Viljoen opened the competition with a no-throw before unleashing her mammoth effort in the second round to effectively end the competition as her nearest rival, Marina Maximova from Russia was only able to hit 59.87m.
Viljoen hit the 60m mark again in the 5th round with a distance of 60.36m. The win and the distance will go a long way to boosting the confidence of Viljoen as she heads off to Daegu, Korea for the World Championships. Her sequence was as follows:
Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6
X 66.47m x 57.46m 60.36m 8.82m
The performance in Shenzen sees her move to 4th on the World Ranking lists behind Barbora Spotakova (CZE – 69.45m), Christine Obergfoell (GER – 68.86M) and Mariya Abakumova (RUS – 67.98m).