Topi Parviainen

JERUSALEM (ISR, Jul 6) – Topi Parviainen from Finland highlighted day 3 of the European U18 Championships by winning the men’s javelin in impressive style.

 Topi Parviainen threw 84.52m for the javelin gold medal, beating his closest rivals by more than 10-metre.

The mark by  Topi Parviainen, with 700g implement, makes it a European All-time best. The previous mark was 83.94m by Niklas Kaul 83.94. It is also 2nd best Worldwide. Top mark is 89.34 by Argentinian Braian Toledo from 2010.

World champion 1999 Aki Parviainen is his uncle and his father Mika Parviainen is Universiade medalist 1993 in javelin. 

Ali Peker from Turkey won shot put with 21.10m WL, in hammer Cyprus favourite Iosif Kesidis came out on top with 78.92m. 

Dutch Niels Laros won the 1500 m in 3:49.99 MR. 

David Garcia from Spain was also a big winner with 46.67 MR in the 400m and more than one second ahead of the others. 

Surprise in the 200m with French Dejan Ottou coming out on top in 21.10 (+1.5) PB. Italian Eduardo Longobardi, who clocked 21.22 for second, was the favourite. He ran a meet-record 21.04 (+1.2) in the semifinals. 

In pole vault, 5.10m clearance on count back was enough for Poland’s Michal Gawenda to win. 

Croatian 100m finalist Roko Farkas leads clearly in the decathlon overnight with 4,114 points, as he was best in the 100m 10.57 (+1.2, U18 European decathlon best) and 400m 48.89.

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