Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games are offering a one-of-a-kind incentive bonus this year to the winner of the men’s javelin competition: throw farther than the standing Finnish record of 93.09m and you’ll be handed the deed to an island.
Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games have announced that three global champions will join Olympic champion Thomas Rohler on the javelin runway at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku on 13 June.
Qualifying for the Finnish javelin team is difficult at the best of times, but the contest for Olympic team berths this week became a lot more competitive for all but two of the country’s top throwers.
There was promise for a high-quality javelin competition after some great throws earlier this season and tonight’s final didn’t disappoint.
Renaud Lavillenie and Sandra Perkovic are two of the most dominant athletes in IAAF Diamond League history. Both were coming off rare losses in Lausanne, but rebounded at Monaco’s Herculis meeting on Friday (17).
Poland’s world hammer champion Pawel Fajdek extended his winning streak to nine competitions when he won at the Paavo Nurmi Games, an IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting, with 80.71m in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000 in the Finnish city of Turku on Thursday (25).
Following their fantastic feats already in this season’s IAAF Diamond League, all eyes will be on Renaud Lavillenie and Pedro Pablo Pichardo at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meeting in Rome on Thursday (4).
On a night of superb performances at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, Allyson Felix cannot be denied her place in the spot light in Doha.
Throwers Sandra Perkovic and Tero Pitkamaki produced the key performances at the 64th Hanzekovic Memorial on Tuesday (2) on an evening when rain took central stage in the Croatian capital.
Olympic champion Krisztian Pars continued his unbeaten streak in this season’s IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge with a winning throw of 79.83m at the 52nd edition of Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on Wednesday (25).