Sign up for Javelin Carnival 2021 is open!

We have good news – The sign up for upcoming summer’s Javelin Carnival 30 June – 4 July 2021 has been opened. You may hurry up as the price goes up after 1 June.

We all are worried about corona virus situation during the summer. But, we will do our best to organize Javelin carnival in safe conditions and with healthy manners. Depending on prevailing corona regulations on summer, there might come some changes to Javelin school program or other arrangements. We will inform about those as soon as possible on our website and social media.

Hopefully we’ll see you in the 50th Javelin Carnival in Pihtipudas this summer!

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The 50th Javelin Carnival will be moved into summer 2021

The 50th Javelin Carnival will be cancelled from this year and postponed into summer 2021. The reason is corona virus and it’s consequences to mass events and people’s health. Dates in 2021 will be announced later.

Children’s and their families health is priority number one for us, and that was the biggest reason for Javelin Carnival being postponed by one year. Hopefully, we’ll able to organize great 50th Javelin Carnival event in summer 2021. Welcome then to Pihtipudas!

48th Javelin Carnival starts on Wednesday

Top throwers and youngsters again heading to Pihtipudas

Pihtipudas will be once again full of javelin throwers this week. The main competition takes place on Sunday 1st July and javelin school is carried out on the previous days from Wednesday to Sunday. Javelin school has been rolling on now over 40 years gathering around 200 participants every year. Basically, all the top Finnish throwers have been those “little javelin students” in their childhood and starting their road to success in Pihtipudas. So, Javelin Carnival in Pihtipudas is very important place not only teaching young throwers but also transferring the javelin heritage from older generations to new ones. This year we will have totally 34 participants in the javelin school from abroad.

In the main competition we will see this year very nice group of throwers both in men and women. Men’s top rivals are Oliver Helander (PB 85.46), Hamish Peacock (84.39) and Braian Toledo (83.23). In the women’s competition the top throwers are Kelsey Barber (PB 64.57), Lina Muze (62.05), Heidi Nokelainen (62.13) and Jenni Kangas (60.98).

Atte Sailola mastered the 100 m javelin competition

The first ever combined throws competition was a success in Pihtipudas. The idea was a combined result of both hands throwing results. The winner was Atte Sailola with result of 110.52 meters. That is barely better than Julius Saaristo in 1912 with his Olympic gold medal result 109.42 m.

Sija Sarja Nimi Oikea käsi Vasen käsi Yhteensä
1. M17 Atte Sailola 81,14 29,38 110,52
2. P15 Eemil Porvari 68,06 41,96 110,02
3. M17 Topias Laine 73,25 35,80 109,05
4. M22 Lassi Saarinen 72,70 35,94 108,64
5. M19 Toni Keränen 72,05 35,03 107,08
6. M22 Tuomo Kaurila 69,19 37,08 106,27
7. M22 Patrik Torn 63,55 37,31 100,86
8. M17 Juho Järvinen 58,50 33,00 91,50
9. P15 Santeri Suutala 56,84 30,72 87,56
10. M19 Arttu Heikkilä 45,71 30,90 76,61
11. M17 Aleksi Yli-Mannila 63,69 0,00 63,69
12. P13 Nikolai Christensen 40,08 21,58 61,66
13. M22 Jyri Isokääntä 0 38,41 38,41


Javelin Carnival starting as a part of programme on Finland 100 years

47 th Javelin Carnival starts tomorrow with a great amount of throwers and javelin friends once again in Pihtipudas. Five days of javelin school provides to it’s participants top-level coaching, training and social life with the javelin family. We have about 200 participants in the javelin school, of which almost 40 throwers and coaches come from foreign countries.

This year is very special, because we are celebrating 100 years of Finland’s independency. Javelin Carnival is a part of programme on Finland 100 years. With respect to that, we have many special themes and topics in the carnival program:

  • Every thrower has a goal of 100 training throws during the javelin school.
  • 100 meters challenge competition, meaning a sum of throwing results of both hands. Results over 100 m will be awarded! In this event Finland had an Olympic gold medal in 1912 by Julius Saaristo with result of 109,42 m. Competition is free to register for those who want to participate.
  • Javelin Succes over 100 years -statistics book on sale. Book is published in 2015 but is still very timely, especially in centenary of Finland’s independence.
  • 100 photographs of the history of Finnish javelin throwing. In Javelin Museum visitors will experience a time travel into Finnish javelin history via old photos and sporting items.

The last highlight of Javelin Carnival will be the main competitions for male and female on Sunday. More information about that one will find on these pages in upcoming days. Welcome to Pihtipudas to see who will be the king and queen this year!