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Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Pictogram for athletics
VenueCentennial Olympic Stadium
Dates2 August (qualification)
3 August (final)
Competitors34 from 21 nations
Winning distance88.16
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jan Železný
 Czech Republic
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Steve Backley
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Seppo Räty
 Finland
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These are the official results of the Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were 34 competitors, of which 12 qualified for the final. The qualification mark was set at 83.00 metres.[1]

Medalists

Gold Jan Železný
 Czech Republic
Silver Steve Backley
 Great Britain
Bronze Seppo Räty
 Finland

Schedule

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
02.08.1996 – 09:30h 02.08.1996 – 11:00h
Final Round
03.08.1996 – 18:55h

Abbreviations

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

Records

Standing records prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996 Germany Jena, Germany
Olympic Record  Jan Železný (TCH) 89.66 m August 8, 1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain
Season Best  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996 Germany Jena, Germany

Qualification

Group A

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) 87.12 87.12 m
2 3  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 85.88 85.88 m
3 6  Seppo Räty (FIN) 83.66 83.66 m
4 7  Raymond Hecht (GER) 83.24 83.24 m
5 9  Peter Blank (GER) 82.68 X 82.68 m
6 10  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 78.82 X 80.98 80.98 m
7 11  Mick Hill (GBR) 77.12 X 80.48 80.48 m
8 13  Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) 78.38 X 79.78 79.78 m
9 15  Dave Stephens (USA) 77.98 79.18 79.18 79.18 m
10 18  Emeterio González (CUB) X 77.94 74.42 77.94 m
11 20  Edgar Baumann (PAR) X 75.90 77.74 77.74 m
12 23  Gavin Lovegrove (NZL) X 77.12 X 77.12 m
13 24  Sergey Voynov (UZB) 75.58 76.30 68.50 76.30 m
14 26  Dag Wennlund (SWE) 75.24 X X 75.24 m
15 29  Terry McHugh (IRL) 69.72 X 72.84 72.84 m
16 31  Chu Ki-Young (KOR) X 70.30 71.42 71.42 m
17 33  Kirt Thompson (TRI) 68.02 X 64.12 68.02 m

Group B

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Jan Železný (CZE) 86.52 86.52 m
2 4  Tom Pukstys (USA) 80.70 81.34 84.70 84.70 m
3 5  Steve Backley (GBR) 84.14 84.14 m
4 8  Boris Henry (GER) 83.22 83.22 m
5 12  Zhang Lianbiao (CHN) 76.24 76.76 79.88 79.88 m
6 14  Harri Hakkarainen (FIN) 77.96 79.34 X 79.34 m
7 16  Vladimir Ovchinnikov (RUS) 74.88 76.12 78.20 78.20 m
8 17  Todd Riech (USA) X 76.68 78.02 78.02 m
9 19  Dimitrios Polymerou (GRE) 76.98 X 77.82 77.82 m
10 21  Andrew Currey (AUS) 71.34 76.58 77.28 77.28 m
11 22  Andrey Moruyev (RUS) X 76.96 77.20 77.20 m
12 25  Nick Nieland (GBR) 69.54 X 75.74 75.74 m
13 27  Vladimir Parfyonov (UZB) 68.54 73.96 73.28 73.96 m
14 28  Isbel Luaces (CUB) 73.84 73.20 X 73.84 m
15 30  Donald Sild (EST) 72.54 X 68.28 72.54 m
16 32  Pius Bazighe (NGR) 68.02 70.78 65.70 70.78 m
 Vladimir Sasimovich (BLR) X X X NM

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Jan Železný (CZE) X 88.16 82.68 83.86 86.02 86.12 88.16 m
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Steve Backley (GBR) 87.44 85.66 X 80.74 80.88 85.64 87.44 m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Seppo Räty (FIN) 83.44 86.66 76.52 84.52 81.70 86.98 86.98 m
4  Raymond Hecht (GER) 83.88 86.88 X 83.10 X 85.10 86.88 m
5  Boris Henry (GER) 81.24 85.68 X 82.58 83.94 84.08 85.68 m
6  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 82.72 85.30 81.12 X 82.28 83.78 85.30 m
7  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 82.72 80.26 X 84.02 81.98 X 84.02 m
8  Tom Pukstys (USA) 78.48 80.90 83.58 81.28 82.18 81.68 83.58 m
9  Peter Blank (GER) 76.66 81.82 X 81.82 m
10  Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) X 79.08 81.46 81.46 m
11  Zhang Lianbiao (CHN) 80.28 78.86 80.96 80.96 m
12  Mick Hill (GBR) 78.58 X X 78.58 m

See also

References

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
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