Javelin thrower Max takes aim for Paris Olympics
Javelin specialist Max Law has racked up seven consecutive titles as Essex Champion – and now has the Paris Olympics 2024 in his sights!
Former Hall Mead School pupil Max, who is studying for the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business at college, took up javelin throwing at the age of 9 and has gone on to achieve tremendous success in competitions all over the UK and Europe.
His first big breakthrough was in 2016 when he broke the World Age 13 Best record. He ended that year ranked number 1 in the world in the U15 age group.
Max has since represented Great Britain in the European U18 championships in Hungary, where he placed fourth, and this summer he competed for Great Britain in the U20 Javelin at the Loughborough International, also finishing 4th against some of the top senior throwers in the UK!
This season he collected the South of England U20 title with a personal best throw of 68.57m, the England Athletics U20 title and he won the inaugural Home Nations U18 Cup in Dublin.
Max trains four times a week at Hornchurch Stadium, juggling his sessions around his studies, a part-time job, and social life.
This winter he will be training hard to hopefully qualify for the World Junior 2020 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, which will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
His coach at Havering Athletics Club, Sam Harrison, said: “Max’s future is full of exciting challenges ahead with the European U20 Championships in 2021, the Commonwealth Games in 2022, the European U23 Championships in 2023 and the main big target of the Paris Olympics in 2024!”