Bannister looking for a coach

2011-04-12 12:20 Written by Administrator
Jarrod Bannister is now looking for a new coach

Australian javelin star Jarrod Bannister has been down the self-coaching road with considerable success. After splitting last year with former East German world record holder Uwe Hohn for personal reasons, Bannister coached himself to the Commonwealth Games javelin title in Delhi. It wasn't easy, but he made it work. Read more

Norway’s Thorkildsen looks ahead to 2011 and also a hat-trick in Helsinki

2011-04-10 09:52 Written by Administrator
Andreas Thorkildsen

Norwegian javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen has confirmed that he plans to go for a hat-trick of European Athletics Championships titles next year in Helsinki, following his wins in 2006 and 2010. Read more

Germany’s Obergföll optimistic she’ll be back to her best

2011-04-08 07:03 Written by Administrator
Christina Obergföll of Germany

German javelin thrower Christina Obergföll underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in February, but the 2010 European Athletics Championships javelin silver medalist is optimistic that she will be back over 70 metres again this summer. Read more

Tiaan breaks South African u15 javelin record

2011-03-28 12:34 Written by Administrator
Tiaan Swanepoel and his coach Frans Du Toit

At the South African High Schools meeting this past weekend Tiaan Swanepoel broke the South African record with 71.37m in the boys under 15 category. Read more

Sirmais breaks Thorkildsen’s world junior javelin record

2011-03-20 22:44 Written by Administrator
Zigismunds Sirmais

Zigismunds Sirmais of Latvia threw 84.47m at the European Cup Winter Throwing meeting to break the world junior record set 10 years ago by world and Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen. Read more