Latvia’s Vasilevskis adds almost three meters to 2011 javelin world lead

2011-05-29 22:30 Written by Administrator
Vadims Vasilevskis

Latvia’s 2004 Olympic Games javelin silver medalist Vadims Vasilevskis launched his spear out to a 2011 world-leading 88.22m at the BIG BANK Kuldliiga meeting in Tartu, Estonia, on Saturday. Read more

Avramenko sets new Ukrainian javelin record

2011-05-24 08:14 Written by Administrator
Roman Avramenko in 2009

Former junior world and European medalist Roman Avramenko achieved a new Ukrainian javelin record of 84.30m during the National Universiade in Yalta this past weekend. Read more

Sayers: Injury woe will not halt Olympic dream

2011-05-19 21:11 Written by Administrator
Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers is confident she is back to full fitness and on target for the London Olympics after a recent freak injury. Speaking at the launch of the announcement of locations for the Olympic Torch Relay at Trinity College, the Cambridge javelin thrower admitted she had undergone a minor knee operation six weeks ago following an injury suffered in training in Los Angeles. Read more

Thorkildsen injured at IAAF Diamond League

2011-05-15 19:52 Written by Administrator
Andreas Thorkildsen

Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen experienced the highs and lows of sport in the Javelin, taking the lead with a season’s best of 85.12m, only to see his perennial rival Tero Pitkämäki of Finland better it with the next throw of 85.33m, and then having to limp out of the competition after staggering to a pained halt as he prepared to release his fifth attempt of the night. Read more

Time to throw Frydrych into the javelin equation

2011-05-09 22:57 Written by Administrator
Petr Frydrych

Some of the headlines after last Friday's Diamond League meeting in Doha revolved around the spectacular under-achievement of Norway's current Olympic, world and European javelin champion Andreas Thorkildsen, who finished a lowly fifth. However, very little mention was made of the Czech winner Petr Frydrych, who won with a toss of 85.32m/279-10, just a one measly centimetre below the best mark in the world at this early stage in the season Read more