Sunette Viljoen competes at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where she won silver. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - Sunette Viljoen highlighted her class, winning her fourth consecutive medal at the Commonwealth Games when she bagged bronze on Wednesday.

The South African javelin queen now boasts a golden pair from Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010, silver from Glasgow 2014 and now the bronze.

The Olympic silver medallist once again proved her temperament for the big moment winning the medal in only her second competition of her season with an opening heave of 62.08 metres.

She failed to land throws of above 60 metres with her remaining five attempts as she hung on to silver until the very last round.

Kathryn Mitchell produced the goods in front of her home crowd pretty much wrapping up the gold with her throw with a mammoth 68.92m as the rest of the field battled to breach the 60-metre mark.

With her throws falling just short of 60 metres, Viljoen had Australian Kelsey-Lee Roberts breathing down her neck with a best attempt of 60.81m.

Roberts relegated Viljoen to third place with a final heave of 63.89m with the South African unable to match the throw.

IOL Sport

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