Vetter comes near breaking javelin document

London, September 7

Germany’s Johannes Vetter produced the second longest javelin throw in historical past when he threw 97.76 metres on the Tour Gold occasion in Chorzow, Poland, yesterday.

Jan Zelezny’s document has stood the take a look at of time since he threw 98.48 metres in 1996 however 27-year-old Vetter’s effort on his third try got here shut, touchdown 72 centimetres shy of the Czech’s mark.

“I just don’t know what to say, it was really close to a perfect moment. You can feel it in your body when you have a good throw,” Vetter mentioned after he beat his personal private finest by greater than three metres.

“I think that lots of people didn’t think it was possible to throw a javelin more than 95 metres in a closed stadium. I did it and I think there is a lot space for improvement. Very small differences, tiny differences, can make a difference of many metres,” he added.

Vetter had one other colossal effort on his fifth throw which measured 94.84 metres, the fifth finest throw ever. — Reuters

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