Training Talk With Juri Tamm (Part 3)

After two lengthy posts earlier this week, we have finally arrived at the final part of my training talk with two-time Olympic medalist Jüri Tamm. In the first parts, Tamm discussed his own training and thoughts on the sport. In this final part, Tamm focuses on more inspirational matters including how he thinks any male thrower can break 70 meters and how his father was able to find a way to succeed in the pole vault despite having just one hand. Also at the very end you will find a video of his 82.12-meter throw to win the 1985 World Cup in Australia.


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3 replies
  1. tb
    tb says:

    This interview has been great to read. It’s like he’s this mountain of hammer insight…but nobody bothered to ask him.

    Who are you going to run into next?

    • Martin
      Martin says:

      Thanks to the IOC being here, he’s in Switzerland at least once a year. But it still took us 13 months to meet up. If people have more specific questions, let me know and I’ll arrange a follow up in 2013. He really enjoyed talking about the old time and I’m sure he’d love to do it again.

  2. Zach H
    Zach H says:

    ditto to tb comment. Fantastic work. So great to get insight into a thrower that is so often only mentioned in the shadows of others. I was especially interested about the information about their training system.


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