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    80.42 is enough to make the top 8. I hope they will start hitting it right(er) at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut View Post
    Järvinen #1. Myyrä #2.

    It's not an obvious call because Myyrä has two Oly golds to Järvinen's one, both lost one opportunity at further Oly gold/medals to wars (Järvinen could plausibly have been a contender in '44 but probably it would have been enough for him if he actually medalled in '40), both had very good longevity and while Järvinen had 10 official WRs to Myyrä's 1, that stat lies an awful lot because of weirdness in what did and didn't get the official IAAF stamp. (If you just look at throws that were the longest ever in the world up to that point, it's Järvinen 8-Myyrä 5.)

    Järvinen gets #1 mostly for greater peak dominance ('34) and for competing in a more developed era, I sometimes look at today's Finnish throwers and feel depressed that they can't even throw as far as he did.
    Good analysis, I didn't know Myyra's full record. Though Suomi's recent record in JT has not perhaps been what it was earlier, it is good to think back to the 60s especially with Pauli Nevala and Jorma Kinnunen, amongst others. (Both perhaps overshadowed by one of the all time greats, the man from Elgava, Janis Lusis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catson52 View Post
    Good analysis, I didn't know Myyra's full record. Though Suomi's recent record in JT has not perhaps been what it was earlier, it is good to think back to the 60s especially with Pauli Nevala and Jorma Kinnunen, amongst others.
    Seppo Raty and Aki Parviainen were pretty good Not to mention Kimmo Kinnunen and Tapio Korjus winning global titles.
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    Pretty underwhelming so far. Surely someone has to flight one out there soon. Maybe they need to adjust the air-con.
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    Kirt injured himself on his fifth throw

    Vetter's ankle injury seems to be bothering him, but he managed to throw 89 despite it in the qualifying, we'll see if he has one more big one left.
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    Anderson actually improving by 20 cm in round 4. But other than that, no changes, with just one round to go.
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    dislocated shoulder, based on the way they tugged on it?
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    Räty was one of the greats. 3 Oly medals, WC gold and silver, big WR (even if it got wiped out), and outsized personality. He'd shrug off injuries and go out there and medal anyway.

    (Let's give Vetter credit; that's what he did today too, even if it was reasonable to hope for even more.)

    Etelätalo 4th, somehow.
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    Arguably the weakest final of these championships, in terms of both standard and drama. Peters was a deserved winner, though, with two longest throws of the competition and two more good ones.
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    The 2010s sure are the decade for virgin countries producing surprising javelin champs and medallists.
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