Tiina Lillak

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Tiina Lillak
Tiina Lillak, EC 1983 - Sittard.1.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ilse Kristiina Lillak
Born (1961-04-15) 15 April 1961 (age 53)
Helsinki
Height 1.81 m
Weight 74 kg

Ilse Kristiina Lillak (born 15 April 1961) is a former Finnish javelin thrower, a world champion and an Olympic medalist.

Timeline[edit]

1982:

1983:

  • On June 13 Lillak again broke the world record, throwing 74.76 meters in Tampere. This distance remained a world record until June 1985, and also stood as a national record for Finland until 1999, when the javelin type was altered and the former records were wiped clean.
  • In the 1983 World Championships in Athletics held in Helsinki, Lillak became the champion in front of her home crowd when she threw for 70.82 meters (enough for the win) on her last attempt leaving Britain's 2nd placed Fatima Whitbread in tears at Trackside as she went running off down the track celebrating with the ecstatic crowd. The whole season was a success for Lillak, who threw over 70 meters in 16 separate competitions and didn't lose a single time.

1984:

1986:

1987:

1988:

1989:

  • Lillak participated in five competitions.

1990:

1991:

1992:

  • Retired from athletics and became a masseuse.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Greece Sofia Sakorafa
Women's Javelin Best Year Performance
1983
Succeeded by
East Germany Petra Felke