Libor Charfreitag

Libor Charfreitag (born 11 September 1977 in Trnava) is a former hammer thrower from Slovakia. His personal best throw is 81.81 metres, achieved in June 2003 in Prague.

Libor Charfreitag
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Libor Charfreitag at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka.
Personal information
BornSeptember 11, 1977 (1977-09-11) (age 44)
Trnava, Czechoslovakia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight117 kg (258 lb)
Country Slovakia
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubDinamo Trnava
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)81.81 m (2003)


He was chosen Slovak athlete of the year in 2003. He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

He had a highly successful season in 2010: he won the gold medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, beat all-comers at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup and finished third in the inaugural IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge series, finishing behind Asian throwers Koji Murofushi and Dilshod Nazarov.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Slovakia
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 13th (q) 61.52 m
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 8th 75.18 m
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 72.82 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 32nd (q) 70.20 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 30th (q) 72.52 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 18th (q) 75.29 m
Universiade Beijing, China 10th 69.49 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 7th 79.20 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 13th 76.52 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 2nd 81.22 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 77.54 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 5th 76.99 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 76.05 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 6th 76.59 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th (q) 74.13 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 81.60 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 7th 75.89 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 8th 78.65 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th 72.63 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 80.02 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 22nd (q) 72.20 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 26th (q) 69.65 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands NM


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