×

• Spotakova throws 68.26m in javelin to beat Olympic Champion Kolak in London

Article source: Watch Athletics

The 2-time Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova of Czech Republick won the women's javelin contest at the London Diamond League on Sunday, July 9.

The Czech javelin thrower, Spotakova,  threw a massive throw of 68.26m in final round to beat World season leader and reigning Olympic champion Sara Kolak of Croatia. The 36-year-old Spotakova produced her best thorw since 2012 season when she won her second Olympic gold in London.

“I didn’t expect such a big throw even though I knew I was in good shape,” she said. “ Spotakova told BBC.

“Now, I have to keep my form until August – it’s pretty even with me and a couple of the other girls so I can’t underestimate anyone, it will be a very exciting competition.” she added.

Russia's Maria Lasitskene cleared 2.00m to win the women's high jump. It was the 17th consecutive win for the Russian athlete.

Ekaterina Stefanidi of Greece went over 4.81m for the win the women's pole vault.

Daniel Stahl, the Swedish record holder, prevailed in the men's discus with a throw of 66.73m as Jamaica's Fedric Dacres with 66.66m took second place.

Watch London Diamond League Video

See Full Meet Results


World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1 07 April 2020
World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1
Track and field governing body, World Athletics, announced on Tuesday the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is suspended effective from 6 April 2020...
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022 30 March 2020
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022
  The World Athletics announced on Monday it will postpone Oregon 2021 World Championships for one year. The World Athletics said it is working with the Oregon...
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics 30 March 2020
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday new dates for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics. The Tokyo Olympics will start July 24,...
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year 24 March 2020
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday...
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna 24 March 2020
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna
Several World-class results were achieved during the 2020 Copa Cuba that took place last weekend in Havanna. No spectators were allowed to enter the Pan-American Stadium in...
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield 21 March 2020
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield
Athletics Australia revield the course for the 2021 World Athletics Cross Country champioships. Bathurst a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia will host...
Latest Videos
Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2020 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.