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Canadian Elizabeth Gleadle Takes Pan Am Gold In Javelin

07/21/2015 01:43 EDT | Updated 07/21/2016 05:59 EDT
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TORONTO, ON - JULY 21: Elizabeth Gleadle of Canada competes in the women's javelin throw final during Day 11 of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games on July 21, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Gleadle won the gold medal. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Canadian Elizabeth Gleadle has won a gold medal in the women's javelin at the Pan American Games.

The Vancouver native claimed the top spot with a throw of 62.83 metres on her sixth and final attempt.

American Kara Winger won silver with a 61.44-metre toss while Brazil's Jucilene De Lima took bronze at 60.42.

Melissa Fraser of Hillsburgh, Ont., finished seventh.

Gleadle competed for Canada at the 2012 Olympics in London, where she placed 12th.

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