Petr Frydrych

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Petr Frydrych
2011-06-09 Frydrych.jpg
Petr Frydrych at the 2011 Bislett Games
Personal information
Born (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 26)
Height 2 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Country  Czech Republic
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Petr Frydrych (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̩ ˈfrɪdrɪx]) (born January 13, 1988 in Klatovy, Czech Republic) is a Czech javelin thrower. His current personal best mark of 88.23 metres, thrown on May 27, 2010 in Ostrava, places him third on the Czech all-time list,[1] behind world record holder and three-time Olympic champion Jan Železný, who is currently his coach,[2] and Vítězslav Veselý.

Early career[edit]

Frydrych competed in the 2005 World Youth Championships, 2006 World Junior Championships[3] and 2007 European Junior Championships, without much success.

In 2009 Frydrych, by then under Železný's guidance,[4] exploded to the international elite. He improved his personal best from 75.55 to 84.96[3] and placed second in the European U23 Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania, passed in the last round by Finland's Ari Mannio.[5] He qualified for the final at the World Championships in Berlin, finishing 10th with a 79.29 effort.[6]

The 2010 season started well for Frydrych, who first improved to 85.60 at the May 23 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix, losing to Norway's two-time Olympic Champion Andreas Thorkildsen by only half a metre.[7] Only four days later, he threw a world-leading 88.23 metres at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava.[8] In javelin's first appearance in the inaugural IAAF Diamond Race, at Oslo on June 4, Frydrych again placed a narrow second to Thorkildsen, this time with a mark of 85.33.[9]

Frydrych was second to Thorkildsen once more at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City,[10] but a back injury spoiled the rest of 2010 for him, and he only placed 10th at the European Championships.[11]

Frydrych won the 2011 Diamond League opener in Doha, Qatar with a mark of 85.32, almost a metre ahead of Robert Oosthuizen.[12]

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 2006 - 70.91
  • 2007 - 75.55
  • 2008 - 74.13
  • 2009 - 84.96
  • 2010 - 88.23
  • 2011 - 85.32
  • 2012 - 81.14
  • 2013 - 82.39
  • 2014 - 85.07

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAAF Toplists jt m". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Železný looks forward to women´s hamer throw and his own trainees". Ostrava Golden Spike. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Frydrych Petr Biography". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Kladivářka Šafránková a oštěpař Frydrych mají stříbro z ME 22" (in Czech). Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  5. ^ Michael Butcher (2009-07-19). "European U23 Champs - Day Three". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  6. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw Results" (pdf). IAAF. 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  7. ^ "Oštěpař Frydrych v Šanghaji těsně prohrál jen s Thorkildsenem" (in Czech). Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  8. ^ "OSTRAVA GOLDEN SPIKE : Results". Ostrava Golden Spike. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  9. ^ "Official Results - Men - Javelin Throw". IAAF. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  10. ^ "adidas Grand Prix New York City, NY (USA)". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  11. ^ "Wind on Andreas’ and Petr’s side". Diamond League. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  12. ^ "Javelin Throw". Diamond League. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.