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Thorkildsen wins men's javelin throw title
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Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway won the men's javelin throw title at the world athletics championships Sunday.

Thorkildsen, silver medal winner two years ago in Osaka, took the gold with a throw of 89.59 meters, his season best, in his second attempt.

Cuba's Guillermo Martines took silver with 86.41 and Japan's Yukifumi Murakami was third with 82.97.

(Xinhua News Agency August 24, 2009)

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