Andreas Thorkildsen, Norway

Andreas Thorkildsen

Andreas Thorkildsen (born 1 April 1982) is a Norwegian javelin thrower, born in Kristiansand.

He is the first male javelin thrower in history to be both European champion, World champion and Olympic champion. He was Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008, European champion in 2006 and 2010, World Champion in 2009 as well as three-time silver medalist at the World championships in 2005, 2007 and 2011.

He set a world junior record in 2001, which was only bettered in 2011 by the latvian Zigismunds Sirmais. He has a personal best of 91.59m set in 2006.

Thorkildsen holds the Olimpic record with a throw of 90.57m achieved in 2008.

He finished 6th behind Tero at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with the result of 82.63m, after throwing 84.47m in the qualifying round. His season best was 84.72m achieved in Ostrava earlier.

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