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1986 European Athletics Championships – Men's javelin throw

These are the official results of the Men's javelin throw event at the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart, West Germany, held at Neckarstadion on 26 and 27 August 1986.[1] There were a total number of 30 competitors. The qualification mark was set at 79.50 metres.


Gold West Germany Klaus Tafelmeier
West Germany (FRG)
Silver East Germany Detlef Michel
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze Soviet Union Viktor Yevsyukov
Soviet Union (URS)


Qualification Round
Group A Group B
26.08.1986 – 18:25h 26.08.1986 – 19:40h
Final Round
27.08.1986 – 19:15h


  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


Standing records prior to the 1986 European Athletics Championships
World Record  Tom Petranoff (USA) 85.38 m July 7, 1986 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Event Record  Jānis Lūsis (URS) 91.52 m September 19, 1969 Greece Athens, Greece


  • Held on 26 August 1986
Rank Group A Distance
1.  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 82.68 m
2.  Gerald Weiss (GDR) 81.40 m
3.  Marek Kaleta (URS) 81.32 m
4.  Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 80.48 m
5.  Jyrki Blom (FIN) 79.02 m
6.  Dag Wennlund (SWE) 76.88 m
7.  Roald Bradstock (GBR) 76.52 m
8.  Seppo Räty (FIN) 76.00 m
9.  Jean-Paul Lakafia (FRA) 75.24 m
10.  Reidar Lorentzen (NOR) 73.24 m
11.  Kenneth Petersen (DEN) 73.24 m
12.  László Stefan (HUN) 72.68 m
13.  Jan Olav Johansson (SWE) 72.30 m
14.  Sigurður Einarsson (ISL) 71.54 m
15.  Øystein Slettevold (NOR) 69.32 m

Rank Group B Distance
1.  Heino Puuste (URS) 82.54 m
2.  Detlef Michel (GDR) 79.84 m
3.  Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 79.46 m
4.  Wolfram Gambke (FRG) 78.94 m
5.  Stanisław Górak (POL) 78.32 m
6.  Mick Hill (GBR) 77.94 m
7.  David Ottley (GBR) 77.88 m
8.  Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 77.76 m
9.  Jorma Markus (FIN) 77.32 m
10.  Jan Železný (TCH) 75.90 m
11.  Charlus Bertimon (FRA) 75.82 m
12.  Peter Schreiber (FRG) 75.48 m
13.  Narve Hoff (NOR) 75.14 m
14.  Peter Borglund (SWE) 72.86 m
15.  Pascal Lefévre (FRA) 69.42 m


Rank Final Distance
 Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 84.76 m CR
 Detlef Michel (GDR) 81.90 m
 Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 81.80 m
4.  Jyrki Blom (FIN) 80.48 m
5.  Heino Puuste (URS) 80.34 m
6.  Wolfram Gambke (FRG) 79.88 m
7.  Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 79.50 m
8.  Mick Hill (GBR) 77.34 m
9.  Marek Kaleta (URS) 77.16 m
9.  David Ottley (GBR) 77.16 m
11.  Gerald Weiß (GDR) 76.24 m
12.  Stanisław Górak (POL) 74.20 m


According to an unofficial count, 30 athletes from 14 countries participated in the event.

See also


  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 443–451, retrieved 13 August 2014
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