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Javelin Thrower

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra About Javelin thrower who has earned acclaim for his prolific international career, including as a gold medal winner at the 2017 Asian Championships. He later won the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, where he set a new Indian national record for javelin throw.  Other Informations He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from DAV College, …

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Kate Schmidt

Kate Schmidt About Former world record holder in the javelin throw, she won bronze in the javelin competition at the 1972 Olympics in Munich and the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Other Informations She graduated from UCLA. She was inducted into the USATF National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1994. She grew up in …

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Julius Yego

Julius Yego About Kenyan javelin thrower who, in 2013, set a national record in the event with a distance of 85.40 meters. He is the winner of such events as the 2012 African Championships in Athletics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Other Informations He was inspired to pursue javelin throwing after seeing videos of great …

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Tero Pitkamaki

Tero Pitkamaki About Renowned Finnish javelin thrower who won gold at the 2007 IAAF World Championships. He was named European Athlete of the Year in 2007 and Finnish Sports Personality of the Year in 2013. Other Informations He was born in Ilmajoki, Finland and began competing seriously in 1999. In 2013, he had the best …

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Zahra Bani

Zahra Bani About Somalian javelin thrower who won the individual national championship 13 times from 2005 to 2013. Other Informations Her first sport was volleyball, which she picked up when her family moved to Italy in 1989. She performed a throw of 62.75 meters at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. She was born in …

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Kenny Churchill

Kenny Churchill About Paralympic athlete who won gold medals in the javelin in three consecutive Paralympics from 1996 to 2004. Other Informations He made his Paralympic debut when he was just 17-years old, where he won a bronze medal in the javelin. In addition to his javelin gold at the 1996 Paralympics, he also won …

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Johannes Vetter

Johannes Vetter About Javelin thrower who won gold at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. He set a career best mark with his throw of 94.44 meters.  Other Informations He came in seventh at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, and fourth at the 2016 Summer Olympics.  He has competed with SV Saar 05 Saarbrücken since 2016. He …

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Inese Jaunzeme

Inese Jaunzeme About Latvian athlete known best for competing in the javelin throw and winning a gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Other Informations She trained with the Dynamo club in Riga. She set an Olympic record at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Her parents raised her in Plavinas, Latvia. She and Jack Kemp were …

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Mariya Abakumova

Mariya Abakumova About Russian javelin thrower who has won gold at competitions like the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and 2013 Summer Universiade. She competed in her first Olympic Games in 2008, where she took home the silver medal. Other Informations She was born in Stavropol and came in fourth at the World Youth Championships …

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Thomas Rohler

Thomas Rohler About Track and field athlete who won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He had previously emerged victorious at the 2012 German Athletics Championships and 2014 IAAF Diamond League.  Other Informations He attended Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths Sports High School and the University of Jena.  His gold medal-winning …

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Tessa Sanderson

Tessa Sanderson About English javelin thrower and heptathlete who won the gold medal for javelin at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Other Informations She started in the European championships and was a silver medalist in 1978. She was Vice-Chairman of Sport England from 1999-2005. She married former Olympic Judo athlete Densign White. NFL star Ed …

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Jan Zelezny

Jan Zelezny About Czech javelin thrower who won three Olympic gold medals and set the world record for javelin in 1996, with 98.48 meters. Other Informations He won his first medal at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, receiving the bronze. He won a total of 9 medals in International competition and is widely considered …