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Flash: Thorkildsen strikes gold in Men's Javelin Throw final

Updated: 2008-08-23 20:32:36

(BEIJING, August 23) -- Defending Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway took first place in the Men's Javelin Throw final with a throw of 90.57m, setting a new Olympic record in the process. In second place to claim the silver was Ainars Kovals of Latvia, throwing a personal best of 86.64m. Finland's Tero Pitkamki claimed the bronze medal with 86.16m.

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