Petr Frydrych

Petr Frydrych (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̩ ˈfrɪdrɪx]; born 13 January 1988) is a Czech track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. His personal best of 88.32 m was set at the 2017 World Championships, where he won the bronze medal.[2] He is coached by world record holder and three-time Olympic Champion Jan Železný.[3]

Petr Frydrych
2011-06-09 Frydrych.jpg
Petr Frydrych at the 2011 Bislett Games
Personal information
Born (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 32)
Klatovy, Czechoslovakia[1]
Height1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Country Czech Republic
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin throw
Coached byJan Železný
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)88.32 m (2017)

Early careerEdit

Frydrych competed in the 2005 World Youth Championships, 2006 World Junior Championships[4] and 2007 European Junior Championships, without much success.

In 2009 Frydrych, by then under Železný's guidance,[5] exploded to the international elite. He improved his personal best from 75.55 to 84.96[4] and placed second in the European U23 Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania, passed in the last round by Finland's Ari Mannio.[6] He qualified for the final at the World Championships in Berlin, finishing 10th with a 79.29 effort.[7]

The 2010 season started well for Frydrych, who first improved to 85.60 at the May 23 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix, losing to Norway's two-time Olympic Champion Andreas Thorkildsen by only half a metre.[8] Only four days later, he threw a world-leading 88.23 metres at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava.[9] In javelin's first appearance in the inaugural IAAF Diamond Race, at Oslo on June 4, Frydrych again placed a narrow second to Thorkildsen, this time with a mark of 85.33.[10]

Frydrych was second to Thorkildsen once more at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City,[11] but a back injury spoiled the rest of 2010 for him, and he only placed 10th at the European Championships.[12]

Frydrych won the 2011 Diamond League opener in Doha, Qatar with a mark of 85.32, almost a metre ahead of Robert Oosthuizen.[13]

Seasonal bests by yearEdit

  • 2006 – 70.91
  • 2007 – 75.55
  • 2008 – 74.13
  • 2009 – 84.96
  • 2010 – 88.23
  • 2011 – 85.32
  • 2012 – 81.14
  • 2013 – 82.39
  • 2014 – 85.07
  • 2015 – 85.52
  • 2016 – 84.10
  • 2017 – 88.32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Petr Frydrych". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "IAAF Toplists jt m". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  3. ^ "Železný looks forward to women´s hamer throw and his own trainees". Ostrava Golden Spike. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  4. ^ a b "Frydrych Petr Biography". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  5. ^ "Kladivářka Šafránková a oštěpař Frydrych mají stříbro z ME 22" (in Czech). Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  6. ^ Michael Butcher (2009-07-19). "European U23 Champs - Day Three". IAAF. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  7. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw Results" (pdf). IAAF. 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  8. ^ "Oštěpař Frydrych v Šanghaji těsně prohrál jen s Thorkildsenem" (in Czech). Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  9. ^ "OSTRAVA GOLDEN SPIKE : Results". Ostrava Golden Spike. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  10. ^ "Official Results - Men - Javelin Throw". IAAF. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  11. ^ "adidas Grand Prix New York City, NY (USA)". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  12. ^ "Wind on Andreas' and Petr's side". Diamond League. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  13. ^ "Javelin Throw". Diamond League. 2011-05-06. Archived from the original on 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2011-05-06.

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