Matthias de Zordo

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Matthias de Zordo
2012-06-07 Bislett Games De Zordo.jpg
Matthias de Zordo at the 2012 Bislett Games
Personal information
Full name Matthias de Zordo
Nationality German
Born (1988-02-21) 21 February 1988 (age 26)
Bad Kreuznach, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 97 kg (214 lb)
Sport
Country Germany
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club SV Saar 05 Saarbrücken
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 88.36 metres (September 2011)

Matthias de Zordo (born 21 February 1988 in Bad Kreuznach[1]) is a German athlete who is the current World Champion in the men's javelin throw. With a throw of 87.81 metres, he won the silver medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona.

De Zordo is the reigning German Champion after winning gold earlier in July 2010 at the 2010 German Athletics Championships in Braunschweig and again at the 2011 German Athletics Championships in Kassel.

In 2011, he won gold at the World Championships in Daegu with a throw of 86.27 metres. He finished off his 2011 season with a win at the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels with a personal best of 88.36 metres. With his win in Brussels, he also secured the Diamond League trophy for the men's javelin.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Germany
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 1st 78.59 m
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 8th 75.40 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 87.81 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 86.27 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 2006 - 71.67
  • 2007 - 78.67
  • 2008 - 82.51
  • 2009 - 80.15
  • 2010 - 87.81
  • 2011 - 88.36
  • 2012 - 81.62
  • 2013 - 81.49

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matthias de Zordo im Porträt". NDR (in German). Retrieved 31 July 2010. 

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