Javelin thrower Gailums wins the sixth place in the European Championship; Strobinder takes the eighth position / Day


Štrobinder threw the javelin at a distance of 74.29 meters in the first attempt, but Gailums only reached the mark of 70.41 meters, Latvian athletes taking eighth and ninth place after the first attempt.

On the other hand, in the second attempt, the results of both Latvian javelin throwers were not counted, but in the third run, Gailums threw the javelin 78.82 meters far, which allowed him to move up to the fifth place. Strobinder also improved the result (76.16 meters) in the third attempt, maintaining the eighth position.

In the fourth run, in which Gailum’s result was not counted, Strobinder managed to throw the javelin even further – 77.10 meters.

In the fifth attempt, Gailum had a worse result (77 meters), which he failed to improve even in the final run. Strobinder’s last two attempts turned out to be unsuccessful, ending the European championship in eighth place with a result of 77.10 meters.

Gailums finished sixth in the European Championship with a result of 78.82 meters.

The victory was won by German javelin thrower Julian Weber, whose thrown javelin reached the mark of 87.66 meters in the fourth attempt. The second place with a result of 87.28 meters was taken by Jakub Vadlejh from the Czech Republic, while the top three was completed by Finland’s Lasi Eteletalo (86.44 meters).

Gailums and Strobinders did not meet the qualification standard on Friday, but the results they achieved were enough to enter the main competition.

Gailums threw the javelin 77.55 meters in the first attempt, but Strobinder managed to throw the javelin 77.33 meters. These were the best results for both athletes, allowing them to take the eighth and tenth best results in the sum of the two groups, respectively, and enter the main competition.

Gatis Čakšs finished the European Championship in 17th place with a result of 74.63 meters.

None of the javelin throwers met the standard (83.50 m), but the best result was achieved by Jakub Vadlejh from the Czech Republic, who managed to throw the javelin at a distance of 81.81 meters.

Previously, at the world championship, Gailums and Strobinder, throwing the javelin at a distance of 79.66 and 79.39 meters, respectively, took 13th and 15th place in the qualifying competition, but Cakš, after contracting Lyme disease, did not recover quickly enough to compete in the world championship.

Gailuma’s best result of the season is his personal record of 83.65 meters, Strobinder managed to throw the javelin 80.91 meters, while Cakš achieved his best result at the beginning of May, throwing the javelin 83.66 meters.

This is Strobinder’s fourth European championship, and he managed to achieve the best result in 2018, when he won 11th place. On the other hand, both Gailums and Čakš are competing in the European Championship for the second time, having previously competed in 2018 and taking 14th and 13th place, respectively.

Traditionally, the winners of the 4×100 meter relay will be determined on the last day of the championship.

Latvia is represented at the European Athletics Championships by Līna Mūze, Madara Palameika, Patriks Gailums, Rolands Štrobinders and Gatis Čakšs in the javelin throw, Gunta Vaičule in the 400-meter sprint, Rūta Kate Lasmane in the triple jump and Raivo Saulkēris in the 20-kilometer walk.


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