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.
Patterson said that she tore an ACLat 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.