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!