By: UBC Athletics
Former UBC Thunderbird Liz Gleadle made Canadian track and field history today at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
With her first throw today at Olympic Stadium, Gleadle became the first Canadian woman to take part in the javelin final.
Her historic first throw sailed 57.10 metres. Gleadle faulted on her next attempt before rebounding to hit 58.78m on her last throw.
That put Gleadle in 12th position at the conclusion of the women’s javelin competition, which is Canada’s best result ever in the event.