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¶'09 WC mJT: Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway) 293-11 (89.59)

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  • #16
    Ouch, Järvenpää 6th with 79.48 after Group A. Looking at Group B, (supposing both Finns - they'd better! - Vasilevskis if reasonably healthy, Frank and Pyatnytsya beat that) only one of another 12 guys with SBs of eighty plus is allowed to (a group including Janik, Korotkov, Ivanov, Värnik, Oosthuizen etc.) Doesn't look too good...

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    • #17
      Looking back at Beijing and Osaka, 79.79m and 79.70m were needed to qualify, I suppose it will be around the same again. If the conditions improve (accounting for a larger crowd too), Kovals and Järvenpää could be in danger of missing the final.

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      • #18
        Sean Furey with a 79.28! Knocks Makarov out and looks good to qualify.

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        • #19
          Great throw by Furey!

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          • #20
            Group A definately got the luck with the conditions

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            • #21
              wow - who would have thought that if there was an American in the final, it would be Furey?!!

              Hill - maybe.
              Hazle - well, he has been in Europe all summer getting experince
              Furey - who? what? no way

              wow....amazing. Good for him.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by dupontred
                wow - who would have thought that if there was an American in the final, it would be Furey?!!.
                Why not? Hill and Hazle are very unstable (indeed, did Hazle not exceed expectations?). Furey is the one of your guys with a good technique (thanks, of course, to training up here in Finland!) and thus the only one who semi-reliably produces near his top end.

                Antti Ruuskanen made the final by 1cm. Makes up for Tommi Evilä missing the final on second best marks yesterday

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                • #23
                  Hill has thrown very poorly since Eugene, so no surprise there. Furey just picked the right time for a season best!

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                  • #24
                    More news on Pitkämäki's illness. Apparently he was sicker than we'd been led to believe the night before, with 39+, some light vomiting and approx. 2 hours of sleep. He has now been diagnosed with otitis media.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by LopenUupunut
                      More news on Pitkämäki's illness. Apparently he was sicker than we'd been led to believe the night before, with 39+, some light vomiting and approx. 2 hours of sleep. He has now been diagnosed with otitis media.
                      Geez, journalists get blamed for everything 8-)

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                      • #26
                        For the Greek-impaired, otitus media = ear infection.

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                        • #27
                          whats up with thorkildson?
                          he didnt look right. Hope he will be back to his best in the final!
                          Do you think he will medal?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by agassiz
                            whats up with thorkildson?
                            he didnt look right. Hope he will be back to his best in the final!
                            Do you think he will medal?
                            He should be fine. He was a bit off and never felt right. It took 1/2 hour after the warm-ups ended until he again was able to touch a javelin. Endless waiting. 24 throwers in a group is way too much.
                            With 48 competitors ( more then in any other throwing event) they must go to 3 groups.

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                            • #29
                              Men det blir mye bedre i finalen. Der er vi bare tolv.
                              - Du er ikke det minste urolig?
                              - Nei, hvorfor skulle jeg være det, jeg vet nemlig hvordan dette ender, sier Andreas Thorkildsen til Dagbladet.no
                              Men hvordan det ender, deet vil han helst holde for seg selv. Foreløpig.
                              It will be much better In the final when we´re only twelve.
                              -You´re not worried at all ?
                              No why should I , you see I know how this will end , says Andreas Thorkildsen to Dagbladet.no.
                              But the answer to how It ends he decides to keep for himself , for so long.

                              Self confidence Is good

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Stooges
                                It will be much better In the final when we´re only twelve.
                                While the breaks between throws should be shorter than in the qualification, there will still be interruptions thanks to medal ceremonies. Why can't those be scheduled before (or after) the main program???

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