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The last javelin throw by Kara Winger earns....

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the Americans their first-ever medal.....

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Prior to her final throw, the 36-year-old Winger was in fifth place....

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but she quickly moved up to claim the silver medal with a record of 64.05 metres....

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 She is the first American woman to ever take home.....

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a medal from a world championship in the javelin....

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Winger earned her first medal ever on the sixth and last throw she made while....

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participating in her sixth and final global championships on Friday night in Eugene.