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2008 Beijing Olympics - Day 15
August 23, 2008
Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen defended his Olympic javelin title with a gold medal victory on Saturday.
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Thorkildsen threw a 90.57 metres with his fifth effort to make sure he kept Latvia's Ainars Kovals, who threw a personal best of 86.64, in the silver medal position.
World champion Tero Pitkamaki of Finland had to settle for bronze medal after a best throw of 86.16 metres.
Athletes who have swapped passports