Andreas Hofmann captures German javelin title in Nurnberg

by European-Athletics / Deutsche Meisterschaft Leichtathletik 2018 in Nürnberg

With the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships only a fortnight away, Andreas Hofmann won a high quality javelin final at the German Championships in Nurnberg on Sunday (22) ahead of reigning global champions Thomas Rohler and Johannes Vetter.

Hofmann’s opening throw of 89.55m proved handsomely sufficient for victory over two of his principal rivals for the European title in Berlin next month. The quality of the competition was such that Rohler was only fourth after five throws but the Olympic champion pulled out a final round effort of 88.09m to move into second ahead of Vetter in third with 87.83m.

On his comeback from injury, former European U20 champion Julian Weber had to settle for fourth despite extending his season’s best to 84.62m – a mark which puts him inside the top fifteen on the 2018 world lists.

“I’m very happy, it’s my first German title. I really wanted to have this title for years, something always did not fit, now I’ve finally succeeded,” said Hofmann. “I am not so satisfied with the series but the conditions were not so good. The one throw was really good.”

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JAN ZELEZNY DONATES WORLD RECORD JAVELIN TO IAAF HERITAGE EXHIBITION

by IAAF / 12 JUL 2018 PRESS RELEASE OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC

he Czech Republic’s three-time Olympic and World javelin throw champion Jan Zelezny visited the IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition earlier today to make a major donation to the displays.

The exhibition, which is located on the first floor of the Forum Nova Karolina Shopping Centre in the heart of the Czech city of Ostrava, is running for three months until the final day of the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 on 9 September.

Zelezny, who travelled from Prague this morning, brought with him a very special gift which he officially presented to Valter Bocek, Chief Executive Officer of the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018

On the 25 May 1996 in the third round of the Zeiss Meeting in Jena, Germany, Zelezny threw a world record of 98.48 metres (323 ft 1 in) which, 22 years later, remains the best javelin throw of all-time.

Thanks to Zelezny’s tremendous generosity, the javelin which he hurled on that day to set the fifth world record of his career is now on public display in Ostrava, along with 200 other items from the history of athletics.

“I’m really pleased to contribute my world record javelin to the IAAF Heritage Collection knowing that it will be on public show here in Ostrava and next year in Doha,” commented Zelezny, who was victorious in the 6th IAAF World Cup in Havana, Cuba in 1992 with 88.26m. “I hope the donation of this javelin will help motivate sports fans to discover the beauty and excitement of athletics for many generations to come.”

Spanning the period from the ancient Olympic Games right up to the present day, the exhibition brings together video, text and photographic displays covering 260m2 of shop space in the ultra-modern shopping centre and entertainment complex.

The IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition is kindly supported by the International Athletics Foundation, ASICS, Seiko, TDK and Mondo and is delivered by IAAF Heritage along with the Czech Athletics Federation and the LOC of the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018. We thank the Forum Nova Karolina Shopping Centre for their support and assistance in hosting the exhibition.

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NASH LOWIS 75.31M – JAVELIN THROW CHAMPION OF THE U20 WORLD ATHLTICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2018!

Tampere, Finland, July 14, 2018 / Officiel results Link

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MAGNUS KIRT 89.75M – A NEW ESTONIAN JAVELIN RECORD!

Diamond League Rabat 2018. / July 13, 2018 / Rabat Marocco

Javelin Throw Men results

1 KIRT Magnus EST 10 APR 1990 84.80 83.50 83.47 84.46 x 89.75 89.75 MR NR PB
2 HOFMANN Andreas GER 16 DEC 1991 87.11 88.58 x x 79.17 x 88.58
3 VADLEJCH Jakub CZE 10 OCT 1990 x 80.40 x x 81.57 85.31 85.31
4 RÖHLER Thomas GER 30 SEP 1991 82.96 85.19 83.90 83.38 x x 85.19
5 CHOPRA Neeraj IND 24 DEC 1997 x 83.32 78.89 x 82.88 x 83.32
6 MAGOUR Ahmed Bader QAT 3 MAR 1996 83.30 x 74.29 x x x 83.30
7 WALCOTT Keshorn TTO 2 APR 1993 83.26 79.35 x x 74.29 x 83.26
8 MARDARE Andrian MDA 20 JUN 1995 81.28 x 77.20 x 80.60 x 81.28
9 ŠTROBINDERS Rolands LAT 14 APR 1992 x 78.96 x 78.96

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ALINA SHUKH IS THE WORLD U20 JAVELIN THROW CHAMPION WITH 55.95M!

FINLAND10 JUL 2018 – 15 JUL 2018

TAMPERE (RATINA STADIUM), FINLAND / OFFCIAL RESULTS LINK

The Ukranian heptatlon star Alina Shukh showed the best throwing effort in the Tampere stadium’ javelin throw women final! 55.95m was the winner of the day!

Still just 19 years of age, heptathlon favourite Alina  already has considerable international championship experience.  The Ukrainian took bronze at the IAAF World U18 Championships Cali 2015 and gold medals at the 2016 European Youth Championships and 2017 European Junior Championships. Over the past two years she also competed against senior athletes at the 2017 European Indoor Championships, the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 (More info).

Before the final, two Italian javelin throwers, the Eighteen-year-old Carolina Visca (56.79m national U20 record set in Florence on 27 April., and European Junior Champion) and Sara Zabarino had the best qualifier marks.  But, when the final came, it was the Japanese Kuwazoe with 55.66m and the American Dana Baker, who improved to 55.11m on 1 July; took the bronz medal with 55.04 meter.

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