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1994 European Athletics Championships – Men's javelin throw

These are the official results of the Men's javelin throw event at the 1994 European Championships in Helsinki, Finland, held at Helsinki Olympic Stadium on 7 and 8 August 1994.[1] There were a total number of 26 participating athletes. The defending European Champion Steve Backley retained his title and set a championship record (85.20 metres) in the final round, using an enhanced javelin model.

Medalists

Gold United Kingdom Steve Backley
Great Britain (GBR)
Silver Finland Seppo Räty
Finland (FIN)
Bronze Czech Republic Jan Železný
Czech Republic (CZE)

Schedule

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
07.08.1994 – 18:50h 07.08.1994 – 20:10h
Final Round
08.08.1994 – 18:50h

Abbreviations

  • 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

Records

Standing records prior to the 1994 European Athletics Championships
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 95.66 m August 28, 1993 United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom
Event Record  Steve Backley (GBR) 87.30 m August 28, 1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Split, Yugoslavia
Broken records during the 1994 European Athletics Championships
Event Record  Steve Backley (GBR) 85.20 m August 8, 1994 Finland Helsinki, Finland

Qualification

Group A

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 4  Raymond Hecht (GER) 77.90 82.54 82.54 m
2 6  Steve Backley (GBR) 81.58 81.58 m
3 8  Donald Sild (EST) 81.12 81.12 m
4 9  Patrik Bodén (SWE) X 79.60 80.94 80.94 m
5 12  Uladzimir Sasimovich (BLR) 78.98 75.94 X 78.98 m
6 13  Harri Hakkarainen (FIN) 76.82 78.82 75.88 78.82 m
7 14  Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) 75.84 77.72 78.56 78.56 m
8 15  Andrey Shevchuk (RUS) 78.56 X 72.00 78.56 m
9 16  Sigurður Einarsson (ISL) 76.06 72.32 77.22 77.22 m
10 22  Colin Mackenzie (GBR) 74.00 X X 74.00 m
11 23  Miloš Steigauf (TCH) 73.82 73.10 X 73.82 m
12 24  Ivan Mustapić (CRO) 72.50 X 71.48 72.50 m
13 25  Håvard Johansen (NOR) 72.44 66.40 X 72.44 m

Group B

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Seppo Räty (FIN) 84.76 84.76 m
2 2  Mick Hill (GBR) 78.24 84.44 84.44 m
3 3  Jan Železný (CZE) 79.86 83.88 83.88 m
4 5  Terry McHugh (IRL) 78.98 82.14 82.14 m PB
5 6  Andrey Moruyev (RUS) 81.58 81.58 m
6 10  Dag Wennlund (SWE) 79.44 80.30 80.30 m
7 11  Boris Henry (GER) 79.22 77.20 76.64 79.22 m
8 17  Yuriy Rybin (RUS) 74.26 76.38 X 76.38 m
9 18  Juha Laukkanen (FIN) 73.54 73.82 75.86 75.86 m
10 19  Mirosław Witek (POL) 72.56 75.26 74.58 75.26 m
11 20  Peter Blank (GER) 74.88 72.14 X 74.88 m
12 21  Marek Kaleta (EST) 74.46 72.32 69.74 74.46 m
13 26  Mārcis Štrobinders (LAT) NM

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Steve Backley (GBR) 81.04 85.20 81.74 X 79.70 85.20 m CR
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Seppo Räty (FIN) 81.80 X 80.06 82.16 82.90 80.78 82.90 m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Jan Železný (CZE) 80.40 82.58 82.50 X X X 82.58 m
4  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 79.54 80.80 80.76 79.14 81.34 75.66 81.34 m
5  Raymond Hecht (GER) 79.12 78.04 81.18 X 80.60 81.06 81.18 m
6  Mick Hill (GBR) 80.24 80.36 80.66 X X X 80.66 m
7  Terry McHugh (IRL) 79.12 78.30 79.78 75.52 80.46 X 80.46 m
8  Uladzimir Sasimovich (BLR) 78.88 X 77.32 75.42 X 76.52 78.88 m
9  Andrey Moruyev (RUS) X X 78.66 78.66 m
10  Dag Wennlund (SWE) 78.52 77.60 75.16 78.52 m
11  Boris Henry (GER) 76.40 74.10 76.88 76.88 m
12  Donald Sild (EST) 75.38 71.16 74.88 75.38 m

Participation

According to an unofficial count, 26 athletes from 15 countries participated in the event.

See also

References

  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 460–470, retrieved 13 August 2014
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