Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir placed 11th in the final of the women’s javelin throw at the London Olympics on Thursday evening with a throw of 59.08 meters, short of the 62.77 meters she threw on Tuesday.
Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir. Source: isi.is.
Ásdís says she is satisfied with her performance. “This wasn’t bad. I can’t be anything but satisfied. I am frustrated at the moment but I will be satisfied tomorrow,” she said in an interview with mbl.is.
The final took place amid rapturous applause after the final of the men’s 200 meter in which Jamaican Usain Bolt took the gold, and his countrymen Yohan Blake and Warren Weir the silver and bronze respectively. The medal ceremony of the men’s 800 meters, which was won by David Rudisha from Kenya, also took place during the event. According to competition rules, Ásdís had to wait for the Kenyan national anthem to be played before making her throw.
Barbora Spotakova from the Czech Republic clinched the gold medal with an average of 69.55 meters over her six attempts.