Sometimes, the queen stay the queen. World-record holder Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic did just that by winning gold in the women's javelin throw on Thursday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Spotakova hurled the javelin 69.55 meters on her fourth throw, giving her an easy win in the final over Christina Obergföll of Germany, who mustered 65.16 meters on her one throw in bounds. All four of Spotakova's in-bounds attempts were better than Obergföll's, and good enough for gold.
Spotakova didn't threaten her world record of 72.28 meters, but she repeated as the gold medalist in the event, becoming only the second woman to do so, and first since Ruth Fuchs went back-to-back in 1972 and 1976. Obergföll's silver followed a bronze in the event in Brazil.
Germany's Linda Stahl won bronze with a throw of 64.91 meters.