Vesely shows form, Kenyan Julius Yego takes the highlight

The men´s javelin qualification was up to expetations, although there were disappointments.


Vitezslav Vesely qualified with 88.34, which is his new personal best. Vesely is coached by legendary Jan Zelezny who holds the world record 98.48m.


Andreas Thorkildsen, chasing his 3rd Olympic Gold in a row placed second wih 84.47m and Finnish hope Tero Pitkamäki third with 83.01m.


Unfortunately many high ranking throwers are out. World Championships 1st last year Matthias de Zordo was totally off and was unable to get a mark down, silver from Athens 2004 Vadims Vasilevskis 72.81m, Beijing 2008 silver Ainars Kovals 79.19m.


So the final 12 is:
1. Vitezslav Vesely 88.34 Q
2. Andreas Thorkildsen 84.47 Q
3. Tero Pitkamäki 83.01 Q
4. Oleksandr Pyatnytsya 82.72 Q
5. Spiri­don Lebesis 82.40 Q
6. Stuart Farquhar 82.32 Q
7. Roderick Genki Dean 82.07 Q
8. Ari Mannio 81.99 q
9. Julius Yego 81.81 q
10. Keshorn Walcott 81.75 q
11. Antti Ruuskanen 81.74 q
12. Tino Haber 80.39 q


Julius Yego, nicknamed Mr. Youtube Man is probably the most exotic thrower on the field and certainly the first Kenyan javelin thrower in the Olympic final. He set his new personal best and Kenyan record to qualify to the final.


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