Tero Pitkämäki

Tero Pitkämäki

Tero Pitkämäki (born 19 December 1982 in Ilmajoki) is a Finnish javelin thrower. He is a member of the Seinäjoen Seudun Urheilijat team. His trainer is Hannu Kangas.

Best achievements

Bronze medal, Olympic Games 2008, Beijing
Gold medal, World Championship 2007, Osaka
Silver medal, World Championship 2013, Moscow
Silver medal, European Championship 2006, Gothenburg
Bronze medal, European Championship 2010, Barcelona
Bronze medal, European Championship 2014, Zürich
Finnish National Championship: six gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals

Pitkämäki was 10 years old when he threw a javelin for the first time. At his first athletics competitions Pitkämäki took part in all the events, winning in the javelin, which made his choice of event easy. Pitkämäki started to compete seriously five years later when he decided to stop skiing, which, until then, he considered his main sport.

Ponsse has sponsored Tero Pitkämäki since 2004, and he has become a member of the world’s elite javelin throwers during this time. His best accomplishments to date include the Olympic bronze medal in Beijing in 2008, a World Championship gold medal in Osaka in 2007 and a World Championship silver medal in Moscow in 2013. He has an extensive competition history and also has tree European Championship medals: silver and two bronze medals. Tero has won many Finnish Championship medals, including six gold medals.