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2017 World Championships in Athletics London, United Kingdom

2017 16th IAAF World Championships - London - Men's Javelin Throw



Host City: London, UKFormat: Qualifying round (83.00 or top 12 to final) (Aug 10)
Dates: 4–13 August 2017
Nations participating: 205
Athletes participating: 2038
  Main venue: London Stadium
Overview by IAAF  
Earlier in 2017, the German pair of Vetter and Röhler had moved to second and third all-time with respective efforts of 94.44 and 93.90. It was Vetter who quickly confirmed that form in a championship setting with the longest qualifying throw in history, 91.20. In all, 13 throwers exceeded the qualifying standard of 83.00. This event was the only throws final in London 2017 with more than 12 competitors. Vetter struck again in the final, with 89.89 in round one. He had 50cm of runway to spare on release, meaning that his actual throw was more than 90m. Though this would turn out to be the gold medal winning throw, things weren’t settled until the end of round six. Röhler managed efforts of 87.08 and 88.26 but was behind Vadlejch. He threw a surprising lifetime best of 89.73 in round two, and was followed by Röhler who improved to 88.26. The 2007 champion Pitkämáki reached 86.94 in the third round, but was passed by Frydrych who finished with two 87.93s then 88.32 to seal a Czech 2-3.




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