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2005 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw

The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 9 and August 10.

Medalists

Gold Estonia Andrus Värnik
Estonia (EST)
Silver Norway Andreas Thorkildsen
Norway (NOR)
Bronze Russia Sergey Makarov
Russia (RUS)

Schedule

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
09.08.2005 – 11:45h 09.08.2005 – 13:20h
Final Round
10.08.2005 – 20:20h

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

Startlist

Athlete Group Number SB PB
 Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) B 6 91.53 m 91.53 m
 Sergey Makarov (RUS) A 5 90.33 m 92.61 m
 Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) A 7 87.66 m 87.66 m
 Andrus Värnik (EST) B 15 87.19 m 87.83 m
 Scott Russell (CAN) B 9 84.41 m 84.41 m
 Alexandr Ivanov (RUS) B 7 84.24 m 88.90 m
 Guillermo Martínez (CUB) A 12 84.06 m 84.06 m
 Aki Parviainen (FIN) A 10 83.79 m 93.09 m
 Christian Nicolay (GER) B 12 83.20 m 84.54 m
 Mark Frank (GER) A 1 82.38 m 83.24 m
 Ēriks Rags (LAT) A 15 82.35 m 86.47 m
 Ainārs Kovals (LAT) B 8 82.22 m 82.22 m
 Esko Mikkola (FIN) B 11 82.14 m 84.27 m
 Tomas Intas (LTU) A 13 82.04 m 82.94 m
 Francesco Pignata (ITA) A 8 81.67 m 81.67 m
 Li Rongxiang (CHN) B 14 81.61 m 84.29 m
 Vadims Vasilevskis (LAT) B 3 81.30 m 84.95 m
 Gergely Horváth (HUN) A 16 80.91 m 81.55 m
 Gabriel Wallin (SWE) A 9 80.31 m 80.71 m
 Lohan Rautenbach (RSA) B 13 80.03 m 80.03 m
 Yukifumi Murakami (JPN) B 1 79.79 m 81.71 m
 Nick Nieland (GBR) A 2 79.56 m 85.09 m
 Stefan Müller (SUI) A 4 78.98 m 78.98 m
 Ronny Nilsen (NOR) B 5 78.93 m 84.73 m
 John Hetzendorf (USA) B 10 78.23 m 78.23 m
 Oleg Statsenko (UKR) A 11 78.02 m 79.44 m
 Marián Bokor (SVK) A 6 77.79 m 83.38 m
 Vadim Bavikin (ISR) B 2 77.57 m 81.94 m
 Firas Al-Mohamed (SYR) A 14 72.63 m 80.50 m
 Dejan Angelovski (MKD) B 4 58.23 m 76.50 m

Records

Standing records prior to the 2005 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996 Germany Jena, Germany
Event Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 92.80 m August 12, 2001 Canada Edmonton, Canada
Season Best  Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 91.53 m June 26, 2005 Finland Kuortane, Finland

Qualification

Group A

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 1  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 85.08 85.08 m
2 3  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 81.45 81.45 m
3 7  Aki Parviainen (FIN) 79.48 X 79.48 m
4 9  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 78.79 X X 78.79 m
5 10  Guillermo Martínez (CUB) 75.28 78.37 X 78.37 m
6 11  Mark Frank (GER) 76.76 73.08 77.87 77.87 m
7 12  Tomas Intas (LTU) 77.08 X X 77.08 m
8 13  Nick Nieland (GBR) 74.61 76.62 76.71 76.71 m
9 15  Stefan Müller (SUI) 76.30 71.54 69.93 76.30 m
10 19  Marián Bokor (SVK) 74.27 74.70 74.81 74.81 m
11 20  Firas Al-Mohamed (SYR) 72.63 X X 72.63 m SB
12 22  Gergely Horváth (HUN) 67.04 72.33 71.81 72.33 m
13 23  Francesco Pignata (ITA) 71.13 72.17 66.96 72.17 m
14 24  Gabriel Wallin (SWE) 68.72 63.50 72.04 72.04 m
15 29  Oleg Statsenko (UKR) X X 64.44 64.44 m
16 31  Shaka Sola (SAM) [1] 38.31 41.18 41.18 m PB

Group B

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3
1 2  Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 82.21 82.21 m
2 4  Andrus Värnik (EST) 74.83 X 80.97 80.97 m
3 5  Ainārs Kovals (LAT) X 80.80 78.05 80.80 m
4 6  Alexandr Ivanov (RUS) 79.65 76.00 79.65 m
5 8  Scott Russell (CAN) 79.45 77.11 X 79.45 m
6 14  Christian Nicolay (GER) 76.68 X 72.35 76.68 m
7 16  Vadims Vasilevskis (LAT) 75.76 X 76.16 76.16 m
8 17  Lohan Rautenbach (RSA) X 75.94 X 75.94 m
9 18  Li Rongxiang (CHN) 74.95 X X 74.95 m
10 21  Esko Mikkola (FIN) 71.87 72.54 71.50 72.54 m
11 25  John Hetzendorf (USA) X 70.16 70.49 70.49 m
12 26  Ronny Nilsen (NOR) 70.07 70.07 m
13 27  Yukifumi Murakami (JPN) X 67.84 68.31 68.31 m
14 28  Vadim Bavikin (ISR) 66.03 66.74 X 66.74 m
15 30  Dejan Angelovski (MKD) 56.66 58.23 55.83 58.23 m SB

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Andrus Värnik (EST) 79.06 X 76.47 87.17 85.29 X 87.17 m
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 78.36 81.52 83.41 85.71 86.18 X 86.18 m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 80.77 83.30 79.95 83.48 82.55 83.54 83.54 m
4  Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 75.44 X 79.64 81.27 X X 81.27 m
5  Alexandr Ivanov (RUS) 77.93 79.14 X X X 77.12 79.14 m
6  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 73.12 78.77 X X X 77.34 78.77 m
7  Ainārs Kovals (LAT) 74.05 X 77.61 X X X 77.61 m
8  Mark Frank (GER) 75.82 73.19 71.17 X 77.56 X 77.56 m
9  Aki Parviainen (FIN) 74.86 70.88 X 74.86 m
10  Guillermo Martínez (CUB) 72.68 69.42 X 72.68 m
11  Tomas Intas (LTU) X X 70.11 70.11 m
12  Scott Russell (CAN) 62.33 X 68.59 68.59 m

Notes

  1. ^ Shaka Sola, a shot putter who missed the shot event at the World Championships, was allowed to compete in javelin throw instead. Trying javelin for the first time, he naturally finished far behind the other athletes.


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