Vadlejch celebrates silver at the ME! Happy just behind the medal, the German took the gold
Thirty-nine-year-old Veselý, the 2013 World Champion and holder of two Olympic bronzes, advanced to the narrower final as the seventh, in the fourth series he threw 80 meters and moved to fourth place.
After another improvement to 84.36, he was even third for a while, but Finn Lassi Etelätalo immediately returned to bronze with a personal best of 86.44.
“It’s sport. That’s how it goes. Once you’re on a medal, then you’re fourth. I actually threw it over in Zurich and he was fourth. So we exchanged it. I wished him a little bit.
He threw a personal best and actually finally has a medal, he was fourth several times, it’s great with a medal,” he praised the performance of his Finnish opponent, whom he relegated to the “potato” position eight years ago on his way to European silver in Zurich.