Sara KOLAK

Sara KOLAK - Croatia  - 2016 Olympic Games javelin gold medalist.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 09 July 2016

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 22 June 1995
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Ludbreg, Croatia.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Croatia
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Sara KOLAK - Croatia - 2016 Olympic Games javelin gold medalist.

Sara Kolak's summer looked like it's highlight might have been her bronze medal at

the European Championships in Amsterdam, where she threw a Croatian national record of

63.50 metres.       Then she travelled to Brazil for the Olympic Games.

The picture above was taken in Amsterdam.


2016 European Championships.


Women's  javelin final.


 1.  Tatsiana Khaladovich  Belarus   
 66.34  NR
 2.  Linda Stahl  Germany  65.25  SB
 3.  Sara Kolak  Croatia  63.50  NR
 4.  Katharina Molitor  Germany  63.20  
 5.  Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic  62.66  
 6.  Martina Ratej  Sloveni  60.65  

 

 
Sara Kolak was placed 5th in the women's javelin final in Rio when she took her fourth throw.

It sailed over 66 metres and she had won the gold medal ! In fact during the qualifying she

had also set another national record (64:30 metres) and it was therefore not a shock that a

victory could come her way. World record holder Barbora Špotáková 'only' had a season

best of 66.87 going into the competition (her WR was 72:28m - set way back in 2008) and Sara

was in fine form.


2016 Olympic Games  Rio de Janeiro.


Women's javelin final.


 1.      Sara Kolak      Croatia       66.18m    NR
 2.     Sunette Viljoen     South Africa
      64.92
 3.     Barbora Špotáková     Czech Republic
      64.80
 4.     Maria Andrejczyk     Poland
      64.78
 5.     Tatsiana Khaladovich     Belarus
      64.60
 6.     Kathryn Mitchell     Australia
      64.36
 7.     Lu Huihui     China
      64.04
  SB
 8.     Christina Obergföll     Germany
      62.92