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Vitezslav Vesely wins men’s javelin at worlds

August 17, 2013

MOSCOW (AP) — Vitezslav Vesely of the Czech Republic won the men’s javelin at the world championships on Saturday with a throw 87.17 meters, edging 2007 champion Tero Pitkamaki of Finland by 10 centimeters.

Dmitri Tarabin of Russia took bronze on his last throw with a mark of 86.23. He pushed Julius Yego out of medal contention, leaving the Kenyan to settle for a national record of 85.40 in fourth.

Vesely set the top mark on his first throw and only Pitkamaki got close on his third attempt.

Two-time Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway, who was also the 2009 world champion, finished seventh.

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