Andreas Thorkildsen ready for Diamond League

2011-05-03 10:39 Written by Administrator
Andreas Thorkildsen

One of the standouts of the 2010 track and field season was Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen, the reigning Olympic and world champion in the javelin. The 29-year-old will begin defense of his Diamond League title in the event on Friday in Doha. We caught up with Thorkildsen recently to get his thoughts on the Diamond League and the upcoming season. Read more

Russia’s Abakumova not rushing into summer battles

2011-05-01 15:45 Written by Administrator
Russian javelin star Mariya Abakumova and Miklos Nemeth

Mariya Abakumova always seems to start the season well and the Russian javelin thrower currently leads the world with her 65.12m effort she threw at the Russian national winter throwing championships in Adler back in February. Read more

World lead for Russian Makarov in Adler

2011-04-25 14:59 Written by Administrator
Sergey Makarov

Russia’s 2003 World Championships javelin gold medallist Sergey Makarov is still throwing well at the age of 38 and produced a world-leading mark of 85.53m at the Nizamutdinov Memorial throwing meeting in Adler on Saturday. It was his best throw since 2008 and means that he has now thrown over 82 metres for 18 consecutive years, every year since 1994. He also had three further throws over 80 metres in Adler. Read more

Zigismunds Sirmais: 'My most important goal is European Athletics Junior Championships'

2011-04-21 22:44 Written by Administrator
Zigismunds Sirmais

Latvia's Zigismunds Sirmais stunned everybody when he threw a world junior javelin record of 84.47m at the 11th European Cup Winter Throwing in the Bulgarian capital Sofia last month. He improved on the previous mark of 83.87m, set by the reigning Olympic, world and European champion Andreas Thorkildsen back in 2001, and that achievement led to Sirmais being voted as European Athlete of the Month for March. Read more

New record at the Argentine nationals by Braian Toledo

2011-04-18 10:46 Written by Administrator
Mauricio Jaime, Braian Toledo and Alejandro Ionski

With a throw of 74.62m Braian Toledo won the Argentine National Championship and broke Pablo Pietrobelli's record of 72.52m, which he set in 2007. At the age of 17 it was Toledo's first championship and the record was set on his second throw. Read more