The Lausanne Diamond League meeting has already produced such massive results in the women discus event when Yaimi Perez beat discus queen Sandra Perkovic. Shortly after the strong boys from the men’s shot put event were one. David Storl showed the world that he is indeed capable of throwing beyond the 22m barrier with a monster bomb of 22.20m (72’10”). And then the final throwing event, the men’s javelin competition. Keshorn Walcott broke the meeting record with 90.16m (295′ 9″)
We have already written about the massive throws in the women discus and men’s shot put events. Now it’s time to talk about the incredible men’s javelin event as well.
The first round produced already a new meeting record. The Olympic Champion Keshorn Walcott opened the competition with 90.16m, breaking the previous meeting record, thrown by world record holder Jan Zelezny. He threw the 800gram implement 89.94m back in July 2001. The Czech Vitezslav Vesely also opened very big with a massive throw of 87.67m. Tero Pitkämäki from Finland threw 83.09m to place 3rd after the first round ended. The current world leader Julius Yego did only open with 78.15m, being in 9th place.
Keshorn Walcott 90.16m NR, MR PB
During the second round Keshorn did skip his attempt, probably to rest about the surprised massive monster throw. Vitezslav Vesely fouled his second attempt while Pikämäki improved to 85.60m which puts him closer to Vesely. Also Jakub Vadlejch from Czech Republik improved in round 2 by 2 meters having the throw landed on 82.74m. The Egyptian Ihab ABdelrahman fouled his first attempt and threw 78.21m which puts him in 8th place.
In round three Keshorn got his head back together and decided to throw. Unfortunately, this one was a foul. The German, Thomas Röhler improved in round three to 78.86m which secured him three further throws being under the top 8. Julius Yego also improved in round three to 85.50m which puts him in 4th place. Viteszlav Vesely also improved in round three to a massive 87.97m underlining his ambition to win. Usually this would be enough for the first place but not in 2015. We have seen already couple of monster throws beyond the 90m so far.
During the 4th round Tero Pitkämäki was the only one who improved to a massive 87.44m which gets him closer to Vesely. Jakub threw 81m, Aria Manno 80.72m but other than that nothing big. Keshorn Walcott decided not to throw in round 4 and 5.
In round five Vesely, Pitkämäki, Yego and Vadlejch all fouled their attempts and did not improve further. Thomas Röhler took back the 7th place with an improvement to 80.73m.
During the final round also Vadlejch smashed his previous personal best to 85.15m and secured his 5th position in that great competition. Yego, still the current world leader, fouled his last attempt, same procedure for Pitkämäki. Vitezslav Vesely’s last attempt was a foul and Keshorn again did not throw the last attempt.
Throwholics says thanks to the great competition! What an impressive result by Keshorn Walcott and his new meeting and national record.