Gold: Sara Kolak (Croatia)Silver: Sunette Viljoen (South Africa)Bronze: Barbora Spotakova (Czech Republic)
Croatian Sara Kolak won the javelin gold medal with a throw of 66.18 meters, holding off Sunette Viljoen of South Africa, who took silver with 64.92.
Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic, who sought to become the first woman to win three individual Olympic athletic titles in a row, took bronze with 64.80.
The men’s javelin final is scheduled for Saturday at 7:55 p.m. ET.