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  • Berlin mJT: Fourth GL win for Pitkämäki

    Pretty nice throwing from the Finn. Thorkildsen down in third - again, I'm going to blame the crazy Canuck in the crowds. Poor guy.

    1 PITKÄMÄKI, Tero FIN 88.58
    2 ARVIDSSON, Magnus SWE 84.50
    3 WIRKKALA, Teemu FIN 82.54
    4 THORKILDSEN, Andreas NOR 80.71
    5 JANIK, Igor POL 79.17
    6 JÄRVENPÄÄ, Tero FIN 78.15
    7 ESENWEIN, Peter GER 76.85
    8 IVANOV, Alexandr RUS 75.93
    9 MARTÍNEZ, Guillermo CUB 74.34

  • #2
    Best at ISTAF

    91.30 Jan Zelezný 1 01.09.1995
    89.32 Tero Pitkämäki 1 04.09.2005
    88.58 Tero Pitkämäki 1 16.09.2007
    88.29 Jan Zelezný 1 31.08.2001
    88.14 Sergey Makarov 2 04.09.2005
    87.96 Konstadínos Gatsioúdis 1 07.09.1999
    87.80 Raymond Hecht 2 01.09.1995
    87.75 Andreas Thorkildsen 3 04.09.2005
    87.43 Andreas Thorkildsen 1 03.09.2006
    87.11 Tero Pitkämäki 2 03.09.2006

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    • #3
      87.88 for Antti Ruuskanen back home in Finland and a big >3-meter PB improvement. Pity he narrowly missed making it to our Osaka team, he could have done really well there (although Järvenpää's 8th place wasn't too bad either and I guess most of that 3 meters goes down to the same favorable winds talked about in the discus discussion, anyway).

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      • #4
        http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/uutin ... id=1436931

        I think it must've been quite chilly conditions approx. 10C. , hardly ideal even if the wind might have been favourable. Impressive anyway IMO.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by miguel
          http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/uutinen.asp?id=1436931

          I think it must've been quite chilly conditions approx. 10C. , hardly ideal even if the wind might have been favourable. Impressive anyway IMO.
          The conditions were great. It was close to 20 deg and no wind:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mojo
            Originally posted by miguel
            http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/uutinen.asp?id=1436931

            I think it must've been quite chilly conditions approx. 10C. , hardly ideal even if the wind might have been favourable. Impressive anyway IMO.
            The conditions were great. It was close to 20 deg and no wind:
            I think miguel was referring to Antti Ruuskanen's 87,88. Or did you see the meet in Tanhuvaara, Finland?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lapsus
              Originally posted by mojo
              Originally posted by miguel
              http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/uutinen.asp?id=1436931

              I think it must've been quite chilly conditions approx. 10C. , hardly ideal even if the wind might have been favourable. Impressive anyway IMO.
              The conditions were great. It was close to 20 deg and no wind:
              I think miguel was referring to Antti Ruuskanen's 87,88. Or did you see the meet in Tanhuvaara, Finland?
              Aah right, I meant the conditions for Ruuskanen not Berlin.
              Nope, I wasn't there but the temperatures have been about 10C over there today.

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              • #8
                Thorkildsen packed it in after only two throws. Too much pain. He should not have taken six throws in Brussels.
                He will throw in Stuttgart but he will just rest until then. He says 90m is totally out of the question for now.

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                • #9
                  Actually I found a link where you can see that 87.88 by Ruuskanen.
                  It sure wasn't a GL meeting.

                  http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/index.html
                  Sunday 16.9 and the time of approx 22:30mins in that sports news coverage.

                  A few metres further and the throw would have been out of bounds :?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Per Andersen
                    Thorkildsen packed it in after only two throws. Too much pain. He should not have taken six throws in Brussels.
                    He will throw in Stuttgart but he will just rest until then. He says 90m is totally out of the question for now.
                    Minor point, but Brussels site shows only five throws for Thorky... ??

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by miguel
                      Actually I found a link where you can see that 87.88 by Ruuskanen.
                      It sure wasn't a GL meeting.

                      http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/index.html
                      Sunday 16.9 and the time of approx 22:30mins in that sports news coverage.

                      A few metres further and the throw would have been out of bounds :?
                      To the left, towards the LJ pit?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 26mi235
                        Originally posted by miguel
                        Actually I found a link where you can see that 87.88 by Ruuskanen.
                        It sure wasn't a GL meeting.

                        http://www.yle.fi/urheilu/mediasali/index.html
                        Sunday 16.9 and the time of approx 22:30mins in that sports news coverage.

                        A few metres further and the throw would have been out of bounds :?
                        To the left, towards the LJ pit?
                        Yepp!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gh
                          Originally posted by Per Andersen
                          Thorkildsen packed it in after only two throws. Too much pain. He should not have taken six throws in Brussels.
                          He will throw in Stuttgart but he will just rest until then. He says 90m is totally out of the question for now.
                          Minor point, but Brussels site shows only five throws for Thorky... ??
                          Yes, I can't be sure. Saw the six in a Nowegian paper. He does talk about wanting to answer Pitkamki's last throw but it was hopeless.

                          But it's clear he can't throw on two days rest at this point. He mentions a minor technical problem that is easily fixable provided he could throw in practice. That's something he has been unable to do for two months.


                          Thorkildsen and his coach will probably go to the States in late winter for a couple of weeks and train and stay with his pal, Greer.

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