Biomechanical report for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 javelin throw men's

The men’s javelin final took place on the evening of August 12th in good weather conditions. Thomas Röhler and Johannes Vetter, both from Germany, were identified as strong candidates for the gold medal after producing world leading throws in 2017 of 93.90 m and 94.44 m, respectively. It was Vetter, however, who delivered the gold medal throw in the first round, recording a distance of 89.89 m. In contrast, Röhler’s best attempt of 88.26 m in the second round was not enough to secure bronze medal, with Petr Frydrych of the Czech Republic producing a final throw of 88.32 m (a personal best) to consolidate third place. In a very close and competitive contest it was Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech Republic who produced a personal best throw of 89.73 m to secure the silver medal. (Attention! registration on the IAAF site is required for downloading)
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Subjects: biomechanics analysis 2017 technique movement competition World Championship track and field male javelin throw
Notations: training science strength and speed sports
Editors: IAAF
Published: Leeds Leeds Becket University; Carnegie School of Sports 2018
Pages: 28
Document types: electronical publication
Language: English
Level: advanced