07/21/2015 10:57 EDT | Updated 07/21/2016 05:59 EDT

Elizabeth Gleadle, Canadian javelin thrower, takes gold

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.