Andrus Värnik, Estonia

Andrus Värnik

Andrus Värnik (born September 27, 1977 in Antsla) is an Estonian javelin thrower. His personal best set in 2003, 87.83m, is also the Estonian record.

Värnik won his first international medal, a silver medal, in the 2003 World Championships in Athletics, throwing 85.17m. The next year he finished 6th in the javelin contest at the Olympic Games with the result 83.25m.

With 87.17m he won a surprise gold medal at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics ahead of Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen, defending World Champion Sergey Makarov and home favorite Tero Pitkämäki.

source: Wikipedia




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