• Spotakova sets javelin world lead at Czech Championships

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The two time Olympic champion and world record holder Barbara Spotakova set the top mark this year in the world in the women's javelin to win Czech  championships. 

The 34-year-old Spotakova threw 66.87m in her opening round at the Czech championships to set her best mark since she won Olympic gold in London in 2012.

 At the Ukrainian championships 21-year-old Maryna Bekh leaped to a new personal best and world #5 of 6.93m for the win. Very decent performance also produced  Nataliya Pohrebnyak by taking sprint double;  11.11 sec. (W -2.2) in 100m, and 200m in 22.76. Olena Kolesnychenko clocked 55.00 to claim the women's 400m hurdles. Nataliya Lupu impressed in the 800m final by clocking 1:59.70 for the win.

At the Greek championships world season leader in pole vault Ekaterini Stefanidi  4.80m to claim national title.




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