2012 Euro Champs: Vesely wins Javelin, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

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Vitezlav Vesely, photo by PhotoRun.net

For Vitezlav, this Euro gold in the javelin was for him, and his coach, WR and javelin god, Jan Zelezny. Zelezny, who some may remember, was given a try out for the Atlanta Braves after the 1996 Summer Olympics, never won a gold at the Europeans in the javelin. I can still close my eyes and see Zelezny throw the javelin. Sublime.....

 

HELSINKI SECOND SESSION - THURSDAY

 

 

QUOTE OF THE SESSION

„I would give the gold medal to my coach, but I know he would not want it," javelin winner Vitezslav Vesely about his coach legendary Jan Zelezny, who never won European gold.

 

RESULT OF THE SESSION

Pascal Behrenbruch third European lead of the Championships and PB 8558. Best German winning score, first German winning since 1971, second best mark in the World 2012.

 

SURPRISE OF THE SESSION

Russian Golovkina winning the 5000 m when Moreira did not expect her. Improving from 11th in Barcelona.

 

FAVORITE FALLS

Long jump title defender Radevica 6th, Javelin title defender Thorkildsen 4th and stopped after 3 throws due to cramp, former world champ Pitkamäki 11th, and another title defender Sailer 6th in the 100 m.

 

OTHERS

LEMAITRE: After Borzov and Christie could win two titles in a 100 m in a row. He is not running here the 200 m, but the relay. His next races: Paris 100 m against Gay, London 200 m against Spearmon.

SEBRLE: His last Eurochamps outdoor (he says maybe Goteborg indoor still a possibility) and qualifies to London with 8052, his 51st 8000 decathlon, what is a special „world record", second best also Czech Tomas Dvorak has 35.

HIGH JUMP: First 3-way tie in history of Eurochamps in HJ women for bronze.

 

SPECTATORS

THURSDAY: 12 999 morning, 22 825 evening (official figures)

 

MEDALS (8 events)

FRA 2-1-0, RUS 1-1-2, GER 1-1-0,  already 15 countries with medals.

 

POINTS (8 events)

FRA and UKR 35, RUS 33, already 24 countries with points.

 

AGENTS BY GOLD MEDALS 

Ricky Simms 1-0-0

Alfonz Juck 1-0-0

Rene Auguin 1-0-0

Linda Ferga-Khodadin 1-0-0

Chris Layne 1-0-0

Tonje Angelsen and Pascal Behrenbruch without agent

EME NEWS is trying to find out who is the agent of Olga Golovkina.

 

STATS

5000 m: It was first gold medal for RUS at W5000m in European Championships. 0.35 sec is the smallest difference between gold and bronze.

100 m:  Lalova became only the second European Junior Champion to win European Championships at W100m.

Long Jump: It was first medal for FRA in this event at European Championships.

High Jump: Spain and Norway had their first medals in this event from European Champs.

Javelin Throw: It was first gold medal for CZE in this event at the European Championships. 49cm ties the smallest winning margin at JT in European Championships, Backley had 49 cm back in 2000.

100m: Second France 1-2 after Piquemal and Delecour in 1962 after 50 years

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