Former Gopher Barbora Spotakova Wins Gold

Go Gophers! Barbora Spotakova secured the gold medal with a throw of 69.55 meters.
Go Gophers!
Barbora Spotakova secured the gold medal with a throw of 69.55 meters.
Go Gophers!

Aug. 9, 2012

GOPHERS IN THE OLYMPICS: Follow our Minnesota athletes in London!

Former Gopher Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic successfully defended her Olympic javelin title on Thursday night.

The 31-year-old Spotakova, who holds the world record, secured the gold medal with a best mark of 69.55 meters.

Spotakova's gold medal-winning throw came on her fourth attempt and was more than four meters longer than silver medalist Christina Obergfoll. Linda Stahl, also of Germany, claimed the bronze.

Spotakova competed for the Gophers during the 2002 season.