Vítězslav Veselý

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Vítězslav Veselý
Vítězslav Veselý 2010 Arena Games.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Czech
Born (1983-02-27) February 27, 1983 (age 31)
Hodonín, Czechoslovakia
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb; 14.8 st)
Sport
Country Czech Republic
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club Dukla Praha
Turned pro 2002–
Coached by Jan Železný
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Javelin throw: 88.34 (2012)

Vítězslav Veselý (Czech pronunciation: [ˈviːcɛslaf ˈvɛsɛliː]) (born 27 February 1983) is a Czech javelin thrower.

He finished ninth at the 2002 World Junior Championships. He threw a personal best throw of 81.20 metres during the qualifying round at the 2008 Olympic Games and finished twelfth in the final. He was less successful at his first World Championships in Athletics the following year, failing to make the final with a throw of 75.76 m.

Veselý improved his personal best by more than five metres at a meeting in Olomouc in May 2010, throwing a world leading mark of 86.45 m.[1] He was ninth at the 2010 European Athletics Championships that year. He came close to a major medal with a fourth place finish at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. He had his second best ever throw at the Shanghai 2012 Diamond League meet, winning with a mark of 85.40 m.[2] At the 2012 Olympic Games, Veselý threw a new personal best of 88.34 m to improve his world lead;[3] in the final, however, his last throw of 83.34 m was only good enough for 4th place.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 9th 68.76 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 12th 76.76 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 28th (q) 75.76 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 9th 77.83 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 4th 84.11 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 83.72 m
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 4th 83.34 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 87.17 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 84.79 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 2002 – 73.22
  • 2006 – 75.98
  • 2007 – 79.45
  • 2008 – 81.20
  • 2009 – 80.35
  • 2010 – 86.45
  • 2011 – 84.11
  • 2012 – 88.34
  • 2013 – 87.58
  • 2014 - 87.38

References[edit]

  1. ^ World leads for Vesely and Müller. European Athletics (2010-05-09). Retrieved on 2010-05-22.
  2. ^ Johnson, Len (2012-05-19). Liu Xiang and G. Dibaba the standouts in rainy Shanghai – Samsung Diamond League. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
  3. ^ Turner, Chris (2012-08-08). London 2012 – Event Report – Men's Javelin Throw Qualification. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-09-03.
  4. ^ Turner, Chris (2012-08-08). London 2012 – Event Report – Men's Javelin Throw Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-09-03.

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