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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date21 August 2008 (qualification)
23 August 2008 (final)
Competitors38 from 29 nations
Winning distance90.57 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Andreas Thorkildsen
 Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ainārs Kovals
 Latvia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tero Pitkämäki
 Finland
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The men's javelin throw event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 21 and 23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1] The qualification mark was set at 82.50 metres.

The qualifying standards were 81.80 m (268.37 ft) (A standard) and 77.80 m (255.25 ft) (B standard).[2]

Schedule

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 10:10 Qualifications[3]
Saturday, 23 August 2008 19:10 Finals[4]

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

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
23 August Final  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 90.57 OR

Results

Qualifying round

Qualification: 82.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Vadims Vasiļevskis  Latvia 83.51 83.51 Q
2 B Ilya Korotkov  Russia 79.13 83.33 83.33 Q
3 B Tero Pitkämäki  Finland x 82.61 82.61 Q
4 B Tero Järvenpää  Finland 77.76 82.34 - 82.34 q
5 B Vítězslav Veselý  Czech Republic x 78.93 81.20 81.20 q, PB
6 A Scott Russell  Canada 80.42 - - 80.42 q
7 A Ainārs Kovals  Latvia x x 80.15 80.15 q
8 A Uladzimir Kazlou  Belarus 77.07 80.06 78.41 80.06 q
9 B Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway 79.85 x - 79.85 q
10 A Teemu Wirkkala  Finland 79.79 78.89 75.81 79.79 q
11 A Jarrod Bannister  Australia 79.79 x 77.40 79.79 q
12 A Magnus Arvidsson  Sweden 79.70 75.35 76.07 79.70 q
13 A Ēriks Rags  Latvia 79.33 x 77.97 79.33
14 B Alexandr Ivanov  Russia 75.73 73.89 79.27 79.27
15 A Yukifumi Murakami  Japan x 78.21 76.29 78.21
16 A Igor Janik  Poland 71.43 67.59 77.63 77.63
17 A Park Jae-Myong  South Korea 76.63 75.61 74.25 76.63
18 B Leigh Smith  United States x 74.18 76.55 76.55
19 A John Robert Oosthuizen  South Africa x 74.55 76.16 76.16
20 B Stuart Farquhar  New Zealand 76.14 75.51 73.87 76.14
21 B Mihkel Kukk  Estonia 63.42 70.55 75.56 75.56
22 A Breaux Greer  United States 73.68 - - 73.68 SB
23 B Chen Qi  China 73.50 x x 73.50
24 A Ignacio Guerra  Chile 71.07 71.35 73.03 73.03
25 B Mike Hazle  United States x 72.75 71.69 72.75
26 A Sergey Makarov  Russia x x 72.47 72.47
27 B Ioannis-Georgios Smalios  Greece x 71.87 67.39 71.87
28 A Anier Boue  Cuba 71.29 71.85 x 71.85
29 B Roman Avramenko  Ukraine 71.64 70.68 71.10 71.64
30 A Victor Fatecha  Paraguay 70.59 71.58 68.79 71.58
31 B Matija Kranjc  Slovenia 71.00 x x 71.00
32 A Stephan Steding  Germany x 70.05 x 70.05
33 A Bobur Shokirjonov  Uzbekistan 69.54 66.29 68.29 69.54
34 B Pablo Pietrobelli  Argentina 58.04 66.95 69.09 69.09
35 B Alexander Vieweg  Germany 67.49 66.37 67.39 67.49
36 B Kolyo Neshev  Bulgaria 66.00 x x 66.00
37 B Melik Janoyan  Armenia x x 64.47 64.47
A Csongor Olteán  Hungary x x x NM
AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Final

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway 84.72 85.91 87.93 85.13 90.57 x 90.57 OR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ainārs Kovals  Latvia 79.45 82.63 82.28 78.98 80.65 86.64 86.64 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tero Pitkämäki  Finland 83.75 x 80.69 85.83 x 86.16 86.16
4 Tero Järvenpää  Finland 83.95 x x x x 83.63 83.95
5 Teemu Wirkkala  Finland 73.90 83.46 x x 78.23 83.46
6 Jarrod Bannister  Australia 83.45 80.59 82.20 x x x 83.45
7 Ilya Korotkov  Russia 82.54 x 76.84 82.15 x 83.15 83.15
8 Uladzimir Kazlou  Belarus 82.06 77.57 74.09 x x 75.36 82.06 PB
9 Vadims Vasiļevskis  Latvia 76.75 x 81.32 81.32
10 Scott Russell  Canada 80.90 78.02 x 80.90
11 Magnus Arvidsson  Sweden 79.85 79.57 80.16 80.16
12 Vítězslav Veselý  Czech Republic x x 76.76 76.76

References

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ "Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's Javelin Throw Final". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
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