Barbora Spotakova

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Javelin Thrower
Date of Birth June 30, 1981
Place of Birth Czech Republic
Age 39 years old
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Barbora Špotáková

Barbora Špotáková is a Czech track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. She is a two-time Olympic Champion and three-time World Champion, as well as the current world record holder with a throw of 72.28 m.

About Barbora Spotakova

Champion javelin thrower who won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. She set a javelin-throwing world record at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final with a distance of 72.28m.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Minnesota, where she was an All-American.


She won the Czech Federation award for Athlete of the Year five consecutive years, from 2007 to 2011.

Family Life

She had her first child, a son, in 2013.


She was coached by former Olympic javelin champion Jan Zelezny.

Information related to Barbora Špotáková

  • Czech female javelin throwers
  • Olympic gold medalists for the Czech Republic
  • Olympic bronze medalists for the Czech Republic
  • Olympic athletes of the Czech Republic
  • Olympic gold medalists in athletics (track and field)
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Latest information about Barbora Spotakova updated on March 04, 2021.

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