy 15–13… Lu becomes China’s first spear winner ever…

CHRISTIN HUSSONG won the important European title but was an abject failure on the DL Circuit, claiming only a pair of 7th-place finishes, so she ends up at No. 3 ahead of Nikola Ogrodníková, who had a DL win and Euro 2nd but was generally at a lower level… 9-time No. 1 (including the last 4 years in a row) Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic was out on maternity leave…

THE U.S. WENT from ’82 through ’09 without a Ranker. Then Kara Winger broke through with a No. 6. But then it was another 7 years of drought until this time around, with Winger cracking the code again in taking No. 8…

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1. HUIHUI LU (China) (6/26/89, 5-6/132) (1.68/60)
63.07 | 206-11 1)Chengdu 4/01
(56.29q)
65.63 | 215-4 1)Chengdu 4/05
(63.72q)
65.66 | 215-5 1)Zhaoqing 4/11
66.85 | 219-4 1)Shanghai DL 5/12
64.55 | 211-9 2)Osaka IWC 5/20 1. Liu
67.69 | 222-1 1)Halle 5/26
65.11 | 213-7 2)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Khaladovich
66.90 | 219-6 1)Guiyang 6/16
60.40 | 198-2 3)World Cup 7/14 1. Viljoen; 2. Winger
65.54 | 215-0 1)London DL 7/21
63.16 | 207-3 2)Asian G 8/28 1. Liu
63.53 | 208-5 4)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Khaladovich; 2. Liu; 3. Winger
63.88 | 209-7 –)Cont Cup 9/09
65.45 | 214-8 1)Chn Ch 9/14
2. TATSIANA KHALADOVICH (Belarus) (6/21/91, 5-11¼/179) (1.81/81)
59.20 | 194-3 1)Brest 4/28
62.15 | 203-11 4)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Lu; 2. Witek; 3. Tugsuz
67.47 | 221-4 1)Oslo DL 6/07
64.54 | 211-9 1)Minsk 6/22
61.89 | 203-0 1)Tomblaine 6/27
61.00 | 200-1 6)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ogrodnikova; 2. Liu; 3. Ratej; 4. Winger; 5. Borge
64.77 | 212-6 1)Blr Ch 7/21
60.92 | 199-10 5)European Ch 8/10 1. Hussong; 2. Ogrodnikova; 3. Jasiunaite; 4. Ratej
(61.21q)
59.34 | 194-8 2)Göteborg 8/18 1. Palameika
66.59 | 218-5 1)Lappeenranta 8/23
66.99 | 219-9 1)Zürich DL 8/30
3. CHRISTIN HUSSONG (Germany) (3/17/94, 6-1½/180) (1.87/82)
60.02 | 196-11 2)Leiria 3/10 1. Borge
66.36 | 217-8 2)Halle 5/26 1. Lu
63.52 | 208-5 2)Offenburg 6/02 1. Liu
58.53 | 192-0 7)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Khaladovich; 2. Lu; 3. Ogrodnikova; 4. Borge; 5. Winger;
6. Palameika
63.85 | 209-5 2)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Ogrodnikova
63.64 | 208-9 1)Jena 6/30
59.94 | 196-8 7)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ogrodnikova; 2. Liu; 3. Ratej; 4. Winger; 5. Borge;
6. Khaladovich
62.65 | 205-6 1)Lucerne 7/09
63.54 | 208-5 1)Ger Ch 7/21
67.90 | 222-9 1)European Ch 8/10
(67.29q)
65.07 | 213-6 1)Thum 8/17
62.14 | 203-10 1)Rovereto 8/23
61.51 | 201-9 2)Berlin IWC 9/02 1. Barber; 1. Barber
62.96 | 206-7 –)Cont Cup 9/09
4. NIKOLA OGRODNÍKOVÁ (Czech Republic) (8/18/90, 5-8¾/161) (1.75/73)
65.61 | 215-3 1)Potchefstroom 4/12
63.18 | 207-3 1)Tomblaine 5/06
64.19 | 210-7 1)Prague 5/19
62.97 | 206-7 1)Aix-les-Bains 5/20
61.73 | 202-6 1)Bydgoszcz 5/29
61.56 | 202-0 3)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Khaladovich; 2. Lu
64.17 | 210-6 1)Ostrava IWC 6/13
61.64 | 202-3 1)Kuortane 6/23
61.52 | 201-10 2)Jena 6/30 1. Hussong
65.02 | 213-4 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
65.36 | 214-5 2)London DL 7/21 1. Lu
62.24 | 204-2 1)CzR Ch 7/28
61.85 | 202-11 2)European Ch 8/10 1. Hussong
(61.27q)
64.34 | 211-1 2)Thum 8/17 1. Hussong
62.99 | 206-8 5)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Khaladovich; 2. Liu; 3. Winger; 4. Lu
60.35 | 198-0 3)Berlin IWC 9/02 1. Barber; 1. Barber; 2. Hussong
56.61 | 185-8 –)Cont Cup 9/09
5. KATHRYN MITCHELL (Australia) (7/10/82, 5-5/165) (1.68/75)
66.73 | 218-11 1)Melbourne 1/21
61.05 | 200-3 1)Canberra 1/27
67.58 | 221-9 1)Melbourne 2/11
65.51 | 214-11 1)Aus Ch 2/17
(57.54q)
68.57 | 224-11 1)Melbourne 3/03
64.84 | 212-9 1)Sydney 3/17
68.92 | 226-1 1)Comm G 4/11
6. SHIYING LIU (China) (9/24/93, 5-10½/167) (1.79/76)
61.05 | 200-3 2)Chengdu 4/01 1. Lu
(59.14q)
63.18 | 207-3 1)Zhuzhou 4/17
54.60 | 179-1 10)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Lu; 2. Witek; 3. Tugsuz; 4. Khaladovich; 5. Gleadle;
6. Viljoen; 7. Molitor; 8. Barber; 9. Ratej
67.12 | 220-2 1)Osaka IWC 5/20
53.13 | 174-3 8)Halle 5/26 1. Lu; 2. Hussong; 3. Winger; 4. Bergrath; 5. Bani;
6. Borge; 7. Korzh
64.08 | 210-3 1)Offenburg 6/02
64.25 | 210-9 2)Guiyang 6/16 1. Lu
64.46 | 211-6 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ogrodnikova
66.09 | 216-10 1)Asian G 8/28
66.00 | 216-6 2)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Khaladovich
7. KELSEY BARBER (Australia) (9/21/91, 5-9/154) (1.75/70)
60.12 | 197-3 1)Canberra 1/20
59.22 | 194-3 2)Canberra 1/27 1. Mitchell
60.99 | 200-1 1)Canberra 2/10
62.21 | 204-1 2)Aus Ch 2/17 1. Mitchell
(53.33q)
55.27 | 181-4 2)Sydney 3/17 1. Mitchell
64.57 | 211-10 1)Brisbane 3/28
63.89 | 209-7 2)Comm G 4/11 1. Mitchell
57.47 | 188-6 8)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Lu; 2. Witek; 3. Tugsuz; 4. Khaladovich; 5. Gleadle;
6. Viljoen; 7. Molitor
54.61 | 179-2 9)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Khaladovich; 2. Lu; 3. Ogrodnikova; 4. Borge; 5. Winger;
6. Palameika; 7. Hussong; 8. Gleadle
61.48 | 201-8 2)Kuortane 6/23 1. Ogrodnikova
56.71 | 186-0 1)Pihtipudas 7/01
59.25 | 194-4 1)Lahti 7/07
64.11 | 210-4 3)London DL 7/21 1. Lu; 2. Ogrodnikova
61.22 | 200-10 2)Rovereto 8/23 1. Hussong
62.70 | 205-8 1)Berlin IWC 9/02
59.32 | 194-7 –)Cont Cup 9/09
8. KARA WINGER (US) (4/10/86, 6-0/190) (1.83/86)
61.98 | 203-4 3)Halle 5/26 1. Lu; 2. Hussong
62.67 | 205-7 3)Offenburg 6/02 1. Liu; 2. Hussong
60.79 | 199-5 5)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Khaladovich; 2. Lu; 3. Ogrodnikova; 4. Borge
62.88 | 206-3 1)USATF 6/21
59.66 | 195-9 6)Jena 6/30 1. Hussong; 2. Ogrodnikova; 3. Borge; 4. Domingos; 5. Molitor
63.02 | 206-9 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ogrodnikova; 2. Liu; 3. Ratej
62.16 | 203-11 2)Lucerne 7/09 1. Hussong
60.75 | 199-3 2)World Cup 7/14 1. Viljoen
60.84 | 199-7 5)London DL 7/21 1. Lu; 2. Ogrodnikova; 3. Barber; 3. Barber; 4. Ratej
55.39 | 181-8 5)Rovereto 8/23 1. Hussong; 2. Barber; 3. Laasma; 4. Ince
64.75 | 212-5 3)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Khaladovich; 2. Liu
60.38 | 198-1 –)Cont Cup 9/09
9. MARTINA RATEJ (Slovenia) (11/02/81, 5-10/152) (1.78/69)
59.28 | 194-6 4)Leiria 3/10 1. Borge; 2. Hussong; 3. Molitor
56.46 | 185-3 9)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Lu; 2. Witek; 3. Tugsuz; 4. Khaladovich; 5. Gleadle;
6. Viljoen; 7. Molitor; 8. Barber
64.26 | 210-10 1)Birmingham 5/27
63.91 | 209-8 1)Ljubljana 6/23
63.28 | 207-7 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ogrodnikova; 2. Liu
66.10 | 216-10 1)Slo Ch 7/14
62.89 | 206-4 4)London DL 7/21 1. Lu; 2. Ogrodnikova; 3. Barber; 3. Barber
61.41 | 201-5 4)European Ch 8/10 1. Hussong; 2. Ogrodnikova; 3. Jasiunaite
(61.69q)
61.50 | 201-9 1)Chorzów 8/22
60.86 | 199-8 6)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Khaladovich; 2. Liu; 3. Winger; 4. Lu; 5. Ogrodnikova
57.14 | 187-5 4)Berlin IWC 9/02 1. Barber; 1. Barber; 2. Hussong; 3. Ogrodnikova
60.15 | 197-4 1)Ptuj 9/22
10. SUNETTE VILJOEN (South Africa) (1/06/83, 5-6/139) (1.68/63)
62.46 | 204-11 1)Sasolburg 3/27
62.08 | 203-8 3)Comm G 4/11 1. Mitchell; 2. Barber; 2. Barber
60.79 | 199-5 6)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Lu; 2. Witek; 3. Tugsuz; 4. Khaladovich; 5. Gleadle
62.02 | 203-6 3)Lucerne 7/09 1. Hussong; 2. Winger
61.69 | 202-4 1)World Cup 7/14
60.34 | 197-11 6)London DL 7/21 1. Lu; 2. Ogrodnikova; 3. Barber; 3. Barber; 4. Ratej;
5. Winger
U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Kara Winger (unattached) 6. Bethany Drake (Oiselle)
1)USATF, 4)Lausanne DL, 3)Zürich DL 2)Iron Wood, 4)USATF, 2)NACAC
2. Ariana Ince (Velaasa) 7. Kristen Clark (Texas A&M)
1)Iron Wood, 3)USATF, 1)NACAC 3)SEC, 8)NCAA, 7)USATF
3. Avione Allgood (Florida) 8. Nika Ouelette (unattached)
1)SEC, 6)NCAA, 2)USATF 1)Howell Invitational, 1)Ellis Invitational, 6)USATF
4. Jenna Gray (Stanford) 9. Rebekah Wales (unattached)
1)Cardinal, 2)Pac-12, 2)NCAA 2)LSU Invitational, 2)Tucson, 8)USATF
5. Alyssa Olin (North Dakota State) 10. Dana Baker (Kansas HS)
1)Beach Invitational, 5)NCAA, 5)USATF 1)USATF Junior, 13)USATF, 3)World Junior

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