Andreas Thorkildsen Facts
Norwegian javelin thrower
- Andreas Thorkildsen is a Norwegian javelin thrower.
- He was born on April 1, 1982 in Kristiansand.
- He is the first male javelin thrower in history to be European champion, World champion and Olympic champion.
- He was Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008, European champion in 2006 and 2010, World Champion in 2009 as well as a three time silver medalist at the World championships in 2005, 2007 and in 2011.
- He set a world junior record in 2001. He has a personal best of 91.59m set in 2006.