Thursday, August 27, 2009
With the conclusion of the World Championships in Berlin, the biggest track meet of the year is over, but the heart of the season continues. There are three major meets in the next four days in which almost every major (healthy) international star will compete. The best of the bunch is the Weltklasse meet in Zurich on Friday followed by two Monday IAAF Grand Prix competitions in Zagreb and Gateshead.
We will check in with the Gateshead Grand Prix and former University of Minnesota athlete Barbora Špotáková with this question:
Yes/No: Will Barbora Špotáková win the women's javelin competition at the Gateshead Grand Prix meet on 8/31?
Barbora Špotáková attended the University of Minnesota and was an All-American in 2002. Since her time at the U, she has gone on to become the best female javelin thrower in the world. Špotáková won gold at the World Championships in Osaka in 2007 and an Olympic gold medal in 2008. She is the world record holder and recently finished second at the World Championships in Berlin. Špotáková's main competition at Gateshead will come from Christina Obergfoll. Obergfoll was 5th in Berlin and currently boasts a slightly better season-best throw in 2009 than Špotáková.
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Last week’s question was: Will Kara Goucher medal in the Marathon at the World Championships in Berlin? The correct answer was “No.” The Duluth native ran into some fluid/digestive issues but was still able to finish 10th, only 2:16 out of a medal spot. This was another week where the vast majority of contestants answered incorrectly: this time, only 3 people answered “No” correctly.
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