Tarabin produces best Javelin mark since 2011 at Russian Championships


Two world leading marks in the throws, thanks to Dmitry Tarabin and Tatyana Lysenko, provided the highlights of the third day of Russian Championships in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday (24).

Tarabin, the 2013 World University Games champion, achieved a personal best of 88.84m with the last throw of the competition at the final test event before the IAAF World Championships at the same venue next month. It was also the best throw in the world for almost two years.

He led the competition from first round, when launched his spear out to 84.49m and had three more throws over 80 metres before unleashing his big throw. Nobody else in the competition went over 80 metres.

“I’m a little tired as I’m training with the World Championships in mind. So I did not expect such a result today. The javelin run up sector is remarkable, and the track is great and the location ideal (for big throws),” said Tarabin.

“I recently watched videos from the 1980 Olympic Games, it was amazing and I hope that the stadium for the World Championships is also filled because support from the audience is very important.

“The main spectator for me today was my wife Maria Abakumova. I saw her in the stands and felt her support.”


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