Germany’s 2017 world champion Johannes Vetter dominated the javelin at the Orlen Kusocinski Memorial, winning with 90.86m at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting in Chorzow on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
The 27-year-old German headed to the Polish city off the back of four consecutive victories, including a 91.49m world lead at the Continental Tour Gold meeting in Turku. He opened his series today at the Silesian Stadium with 86.81m, a mark which would have ultimately been enough to win, but he improved in the second round to a stadium record of 90.86m.
Vetter followed it with 86.40m in round three and 90.00m in round four. It wasn’t until the fifth round that one of his competitors joined him beyond 80 metres as 2013 world champion Vitezslav Vesely launched his spear out to 82.94m. Poland’s Marcin Krukowski then improved to 82.17m in the final round to move into third place. But Vetter could not be caught, and he ended his series with 89.00m.