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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships – Women's javelin throw

The women's javelin throw event at the 1997 European Athletics U23 Championships was held in Turku, Finland, on 12 July 1997.[1][2]


Gold Taina Uppa
Silver Alina Serdyuk
Bronze Merja Pitkänen



12 July

Rank Name Nationality Attempts Result Notes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st place, gold medalist(s) Taina Uppa  Finland 55.40 55.72 53.74 x 56.48 x 56.48
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Alina Serdyuk  Belarus 50.28 54.64 51.46 51.06 55.56 52.54 55.56
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Merja Pitkänen  Finland 53.62 55.24 54.50 x x x 55.24
4 Kirsty Morrison  Great Britain 45.12 49.00 50.88 52.18 52.24 54.14 54.14
5 Evfemija Štorga  Slovenia 50.54 52.68 53.36 51.08 x x 53.36
6 Oksana Dudlina  Russia 52.36 x x x x x 52.36
7 Carmen Filip  Romania 46.38 50.46 47.68 47.78 48.32 52.12 52.12
8 Vigdís Guðjónsdóttir  Iceland 48.72 47.94 52.10 48.46 48.74 48.20 52.10


According to an unofficial count, 8 athletes from 7 countries participated in the event.


  1. ^ European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava 2011 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK - 1st European Athletics U23 Championships - Turku, Finland 10.7. - 13.7.1997 (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 5–16, retrieved 24 October 2014
  2. ^ Gordon, Ed, European Championships for Under 23 (Turku, Finland),, archived from the original on 12 November 2007, retrieved 24 October 2014((citation)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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