Thursday, August 24, 2017

Kara Winger finishes seventh in Zürich and eighth in overall Diamond League javelin...


ZÜRICH—Skyview/Vancouver graduate Kara Winger (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished seventh in the women’s javelin at Thursday’s Weltklasse Zürich meet, the next to last stop on the season-long IAAF Diamond League tour.

Winger threw 203-5 (62.01m) in the fifth round, topping her first round toss of 190-0 (57.91m) and two other throws in the 56-meter range, and a foul in round 3.

World champion Barbora Spotáková of the Czech Republic took the victory with a best of 215-0 (65.54m). Her victory also gave Spotáková the overall Diamond League championship with 28 points accumulated over the series that began in May.

Winger collected 9 points over the course of the Diamond League season, giving her an eighth place finish for the season.

The IAAF Diamond League tour concludes next week with the Van Damme Memorial meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

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