Andreas Thorkildsen

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Javelin Thrower
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Date of Birth April 1, 1982
Place of Birth Norway
Age 38 years old
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Andreas Thorkildsen

Andreas Thorkildsen is a retired Norwegian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He was the Olympic Champion in 2004 and 2008, European Champion in 2006 and 2010, and World Champion in 2009. He is the first male javelin thrower in history to simultaneously be European, World and Olympic Champion. He was also a three-time silver medalist at the World Championships, placing second in 2005, 2007 and 2011. His personal best of 91.59 m, set in 2006, is the Norwegian record.

Sport: Track and field
Event(s): Javelin throw
Club: Kristiansand IF
Coached by: Åsmund Martinsen
Personal best(s): NR 91.59 m (2006)
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About Andreas Thorkildsen

Norwegian javelin thrower who was the Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008.

Before Fame

He started javelin throwing at age 11 and was initially coached by his father.

Achievement

He was the first male javelin thrower to become European champion, World champion and Olympic champion.

Family Life

His father Tomm Thorkildsen was also a javelin thrower.

Associations

He and Dainis Kula both competed in the javelin throw at the Olympics.

Information related to Andreas Thorkildsen

  • Norwegian male javelin throwers
  • Sportspeople from Kristiansand
  • People educated at Kristiansand Cathedral School
  • Olympic athletes of Norway
  • Olympic gold medalists for Norway
  • Olympic gold medalists in athletics (track and field)
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