Johannes Vetter lands second-best ever Javelin throw

Germany’s Johannes Vetter celebrates winning the Javelin competition during the IAAF World Athletics Continental Gold meeting at Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Chorzow, Poland

German javelin star Johannes Vetter threw an amazing 97.76m, the second-best distance in Javelin history at the Continental Tour Gold level athletics event in Chorzow.

The 27-year-old smashed his own national record, and just 72cm short of the World Record set by the three times Olympic champion Jan Zelezny in the year 1996.

With the throw, Vetter won the IAAF Continental Gold meeting at Kamila Skolimowska Memorial meeting in Poland on Sunday (September 6). Marcin Krukowski finished second with 84.62m.

Vetter threw 94.84 in his next endeavour under the covert roof in Chorzow, which is the sixth-longest distance ever recorded. In his fourth attempt on the day, Vetter sent the javelin 94.84m, the fifth farthest throw ever.

German Vetter’s terrific throw on the night was also more than three metres further than his previous personal best and moves him nearly four metres forward of countryman Thomas Rohler’s feat of 93.90m in 2017.

Record Breaking weekend in Europe

Meanwhile, Poland’s Maria Andrejczyk won the women’s javelin throw gold with 65.70m.

Brit runner and fellow Rio 2016 Olympian Laura Muir won the women’s 1500m in a time of 3:58.24.

The men’s shot put event in Chorzow was won by American Ryan Crouser as he finished with a best of 22.70m to resume his tremendous 2020 season.

It’s like a world record broken weekend, numerous world record was broken in different events across Europe as es Jepchirchir shoved the women’s half marathon World Record in Prague on Saturday, after Sifan Hassan and Mo Farah broke the women’s and men’s one-hour world records on the track at the Diamond League event in Brussels.

Also Read: Mo Farah, Sifan Hasan sets new one-hour world record at Brussels Diamond League


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