Toledo continues to improve Javelin World Youth Best

2010-03-07 20:52 Written by Administrator
Braian Toledo unleashes another World youth best in the Javelin, this time in Buenos Aires (CADA)

Sixteen-year-old Argentinean Braian Toledo bettered the Javelin (700g) World Youth Best by reaching 89.34m on Saturday 6 March in Mar del Plata. In his second competition of 2010, and twenty-one days after throwing 84.85 in Buenos Aires and setting the previous WYB, Toledo was impressive once again. Profiting from a windy afternoon, the bronze medalist from the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, reached 89.34m in his first throw to the delight of the attendance. Read more

Morné Moolman: Athlete of the next generation

2009-02-15 21:10 Written by Administrator

Star performances by talented young javelin thrower Morné Moolman

Although not even 15 years old, the talented young athlete Morné Moolman already possesses the potential to become one of the best South African javelin athletes of all times. This is the unanimous point of view of all those who are familiar with the qualities which are needed for an athlete to proceed to the very top in this very technical athletics event. And to realise that their opinion is not at all far-fetched, one only has to study the performances and achievements of the young athlete over the past few months to agree with their judgment. Read more

2008 Olympics, Men's Javelin Throw - FINAL

2008-08-24 17:02 Written by Administrator

2008 Olympics, Beijing

Andreas Thorkildsen celebrates his Olympic javelin victory (Getty Images)

In a year of inconsistency in the men’s Javelin Throw, Andreas Thorkildsen not only retained his Olympic title but brought respectability to the event which has been without a 90m throw all season. And what a spectacular way for the Norwegian to take his title with an Olympic record and world season lead of 90.57m in the fifth round. Read more