No U.S. women advance in Olympic javelin

No U.S. women advance in Olympic javelin

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Brittany Borman of the United States competes in the Women's Javelin Throw Qualification on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:40 AM

LONDON -- None of the three U.S. women - Rachel Yurkovich, Brittany Borman or Kara Patterson - made it out of the first round of throws in the javelin.

World record holder Barbora Spotakova led the qualifiers with a 66.19 meter toss.

Borman threw 59.27, Yurkovich 57.92 and Patterson 56.23.

Qualification results

Patterson said that she tore an ACL at the Olympic Trials in Eugene.

"I am so thankful to all of the medical people at the [Chula Vista] training center, especially Chris Garcia and my coach Ty, and my lifting Coach Jamie, because they just believed in me so much to come here and try," she said, "I threw better than Beijing. I think that is my second best performance at a major championship, and on a torn ACL. I definitely could have made the finals still, but I guess I can’t be disappointed with that performance today."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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