Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR ) competed in Kuortane after a 1 month pause from the competitions. He threw 84.33m which was also a winning throw. Thorkilden injured his groin at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai a month ago. The injury was serious enough to skip competing for a month.
Second was Ari Mannio (FIN ) with 79.60m and third Antti Ruuskanen (FIN ) with 78.98m.
The former world champion Tero Pitkamäki (FIN ) was just fifth with 77.05m and the world junior record holder Zigismunds Sirmais (LAT ) ninth with 75.38m.