Back in action⎯Javelin from museum going to Olympic Trials

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jun 26, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS — An artifact from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum is back in action.

Four-time Olympian, Kara Winger is borrowing back her favorite javelin to take part in the Olympic Trials.

Winger who live in Colorado Springs, set an American record with the javelin in 2010 and then another American record 12 years later with the same javelin.

“In terms of artifacts special to the Olympics and to my Olympic journey, it's a really big one,” said Winger, “I didn't really plan on borrowing it back, but here we are, to try one more time.”

She decided to step aside from the sport back in 2022 only she has been working out and feeling which is part of her decision to try for a fifth Olympic games.

She wants to compete with the javelin that has been on display at the museum in Colorado Springs.

“The one that flies the best for me.”

The trials for javelin start June 28, 2024 at the iconic Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon.


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