none of the three Latvians made the final. This, the country of the great Janis Lusis, voted by the IAAF as the Greatest Javelin Thrower of All Time. (I guess that's GJTOAT ), and a traditional hotbed of javelin throwers.
Finland looks somewhat down too, but at least they'll have a shot in the finals.
How about young Walcott from that well known Javelin hotbed Trinidad?
Latvia will be back. Don't worry about that. Amazing the people who have fallen by the wayside.
Thorkildsen considers himself totally healthy now. Was very happy with the 84+ throw in the Q-round. He usually struggles in that round. In that 84m throw he felt things were falling in place for the first time this season. He admits to being a rusty but is optimistic as he always is.
Norwegian journos can't let go with talk about 3 gold medal in a row. Again they asked what Thorkildsen thought about it. He just said he was aware that 3 is more than 2.
Half Miler wrote:Look, the surprise isn't that an American didn't make the final, it's that a Kenyan did!
Yego has been flying under the public radar. However, he's been receiving a great deal of help along his journey to the Olympics, with professional training efforts in Sweden (under scholarship) and Finland along the way. That he could make the Olympic final was something he believed he could accomplish (and had been working hard toward). Excited to see that wish come true.
Eric, I am very appreciative of your return to the board, at least for the Olympics. You bring the very nice combination of broad knowledge (augmented by searching for details) and a very unbiased manner.
26mi235 wrote:Eric, I am very appreciative of your return to the board, at least for the Olympics. You bring the very nice combination of broad knowledge (augmented by searching for details) and a very unbiased manner.
Trinidadian Walcott's leading after 3 Rounds, 2 PRs in first two: 84.58/277'5"! Ukraine just moved into second, inches behind.
Vesely looked terrible on opener, isn't handling wind. Now both V. and Thorkildsen (sp?) are pressing. All the rest are stuck just over 80m. This could be a stunner though I expect V. to get it together.
It'll be fascinating to hear more of how the wind is working. [Gotta keep it low and aerodynamic; most are throwing too high and/or point up/tail down, a fatal flaw.]
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Que envidia (envy)! It was that Opener that did it: Put the pressure on the rest, who are not responding, in fact pressing, esp. V who seemed to have his upper body way ahead of plant. His distances are actually declining, barely over 80m. He could well come thru on this final throw, but doubtful.