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Obergfoell wins women's javelin

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MOSCOW (AP)

Christina Obergfoell of Germany won her first major javelin title at 31, beating Kimberley Mickle of Australia to clinch the world championship gold medal on Sunday.

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Defending champion Maria Abakumova of Russia took bronze.

Obergfoell threw 69.05 meters on her second attempt, while Mickle settled for second with a toss of 66.25.

Abakumova, who holds the season's top mark, disappointed with a throw of 65.09.

Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova missed the championships because of maternity leave.

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