Barbora Spotakova, greatest female javelin thrower in history, retires

Barbora Spotakova, greatest female javelin thrower in history, retires

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Category : Sports Published on: September 13 2022

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  • Barbora Spotakova, a two-time Olympic champion and world record holder in the javelin, retired at age 41.
  • Spotakova, who won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 and bronze in 2016, last competed at the Diamond League meet in Zurich on Thursday. 
  • She is also the first woman in history to win three Olympic medals in the javelin.
  • Spotakova, who set the world record of 72.28 metres in 2008. The world record is also the longest-standing in the women’s javelin. 
  • She had won gold at the world championships in 2007, 2011 and 2017 and silver in 2009.
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