As Neeraj Chopra losses the Diamond League Final Trophy to Jakub Vadlejch, here is all you need to know about him, his age, height and coach
On Saturday, September 16, Neeraj Chopra of India failed to successfully defend his Diamond Trophy in the Eugene Diamond League 2023 final game.
Who is Jakub Vadlejch javelin throw athlete, bio, age, height, family, coach, personal best, Instagram
The Olympic and world champion finished second in the 6-man final with a best time of 83.80m. With a best effort of 84.24m in the final, Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch won the Diamond Trophy in Eugene. Oliver Helander of Finland came in third place, maintaining pressure on the first and second place finishers with a best throw of 83.74 metres.
Who is Jakub Vadlejch?
Jakub Vadlejch, a Czech track and field athlete who was born on October 10, 1990, participates in the javelin throw. The 32-year-old measures 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in). He competed for the Czech Republic in the Olympics three times, in 2012, 2016 and 2020. In 2020, he took home a silver medal.
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A look at Jakub Vadlejch’s career so far
Vadlejch, a Prague native, started competing in international javelin events when he was a young child, making it to the finals at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics, the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics, and the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships.
He then made his senior debut at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, throwing just in qualifying. In the javelin throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 25th with a distance of 77.61 metres.
At the 2011 World Athletics Championships, 2014 European Athletics Championships, and 2015 World Athletics Championships, he was disqualified in the preliminary round. 2016 marked Vadlejch’s breakthrough season. In addition to finishing eighth in the 2016 Summer Olympics final, he won the 2016 IAAF Diamond League circuit.
He achieved a new personal best of 89.73 m (294 ft 4 2 in) at the 2017 World Championships, winning the silver medal.
Born: 10 October 1990 (age 32 years), Prague, Czechia
Height: 1.9 m
Spouse: Lucia Vadlejch (m. 2017)
Medal: Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men’s javelin throw
Nominations: Sportsperson of the Year – Individual
Weight: 93 kg
Czech javelin thrower Jakub Vadlejch is coached by coach Jan Zelezny.
What is Jakub Vadlejch’s net worth?
The estimated range of Jakub Vadlejch’s net worth or income is $1 million to $5 million.