Andreas Thorkildsen, born April 1, 1982, in Kristiansand, Norway, is a Norwegian javelin thrower.
Thorkildsen took up javelin throwing at the age of 11, and was coached by his father Tomm, who is a former javelin thrower.
Thorkildsen is the first male javelin thrower in history to be European champion, World champion and Olympic champion. He was Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008, European champion in 2006 and 2010, World Champion in 2009 as well as a three time silver medalist at the World championships in 2005, 2007 and in 2011.
Thorkildsen set a world junior record in 2001. He has a personal best of 91.59m set in 2006.