Training Talk With Juri Tamm (Part 1)
The first two names that come to mind when you think about Soviet hammer throwing are Yuriy Sedykh, and Sergey Litvinov. Often overlooked on the podium is Jüri Tamm. Tamm, who also briefly held the world record, won the bronze medal at both the 1980 and 1988 Olympics and the silver at the 1987 World Championships. His personal best of 84.40 meters ranked third all-time during most of his career and still ranks in the top eight and is the Estonian national record nearly 30 years later. In summary, there is no reason he should be overlooked. If he threw in any other era he would have more gold medals and accolades than anyone in history.
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Thank you very much for this interesting interview. In my opinion, Tamm is not only one of the best hammer-throwers ever, but he is remarkable for having an incredible understanding of the technique and provides analysis better than anyone I have ever known. Regards.
Great interview, Martin. I wonder if Juri knows he has the listed World Masters Record (outdoors) in the weight throw, M35 class. 25.17m!! An amazing throw.