News29 Mar 2017

Yego, Walcott and Pitkamaki added to Turku’s javelin field


Kenya's Julius Yego in the javelin (© AFP / Getty Images)

Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games have announced that three global champions will join Olympic champion Thomas Rohler on the javelin runway at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku on 13 June.

World champion Julius Yego, 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and 2007 world champion Tero Pitkamaki will face Rohler and his German compatriot Johannes Vetter in the Finnish city. All five men have PBs beyond 89 metres.

Rohler won in Turku last year, throwing a world-leading 91.28m to add more than two metres to the meeting record Pitkamaki set in 2015.

The addition of Yego, Walcott and Vetter means the top four finishers from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be reunited in Turku.

Organisers for the IAAF