21 OCT 2000 General News

Men's javelin throw final

Men’s javelin throw
Steven Downes for IAAF

22 October 2000 – Gerhardus Pienaar underlined what a great championships these have been for South Africa, when he won his team’s fourth gold medal in the men’s javelin final here on Sunday.

The big man’s third-round national junior record 78.11 metres secured the title, from Norway’s Andreas Thorkilsen, whose 76.34 was also a national junior best.

Korea won their first medal of the championships, thanks to the fourth-round effortof 72.36 by Jae-Myong Park.