Andreas Thorkildsen

Andreas Thorkildsen

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Andreas Thorkildsen (born 1 April 1982) is a Norwegian javelin thrower, born in Kristiansand. He is the first male javelin thrower in history to be both European champion, World champion and Olympic champion. He was Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008, European champion in 2006 and 2010, World Champion in 2009 as well as twice silver medalist at the World championships in 2005 and 2007. He is leading the IAAF world ranking in javelin throw as of September 2008. He set a world junior record in 2001. He has a personal best of 91.59m set in 2006.

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Thorkildsen's father Tomm Thorkildsen is a former javelin thrower, achieving a personal best throw of 71.64 metres in 1974. His mother Bente (née Amundsen) became national champion in the 100 metres hurdles in 1972, representing Hamar IL. He took his secondary education at Kristiansand Cathedral School.

Thorkildsen's relationship with the Norwegian hurdler Christina Vukicevic...
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