Women's Javelin Throw Final: Barbora Spotakova Wins Gold

The Czech Republic's Barbora Spotakova won gold in the women's javelin throw final on Thursday with a top throw of 69.55 meters. Spotakova, who is the world record holder in this event, was followed by Christina Obergfoll in second and Linda Stahl in third. No U.S. athletes competed in the final.

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Missouri native Brittany Borman failed to qualify for the javelin final after finishing eighth in her qualification group on Tuesday. Only the top six advanced.

Borman's top throw of 59.27 meters was by far the best throw by any U.S. competitor in qualifications. Rachel Yurkovich and Kara Patterson -- the other U.S. athletes in the event -- did not crack the top 10 in their respective qualification groups.

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