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Yao Juan wins China's 1st athletics gold

2008-09-08 07:17:07 GMT2008-09-08 15:17:07 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

China's Yao Juan reacts after winning Women's Javelin Throw F42-46 at the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, in Beijing, September 8, 2008. Yao won China's 1st athletics gold at Beijing Paralympics.(cnsphoto)

Yao Juan poses with her medal. (Xinhua)

China's Yao Juan reacts after winning Women's Javelin Throw F42-46 at the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, in Beijing, September 8, 2008. Yao won China's 1st athletics gold at Beijing Paralympics.(Xinhua)

China's Yao Juan competes in the Women's Javelin Throw F42-46 at the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, in Beijing, September 8, 2008. Yao won China's 1st athletics gold at Beijing Paralympics.(Xinhua)

China's Yao Juan celebrates after winning Women's Javelin Throw F42-46 at the Beijing Paralympic Games in the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, September 9, 2008. Yao won China's 1st athletics gold at Beijing Paralympics.(Xinhua)

China's Yao Juan won the Women's Javelin Throw F42-46 gold medal at the Beijing Paralympic Games here on Monday.

She won with a throw of 40.51 meters and broke the world record. Germany's Andrea Hegen took silver with 39.23 meters, and Australia's Madeleine Hogan won the bronze medal with 38.89 meters.

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