Teemu WIRKKALA

Teemu Wirkkala - Finland - 5th in the Javelin at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 23 August 2008

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Saturday, 14 January 1984
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Kokkola, Finland.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Finland
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Teemu WIRKKALA - Finland - 5th in the Javelin at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Teemu is pictured above during the final of the mens Javelin at the 2008 Olympic

Games in Beijing. He finished in a creditable 5th place with a throw of 83.46m.


In 2003 he won the European Junior Championships (79.98m) and in 2009

was the Finnish National Champion (85.84m)



Men's Javelin Final

2008 Olympic Games


1. Andreas THORKILDSEN   NOR   90.57m OR
2. Ainars KOVALS   LAT   86.64m
3. Tero PITKAMAKI   FIN   86.16m
4. Tero JARVENPAA   FIN   83.95m
5. Teemu WIRKKALA   FIN   83.46m
6. Jarrod BANNISTER   AUS   83.45m
7. Ilya KOROTKOV   RUS   83.15m
8. Uladzimir KAZLOU   BLR   82.06m

 

ANNUAL PROGRESS.

 

2015     84.39     Turku     25 JUN
2014     77.45     Kuopio     02 AUG
2013     82.91     Turku     16 JUN
2012     83.73     Raasepori     07 JUN
2011     82.39     Shanghai (SS)     15 MAY
2010     86.53     Kuortane     26 JUN
2009     87.23     Joensuu     22 JUL (personal best)
2008     84.10     Pihtipudas     29 JUN
2007     84.06     Kuortane     03 JUN
2006     82.82     Kuortane     24 JUN
2005     80.68     Saarijärvi     25 JUN
2004     80.97     Marsa     13 MAR
2003     80.57     Espoo     14 SEP
2002     74.56     Kuortane     18 MAY