Andreas Hofmann (javelin thrower)

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Andreas Hofmann
2016-06 Hofmann Bislett.jpg
Andreas Hofmann at Bislett Games, 2016
Personal information
Full nameAndreas Emil Hofmann
Born (1991-12-16) 16 December 1991 (age 27)
Heidelberg, Germany
EducationSchiller International University, Heidelberg campus
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
Sport
Country Germany
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubMTG Mannheim
Coached byLutz Klemm
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)92.06 m (2018)
Updated on 13 August 2018.

Andreas Emil Hofmann (born 16 December 1991) is a German track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. His personal best of 92.06 m ranks him eighth on the overall list.[1]

Career[edit]

As a junior, he won gold at the 2009 European Junior Championships. His first senior international competition was the 2014 European Championships. He finished sixth at the 2015 World Championships and eight at the 2017 World Championships. His best result as of 2017 is second place at the 2017 Summer Universiade, where he set his personal best of 91.07 m.

In July 2018, he won gold at the 2018 German Athletics Championships, setting a championship record of 89.55 m.[2] In August, he won silver at the 2018 European Athletics Championships with a throw of 87.60 m.[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 1st Javelin throw 75.89 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 9th Javelin throw 77.42 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 6th Javelin throw 86.01 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 8th Javelin throw 83.98 m
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 2nd Javelin throw 91.07 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd Javelin throw 87.60 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 2008 - 65.03
  • 2009 - 77.84
  • 2010 - 66.75
  • 2011 - 73.98
  • 2012 - 80.81
  • 2013 - 75.56
  • 2014 - 86.13
  • 2015 - 86.14
  • 2016 - 85.42
  • 2017 - 91.07
  • 2018 - 92.06

Personal life[edit]

Hofmann studies sports science in Mannheim.[4] In his free time he is an avid supporter of Handball-Bundesliga side Rhein-Neckar Löwen and can regularly be seen in the stands during home games in the SAP Arena.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreas Hofmann at IAAF
  2. ^ Bob Ramsak (22 July 2018). "Hofmann takes German javelin title". IAAF.
  3. ^ Javelin Throw Men European Athletic Association
  4. ^ Athlete portrait Archived 2016-05-17 at the Wayback Machine, sportschau.de

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