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24.5.2012 | 22:15

Foto: Česká sportovní / Vlastimil Vacek

Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen from Norway, World Champion Tero Pitkamäki from Finnland and Czech star Vítězslav Veselý will meet at Golden Spike javelin throw competition.

--On taking only three attempts and then retiring last weekend in the Shanghai meeting

Thorkildsen: It was a combination of the early-season meeting and also a tight Achilles in that cold weather. I did not want to take a chance. I’m hoping for better things here.

--On defeating some big names in Shanghai and getting second-best throw of career in bad weather

Vesely: It was just the situation that presented itself in Shanghai. I had only three legal throws but one of them hit the mark and ended up winning. I respect all the other throwers. There is still a lot I need to learn from them.

--On competing in the European Championships and the Olympics in a short time span

Pitkamaki: It is a special opportunity for me to go to the Helsinki Olympic Stadium [for the European Championships]. It is something I have been waiting for all winter. But this time I want to get the gold [after winning bronze and silver in the last two outings].

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