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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates26–28 August
Competitors34 from 23 nations
Winning distance86.50
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Andreas Thorkildsen
 Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Vadims Vasiļevskis
 Latvia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sergey Makarov
 Russia
← 2000
2008 →

The men's javelin throw competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 25–27 August.[1]

Competition format

In the qualifying round, each athlete receives three throws. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[2]

Schedule

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 26 August 2004 20:00 Qualification
Saturday, 28 August 2004 20:40 Final

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m Jena, Germany 25 May 1996
Olympic record  Jan Železný (CZE) 90.17 m Sydney, Australia 23 September 2000

No new records were set during the competition.

Results

Qualifying round

Rule: Qualifying standard 81.00 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Breaux Greer  United States 87.25 87.25 Q
2 A Sergey Makarov  Russia 86.08 86.08 Q
3 B Vadims Vasiļevskis  Latvia 84.43 84.43 Q, PB
4 A Esko Mikkola  Finland 83.64 83.64 Q
5 A Andrus Värnik  Estonia 83.25 83.25 Q
6 B Aleksandr Ivanov  Russia 82.18 82.18 Q
7 B Tero Pitkämäki  Finland 82.04 82.04 Q
8 B Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway 81.74 81.74 Q
9 B Jan Železný  Czech Republic 81.18 81.18 Q
10 A Matti Närhi  Finland 81.06 81.06 Q
11 B Ēriks Rags  Latvia 77.92 80.84 x 80.84 q
12 A Steve Backley  Great Britain 80.60 80.68 80.39 80.68 q
13 B Isbel Luaces  Cuba 80.07 77.53 79.07 80.07
14 A Gerhardus Pienaar  South Africa 79.95 74.69 79.56 79.95
15 B Li Rongxiang  China 79.73 x 79.94 79.94
16 A Christian Nicolay  Germany 79.77 x 78.50 79.77
17 A Voldemārs Lūsis  Latvia 79.27 x x 79.27
18 B Yukifumi Murakami  Japan 77.25 77.60 78.59 78.59
19 B Oliver Dziubak  Australia 77.21 78.53 75.57 78.53
20 B Peter Esenwein  Germany 75.18 73.76 78.41 78.41
21 A William Hamlyn-Harris  Australia 69.64 74.34 77.43 77.43
22 A Peter Zupanc  Slovenia 74.11 72.42 77.34 77.34
23 A Miroslav Guzdek  Czech Republic 76.45 75.36 75.75 76.45
24 B Sergey Voynov  Uzbekistan 74.68 74.08 72.71 74.68
25 B Stuart Farquhar  New Zealand 74.24 73.07 74.63 74.63
26 A Gergely Horváth  Hungary 73.45 73.95 72.05 73.95
27 A Ronny Nilsen  Norway x 73.46 x 73.46
28 B Nick Nieland  Great Britain 68.86 71.31 72.79 72.79
29 B Park Jae-myong  South Korea 63.01 67.60 72.70 72.70
30 A Manuel Fuenmayor  Venezuela 72.26 68.72 72.14 72.26
31 A David Brisseault  France 68.70 71.86 69.58 71.86
32 A Marián Bokor  Slovakia 68.21 71.74 67.73 71.74
33 A Mokrani Nassim  Algeria 68.39 70.25 69.10

Final

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway 84.82 86.50 80.96 x 86.50 PB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Vadims Vasiļevskis  Latvia 84.95 83.95 x x 79.07 80.91 84.95 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sergey Makarov  Russia 84.84 x 77.59 78.00 82.51 84.32 84.84
4 Steve Backley  Great Britain 79.62 81.48 84.13 83.02 x 81.62 84.13 SB
5 Aleksandr Ivanov  Russia 83.31 82.76 81.36 80.28 78.07 79.99 83.31
6 Andrus Värnik  Estonia 83.25 82.72 x x 76.41 83.25
7 Ēriks Rags  Latvia 77.13 83.14 81.69 x x 78.63 83.14
8 Tero Pitkämäki  Finland 80.38 83.01 x x 81.19 x 83.01
9 Jan Železný  Czech Republic 76.77 79.98 80.59 80.59
10 Matti Närhi  Finland x 80.28 78.73 80.28
11 Esko Mikkola  Finland 76.20 79.43 76.23 79.43
12 Breaux Greer  United States 74.36 x x 74.36

References

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Hammer Throw". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
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