The German javelin thrower Johannes Vetter decorated the Super League of the European Athletics Team Championship with the third longest throw of all time, 96.29 meters. In Chorzów, this time he approached the world record of Jan Železný (98.48) by 219 centimeters, last year the 28-year-old former world champion threw 97.76 at the same Slaski stadium.
VVetter in Poland completed only two attempts. In the first, he sent a spear to a distance of 94.24 and by four centimeters he exceeded his current high this year from Ostrava’s Golden Stilts. He immediately added the second longest throw in his life, he did not make another attempt.
“Unfortunately, I felt a thigh puller, so we’ll see,” Vetter explained. “But he is very happy with the performance,” said the thrower, who has already crossed the 90-meter mark in the fifth race this season. In history, none other than him and Zelezny threw 94 meters.
With the victory, Vetter contributed to the “half-life” lead of the German team with a gain of 93.5 points ahead of the Polish champions of the championship (88.5), the third being the British (88). The competition will culminate on Sunday.