A 10-year-old boy takes a national record from a world champion
The great protagonist at the athletic level in Finland of the weekend has not been an absolute athlete, not even of category sub'18 or sub'16, but a boy of 10 years. You have read it well. Young Jere Murto, who turns 11 in a few days, performed an impressive javelin throw in a local competition that ‘broke’ a national brand that was, eye to data, 42 years old.
Kinnunen, a javelin prodigy
The Finnish record for that age was held until now by a Scandinavian launching legend, Kimmo Kinnunen, World Champion in Tokyo'91, where he achieved his career best personal record with 90.82. Kinnunen reached the age of 10 and with a javelin of 400 grams reach a score of 49.84 in the town of Vippula in 1978, while Murto reached 50.99.
Obviously it is only an indication (impressive, yes) that the young Finnish boy is on a very good path and points ways for the future, but he has a long way to go and many stages to overcome to reach the level of one of the myths of national athletics. Kinnunen was fourth at the Barcelona’92 Olympics with a record of 82.62. We will closely follow this talented young Finn.
A 10-year-old boy throws the javelin (400 gr.) Over 50 m, breaks the national record for a Finnish legend (Kimmo Kinnunen). At these ages you must always be very cautious. (@billjavelin )
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- Óscar Fdez. (@Gabyandersengz) July 12, 2020