Student - June 21, 2012

Gold at National Championships for javelin thrower

Evelien Dekkers, Master's student of Food Technology, became Dutch national javelin champion on Sunday 17 June.

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Her winning throw (53.43 meters) at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam was one metre longer that her best this season, but she still was not satisfied. ‘This gold feels good after two years without competing. And I am especially glad that my throws are getting steadily better', says Dekkers. Due to an injury to her right shoulder - her throwing arm - she dropped out of competitions for two years and will not be able to compete in London. She will be working towards the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, though.

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