Magnus Arvidsson (athlete)

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Magnus Arvidsson (born February 20, 1983) is a male Swedish javelin thrower.

He finished tenth at the 2006 European Championships, tenth at the 2007 World Championships, third at the 2007 World Athletics Final and eleventh at the 2008 Olympic Games.

His personal best is 85.75 metres, set in Osaka in May 2007, the second longest throw ever by a Swedish javelin thrower, behind only Patrik Bodén's national record.

Arvidsson decided to retire at the age of 28, in April 2011.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sweden
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 22nd (q) 62.57 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 15th (q) 69.19 m
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 3rd 76.15 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 78.53 m
2007 IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 83.37 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 11th 80.16 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 2000 - 50.99
  • 2001 - 63.84
  • 2002 - 69.90
  • 2003 - 70.08
  • 2004 - 73.98
  • 2005 - 77.83
  • 2006 - 81.75
  • 2007 - 85.75
  • 2008 - 83.28
  • 2009 - 77.41

References[edit]

  1. ^ World leads for Russians Makarov and Zagorniy in Adler, www.european-athletics.org ; 25/04/11.