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Spotakova Launches to Gold Medal Success

World champion Barbora Spotakova wins gold for the Czech Republic in women's javelin throw. Russian Mariya Abukumova throws to any early lead but the competition is disrupted by rain. After the restart, Abukumova extends her lead with a distance of 70.78m. Spotakova saves her best throw for last and secures the gold with a toss of 71.42m. Athletics Javelin Women Final - Beijing 2008 - Barbora Spotakova (CZE), Mariya Abakumova (RUS), Christina Obergfoll (GER)

ABAKUMOVA, Maria, Athletics, Beijing 2008, Czech Republic, javelin throw, OBERGFOLL, Christina, Russian Federation, SPOTAKOVA, Barbora, Women,

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