Tagged: Andreas Thorkildsen

Thorkildsen throws a world leading 91.28m in Zürich

World, Olympic and European Javelin Throw champion Andreas Thorkildsen (27) threw his spear soaring to a world leading 91.28m at the Weltklasse Golden League meeting in Zürich on Aug. 28. The Norwegian, who was voted European...

Thorkildsen wins men’s javelin at worlds

Andreas Thorkildsen, from Kristiansand, won the men’s javelin world crown on the final Day Nine of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin on Aug 23. Thorkildsen made a huge breakthrough when he won...

Javelin: New championship record by Thorkildsen

Andreas Thorkildsen won the javelin event at the Norwegian Athletics Championships in Lillehammer Sunday, with a throw measuring 88.55m, setting a new championship record. The win also earned him the men’s King’s Cup. Speed walker...

Javelin: Thorkildsen wins in Rome

Norway’s two-time Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen, from Kristiansand, Norway won the javelin event at Rome’s Golden Gala on Friday with a final throw of 87.46m. Finnish world champion Tero Pitkamaki came second. Pitkamaki had...

Golden League: Tropical rain and a new Norwegian record

Ezinne Okparaebo (21) improved her own Norwegian record on the 100m race at the Golden League meeting at The ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo on Friday. She placed in fifth, while Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart won. American Sanya...

Javelin: Thorkildsen second at Bergen

Norway’s javelin ace Andreas Thorkildsen had to settle for second place yet again, at this weekend’s European Team Championship, i Fana, near Bergen. Finland’s Tero Pitkämäki won the event. Thorkildsen stopped after only two throws, with...

Thorkildsen gets healthy start to 2009

As he made his way down the runway, Andreas Thorkildsen could feel the cramping in his back with each step, even though he was only pushing himself at about two-thirds strength. Generating enough speed to muscle...