German Johannes Vetter snatched the second javelin throw in the world with his second 86.94-meter throw at the Kuortane GP. The 2017 world champion’s best quote came in the final round of the race, when he overtook second-placed Sweden’s Kim Amb by just over a meter.
At his best, Vetter, who pulled over 94 meters, was cautiously happy with his performance after the race.
- First of all, I am grateful that I remained more or less healthy. During the race, there was a slight cramp in my leg, but luckily I was able to throw a full six times. There were good ingredients in a few throws, so I can’t be very disappointed.
In the second round of the race, Vetter rushed to the 90-meter limit so often thrown at Kuortane, but eventually fell over the line of the arc of horror.
- It was a long throw, so it's a shame I stepped over it. Too bad, but it's a sport.
Vetter praised the atmosphere created by the Finnish audience and promised to come back soon.
- I enjoy throwing and training here. Things work just fine and everyone is friendly, a real sports people. My intention is to come to Turku in less than a couple of weeks for the Paavo Nurmi competitions.