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Flash Interviews: Javelin Men Final


The party at home in Finland will be pretty big. That was my dream, to win the gold medal. Our team did not win a medal here until today so in javelin was the last chance. I was a little bit nervous because in the qualification I was not able to achieve the standard. My technique was something I was thinking about before the competition. It worked well finally. Today was my day. I am so happy also because in Helsinki before two years at home I had a black day. I must thank also the great audience here. Before the last throw I started to be relaxed because I already had the gold. And that helped a lot to achieve the 90 metres.

Silver - Andreas THORKILDSEN, NOR

I was looking for the gold. But it was all the matter of who was the best today and Tero did a good job. I've been injured, so some small things are missing. I just wasn't able to do what I wanted. I tried my best but it wasn't there.

Bronze - Breaux GREER, USA

I am not as happy as Andreas (laughs). No, I am not really happy. I hope that next year will be better. Sometimes you take what you can get. There were some technical problems, but nothing that I could not fix. Oh, it was bad. I was just off. It would have been nice to catch one really good throw. I had planned on coming out on the first throw - over 90 metres - BANG! But it did not work. This is one of these weird competitions...