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Andreas Thorkildsen

Full name: Andreas Thorkildsen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: April 1, 1982 in Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
Affiliations: Sportsklubben Vidar, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Andreas Thorkildsen was born in Kristiansand into a family of track and field athletes. His father Tomm Thorkildsen was a decent javelin thrower with a personal best of 71.64 in 1974. His mother Bente (born Amundsen) was 1974 Norwegian champion in the 100 hurdles. Andreas started as a javelin thrower at age 11, coached by his father, and showed great talent, breaking Norwegian age group records seven times from 1995-2000. After finishing high school in 2001, he moved to Oslo and was coached by Asmund Martinsen. In June 2001 he broke the junior World Record, throwing 83.87 in Bergen. Later that year he competed in the World Championships, but performed poorly and ended up in last place. Two years later he placed 11th at the 2003 World Championships. At the 2004 Athens Olympics he surprised everybody by winning the gold medal with a throw of 86.50, a new personal record. Since then he has been one of the world's leading javelin throwers, defending his Olympic title in Beijing. After the 2008 season he was selected as the European Athlete of the Year. He was World Champion in 2009, won the European title in 2006 and 2010, in addition, he has been runner-up three times at the World Championships, in 2005, 2007, and 2011. He has won eight Norwegian titles, and is the national record holder with 91.59 from the 2006 Bislett Games.

Personal Best: JT – 91.59 (2006).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Norway NOR 1 Gold
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Norway NOR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Norway NOR 6

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Final Round 1 86.50
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Final Round Round One 3 84.82
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Final Round Round Two 1 86.50 86.50
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Final Round Round Three 1 80.96 86.50
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Final Round Round Four 1 foul 86.50
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Final Round Round Five 1 pass 86.50
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Final Round Round Six NP pass
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Qualifying Round 8 QU 81.74
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group B 4 81.74
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 81.74
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 pass 81.74
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Final Round 1 OR 90.57
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Final Round Round One 1 84.72
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Final Round Round Two 1 85.91 85.91
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Final Round Round Three 1 87.93 87.93
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Final Round Round Four 1 85.13 87.93
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Final Round Round Five 1 90.57 90.57
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Qualifying Round 9 QC 79.85
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group B 6 79.85
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 79.85
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 foul 79.85
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Round 6 82.63
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Round Round One 10T x
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Round Round Two 3 82.63
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Round Round Three 9T x
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Round Round Four 2 81.70
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Round Round Five 6T x
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Round Round Six 7 x
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Qualifying Round 2 Q 84.47
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group A 1 84.47
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group A 10 76.20
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Qualifying Round Group A 1 84.47
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