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|
|Coached by:||Åsmund Martinsen|
|Personal best(s):||NR 91.59 m (2006)|
|IMDb:||Andreas Thorkildsen's IMDb|
About Andreas Thorkildsen
Norwegian javelin thrower who was the Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008.
He started javelin throwing at age 11 and was initially coached by his father.
He was the first male javelin thrower to become European champion, World champion and Olympic champion.
His father Tomm Thorkildsen was also a javelin thrower.
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)