Young Latvian cracks junior world record

  • 2011-03-21
  • Jared Grellet
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Latvian Zigismunds Sirmais has broken the world junior javelin record at the European Cup Winter Throwing meet on Sunday.Going into the competition with a previous personal best of 82.72 m, the 18 year old blew the competition away with a throw of 84.72 m, bettering the previous world record mark by 60cm. The previous record was set ten years ago by World and Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway. “The conditions were awful, but I seem to throw all my best results in bad weather,” Sirmais told following the meet, adding that...
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