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Barbora Spotakova secured the Gold medal in javelin at the London 2012 -- winning back-to-back Olympic javelin titles

Leryn Franco of Paraguay competes in the Women's Javelin Throw Qualification on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Goldie Sayers of Great Britain competes in the Women's Javelin Throw Qualification on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 7, 2012. Credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images

U.S.A. Women’s javelin thrower Kara Patterson lives to conquer challenges and looks forward to doing just that at this year’s summer Olympics. Patterson overcame a huge setback in 2007 when she experienced a major back injury, but rebounded to set the U.S.A. women’s javelin record in 2010.

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Barbora Spotakova secured the gold medal in javelin with a throw of 69.55 meters.