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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's Javelin Throw

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 80.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 7, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992
(Competitors: 32; Countries: 21; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Železný threw further than 90m four times in Oslo a month before the Games, culminating in a world record 94.74. The javelin used, made by Miklós Németh, was ruled illegal just before the Barcelona final, as it was made in four parts instead of the regulation three. Rather than depressing Železný, it galvanised him “it did nothing but increase my passion to win, ” he said later. His first throw, featuring his remarkably whippy arm, rocketed away to an Olympic record 89.66. Only Steve Backley of the other finalists exceeded 80m in that round, with 82.44. World Champion Kimmo Kinnunen (82.62) and Räty (86.60) overtook the Briton, who replied in round 4 with 83.38, enough for bronze. Železný had preceded Backley’s best throw with another fine cast of 88.18. Železný’s style, involving a lot of rotation and the fastest arm in the event, meant that any slight mis-timing would result in poor throws, and he managed one of about 30m with his last throw, trying too hard to break the world record.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Ján Železný had been the best javelin thrower for several years but had yet to claim a major title. Shortly before Barcelona he broke the world record with 94.74 (310-10). But that was with a new javelin designed by 1976 gold medalist Miklós Németh, and this was soon declared to be illegal. It could not be used in Barcelona, but Železný was the best with any spear. His round one throw of 89.66 (294-2) finished the competition, winnig the gold medal for him. The 1988 bronze medalist and 1987 World Champion, Seppo Räty, placed second with his second round throw.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics
World Record  Steve Backley (GBR) 91.46 m January 25, 1992 New Zealand North Shore, New Zealand
Olympic Record  Jan Železný (TCH) 85.90 m September 24, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Broken records during the 1992 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Jan Železný (TCH) 89.66 m August 8, 1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain
 
Results
Javelin Throw Men Final 8 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 89.66 Jan Železný Czech Republic CZE 16 Jun 66
2 86.60 Seppo Räty Finland FIN 27 Apr 62
3 83.38 Steve Backley Great Britain GBR 12 Feb 69
4 82.62 Kimmo Kinnunen Finland FIN 31 Mar 68
5 80.34 Sigurdur Einarsson Iceland ISL 28 Sep 62
6 79.20 Juha Laukkanen Finland FIN 6 Jan 69
7 78.64 Mike Barnett United States USA 21 May 61
8 77.74 Andrey Shevchuk Russia RUS 8 Mar 70
9 77.08 Gavin Lovegrove New Zealand NZL 21 Oct 67
10 76.72 Tom Pukstys United States USA 28 May 68
11 75.50 Mick Hill Great Britain GBR 22 Oct 64
12 75.28 Volker Hadwich Germany GER 23 Sep 64
Javelin Throw Men Qualification 7 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 83.96 Jan Železný Czech Republic CZE 16 Jun 66
2 81.16 Tom Pukstys United States USA 28 May 68
3 81.10 Volker Hadwich Germany GER 23 Sep 64
4 81.04 Gavin Lovegrove New Zealand NZL 21 Oct 67
5 80.76 Steve Backley Great Britain GBR 12 Feb 69
6 80.24 Seppo Räty Finland FIN 27 Apr 62
7 80.22 Kimmo Kinnunen Finland FIN 31 Mar 68
7 80.22 Andrey Shevchuk Russia RUS 8 Mar 70
9 79.78 Juha Laukkanen Finland FIN 6 Jan 69
10 79.66 Mick Hill Great Britain GBR 22 Oct 64
11 79.50 Sigurdur Einarsson Iceland ISL 28 Sep 62
12 79.14 Mike Barnett United States USA 21 May 61
13 79.12 Viktor Zaytsev Uzbekistan UZB 6 Jun 66
14 78.70 Einar Vilhjálmsson Iceland ISL 1 Jun 60
15 77.88 Dag Wennlund Sweden SWE 9 Oct 63
16 77.70 Patrik Bodén Sweden SWE 30 Jun 67
17 77.50 Ivan Mustapić Croatia CRO 9 Jul 66
18 76.40 Dmitriy Polyunin Uzbekistan UZB 6 Apr 69
19 76.32 Marcis Štrobinders Latvia LAT 12 Jun 66
20 75.34 Julián Sotelo Spain ESP 5 Jul 65
21 74.98 Brian Crouser United States USA 9 Jul 62
22 74.72 Peter Borglund Sweden SWE 29 Jan 64
23 73.88 Masami Yoshida Japan JPN 14 Jun 58
24 73.88 Vadim Bavikin Israel ISR 4 Oct 70
25 73.86 Zhang Lianbiao China CHN 25 Jan 69
26 73.78 Nigel Bevan Great Britain GBR 3 Jan 68
27 73.26 Terry McHugh Ireland IRL 22 Aug 63
28 72.68 Kim Ki-Hoon South Korea KOR 27 May 68
29 70.94 Steve Feraday Canada CAN 5 Apr 59
30 65.00 Nery Kennedy Paraguay PAR 28 May 73
31 55.24 Yusuf Boukhamas Bahrain BRN 69
NM Ghanem M. Zaid Johar Kuwait KUW 28 Feb 65
 
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Qualification

Group A

Group B

RankOverallAthleteAttemptsDistance
123
1 1  Jan Železný (TCH) 83.96 83.96 m
2 2  Tom Pukstys (USA) 74.30 81.16 81.16 m
3 4  Gavin Lovegrove (NZL) 76.28 X 81.04 81.04 m
4 9  Juha Laukkanen (FIN) X 77.14 79.78 79.78 m
5 10  Mick Hill (GBR) 76.30 76.76 79.66 79.66 m
6 11  Siggi Einarsson (ISL) 76.06 77.02 79.50 79.50 m
7 13  Viktor Zaitsev (EUN) 75.24 X 79.12 79.12 m
8 16  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 75.78 X 77.70 77.70 m
9 17  Ivan Mustapić (CRO) 75.66 77.50 X 77.50 m
10 20  Julián Sotelo (ESP) X 75.34 72.98 75.34 m
11 21  Brian Crouser (USA) 71.42 74.98 X 74.98 m
12 25  Zhang Lianbiao (CHN) 70.84 73.86 73.68 73.86 m
13 26  Nigel Bevan (GBR) X 73.78 X 72.78 m
14 27  Terry McHugh (IRL) 70.76 73.26 71.64 73.26 m
15 29  Stephen Feraday (CAN) 70.94 X X 70.94 m
16 31  Ahmed Nesaif (BRN) 55.24 53.80 52.30 55.24 m
RankOverallAthleteAttemptsDistance
123
1 3  Volker Hadwich (GER) 81.10 81.10 m
2 5  Steve Backley (GBR) 79.36 80.76 80.76 m
3 6  Seppo Räty (FIN) 78.96 80.24 80.24 m
4 7  Andrey Shevchuk (EUN) 80.22 80.22 m
5 7  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 80.22 80.22 m
6 12  Michael Barnett (USA) 77.08 79.14 75.34 79.14 m
7 14  Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 76.18 76.82 78.70 78.70 m
8 15  Dag Wennlund (SWE) 76.28 77.70 77.88 77.88 m
9 18  Dmitriy Polyunin (EUN) X 75.70 76.40 76.40 m
10 19  Mārcis Štrobinders (LAT) 73.76 X 76.32 76.32 m
11 22  Peter Borglund (SWE) 71.38 74.72 72.70 74.72 m
12 23  Masami Yoshida (JPN) 71.66 73.68 73.88 73.88 m
13 24  Vadim Bavikim (ISR) 73.88 X 73.24 73.88 m
14 28  Kim Ki-Hoon (KOR) 72.68 69.30 68.26 72.68 m
15 30  Nery Kennedy (PAR) 65.00 55.10 59.34 65.00 m
2  Ghanim Mabrouk (KUW) X X X NM
 

Final

RankAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
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1st  Jan Železný (TCH) 89.66 X X 88.18 86.28 X 89.66 m OR
2nd  Seppo Räty (FIN) 78.50 86.60 81.44 83.22 X X 86.60 m  
3rd  Steve Backley (GBR) 82.44 82.02 79.46 83.38 78.32 79.86 83.38 m  
4  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) X 82.62 X X X X 82.62 m  
5  Sigurður Einarsson (ISL) 79.52 75.02 77.96 X X 80.34 80.34 m  
6  Juha Laukkanen (FIN) 77.44 X 74.56 76.92 79.20 78.46 79.20 m  
7  Michael Barnett (USA) 78.64 78.58 X 77.70 74.12 X 78.64 m  
8  Andrey Shevchuk (EUN) 77.00 X 77.74 X X 73.42 77.74 m  
 
9  Gavin Lovegrove (NZL) 74.46 77.08 76.78   77.08 m  
10  Tom Pukstys (USA) 76.72 X 72.12   76.72 m  
11  Mick Hill (GBR) 75.50 X 72.02   75.50 m  
12  Volker Hadwich (GER) 75.28 72.98 70.12   75.28 m  

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