Juan José Méndez (Born April 27, 1988) is a javelin thrower from México. He is the current National Champion with a PB 78.43m (257′ 3″) thrown in Zapopan back in 2013. His greatest internatioal achievement was the 4th place at the 4th IAAF World Youth Championships in Marrakech in 2005. Juan also plcaed 8th at the 2011 Pan American Games. In 2014 he threw 76.80m (251′ 11″) and wants to continue to improve further in 2015.
What do you need to work on, improve?
The Main thing this season is keep strenght and focus on technique, specially control the speed and timing.
Where will you be living this winter?
I’m living at a small town in México called Todos Santos, 50min from Cabo San Lucas
Who are you training with?
Since October 2013, I started to do training with Tero Pitkamaki, Jenni Kangas and Eetu Kangas.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
I had long season last year so I start to throw just starting 2015.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
Basically clean, snatch front squat and different excercises for middle body.
Who is your coach?
Do you see your coach much?
We have been working vía skype every week and three training camps at europe.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season? If so, what?
Not at all, just main focus on left leg, rotation and block leg.
What will you do to relax? Vacation planned?
Chill with family and watch movies.
When do you plan to compete again?
Around middle of May.