Joachim Olsen of Denmark puts 21.27m in Kuortane (Paula Noronen) © Copyright
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Olsen the star of Danish line-up for Helsinki

Denmark’s only international meeting, Aarhus Games (former EAA permit), was held on the 24 July for the first time since 1996.
The main event - a rematch in the men’s Shot Put between Olympic champion Yuriy Bilonog and the home crowd favourite, the bronze medallist Joachim B. Olsen - again saw the Ukrainian taking the victory with a season's best of 20.93 after having produced five throws further than 20.70.

Olsen, who was competing at the meeting after three consecutive competitions with 21m puts, this time could not delight his fans in Aarhus, where he lives and trains, and produced a best of 20.75m.
Danish recordholder, Christina Scherwin, won the women’s Javelin with 58.93m, but the highlight of the day came in the men’s Triple Jump where Anders Møller won the competition, surprisingly twice improving his own national record: 16.61m in the second attempt and then 16.76m in his fifth jump. The latter qualifying him for Helsinki as the last one of a five-head delegation.

Jeppe Weinreich for the IAAF
Denmark's team:
Joachim B. Olsen (men's Shot Put, 21.32-SB)
Morten Jensen (men's Long Jump, 8.25-NR)
Piotrek Buciarski (men's Pole Vault, 5.50-SB)
Anders Møller (men's Triple Jump, 16.76-NR)
Christina Scherwin (women's Javelin Throw, 60.17-NR)
Wilson Kipketer (men's 800 m.) and Anne-Mette Jensen (women's marathon)  also qualified but chose not to participate.