The first Czech paralympic gold went to Athletic latebloomer

The first of Czech handicapped sportsmen to gain gold in Peking Paralympics became the athletic latebloomer Eva Kacanu. She won the competition at the age of 43. What’s more, she also set the new world record by throwing 6,73 m.

Her first toss was 6,59 m, by which she got to the top of the chart. But that wasn’t enough for her; by the sixth try she made it over the world record.

Her last miracle throw brought back the memory of the golden medal success of Barbora Spotakova in javelin, at the same stadium during the Olympic Games.

Eva Kacanu has a title of the world champion from 2006, at the last Paralympics in Athens she gained the silver.