Hamish Peacock misses men’s javelin final at 2017 world athletics championships in London.

UNLUCKY: Australia's Hamish Peacock makes an attempt in the men's javelin qualification during the world athletics championships in London. He missed the final cut despite throwing an 82.46m qualifier. Picture: AP

UNLUCKY: Australia's Hamish Peacock makes an attempt in the men's javelin qualification during the world athletics championships in London. He missed the final cut despite throwing an 82.46m qualifier. Picture: AP

TASMANIAN Hamish Peacock missed out on qualifying for the men’s javelin final at the world athletics championships in London.

Peacock, 26, finished 14th on Friday (AEST) despite a best throw of 82.46m – the furthest hurl by an Australian at a world titles or Olympics – and clearing the 82m mark in two of his three attempts in what has been described as “the greatest qualifying round in the event’s 34-year history”. It is the third time the national champion has fallen short of making a world’s final with all finalists progressing after surpassing the 83m automatic mark.

German Johannes Vetter set the benchmark for Sunday’s final with the the best throw (91.20m) recorded in a qualifying round at any world championship event.  

“I wanted to make amends for previous events. I may not have made the final, but I’ve proved a point to myself about performing at events like this,” Peacock said.

“The mental approach to qualifying is tough. You only get the chance to throw in it once a year... I’ve changed my mindset on the runway. I’m more confident now and will grow more from this.”

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