• Thorkildsen Ends Season
» Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Article source: Athletics
The double Olympic javelin champion Andreas Thorkildsen has decided to end his season. Already after his unsuccessful 6th place finish in London Olympics athlete could not decide whether to continue the season. Now, after very poor throwing (71.05m) in Diamond League meeting Stockholm last Friday, Thorkildsen has finally decided to put a period to this season.
"It's a continuation of things I was struggling with in London," explained Thorkildsen to Norwegian news service NTB. "I knew that things weren't right and I did not want to drive my body any further. Now it is best I draw a line under this season and concentrate on coming back better than ever next year".
Javelin thrower will take some time off right now from javelin
"Now it's two and a half months off, even though I will obviously train as before. I haven't reached my goals for the season. The sort of throws I have had lately are not the kind of thing I am interested in." Throrkildsen concluded.
Besides Olympics Andreas Thorkildsen failed to win a medal in European Championships in Helsinki.
Article Source: European athletics