Matti Närhi

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Juha Matti Närhi (born 17 August 1975 in Viitasaari) is a Finnish javelin thrower.

His personal best throw is 88.24 metres, achieved in July 1997 in Soini.

World indoor best holder at javelin; March 3, 1996 he threw 85.78 in Kajaani, Finland.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 2nd 71.74 m
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 74.92 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 2nd 80.72 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 82.59 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 12th 79.47 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada NM
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th 80.28 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1991 - 57.40
  • 1992 - 70.24
  • 1993 - 73.18
  • 1994 - 76.14
  • 1995 - 83.14
  • 1996 - 84.42
  • 1997 - 88.24
  • 1998 - 84.38
  • 1999 - 87.88
  • 2000 - 82.74
  • 2001 - 84.21
  • 2003 - 77.30
  • 2004 - 86.61

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