2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw

The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics took place on August 31, 2007 (qualification round) and 2 September 2007 (final round) at the Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan. There were a total number of 36 competing athletes from 22 countries.

MedalistsEdit

Gold   Tero Pitkämäki (FIN)
Silver   Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR)
Bronze   Breaux Greer (USA)

ScheduleEdit

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
31.08.2007 – 09:30h 31.08.2007 – 11:30h
Final Round
02.09.2007 – 19:15h

AbbreviationsEdit

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

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 2007 World Athletics Championships
World Record   Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996   Jena, Germany
Event Record   Jan Železný (CZE) 92.80 m August 12, 2001   Edmonton, Canada
Season Best   Breaux Greer (USA) 91.29 m June 21, 2007   Indianapolis, United States

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Place Athlete 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1   Breaux Greer (USA) 64.49 79.67 86.78 86.78 Q
2   Tero Järvenpää (FIN) 84.35 84.35 Q SB
3   Magnus Arvidsson (SWE) 84.17 84.17 Q
4   Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) X 82.33 82.33 Q
5   Teemu Wirkkala (FIN) 75.52 X 79.82 79.82 q
6   Ēriks Rags (LAT) X X 79.79 79.79 q
7   Gerhardus Pienaar (RSA) 76.09 79.30 78.05 79.30  
8   Igor Sukhomlinov (RUS) 79.05 74.83 X 79.05  
9   Joshua Robinson (AUS) 75.11 76.93 78.48 78.48  
10   Sergey Makarov (RUS) 78.22 77.71 74.42 78.22  
11   Stuart Farquhar (NZL) 71.89 78.08 73.34 78.08 SB
12   Pablo Pietrobelli (ARG) 72.36 74.81 74.60 74.81  
13   Stephan Steding (GER) 67.32 X 74.61 74.61  
14   Miroslav Guzdek (CZE) 74.13 72.41 69.43 74.13  
15   Stefan Müller (SUI) X 71.48 X 71.48  
16   Marko Jänes (EST) X 68.64 69.65 69.65  
17   Csongor Olteán (HUN) X 64.44 X 64.44  

Group BEdit

Place Athlete 1 2 3 Mark Notes
1   Vadims Vasilevskis (LAT) X 72.80 87.37 87.37 Q
2   Guillermo Martínez (CUB) 82.99 82.99 Q
3   Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) X 79.66 82.42 82.42 Q
4   John Robert Oosthuizen (RSA) X 82.06 82.06 Q
5   Igor Janik (POL) 80.83 77.61 - 80.83 q
6   Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 80.62 78.54 X 80.62 q
7   Peter Esenwein (GER) 73.74 70.89 79.62 79.62  
8   Ainārs Kovals (LAT) X 77.18 79.42 79.42  
9   Qin Qiang (CHN) 77.71 74.96 74.95 77.71  
10   Yukifumi Murakami (JPN) 70.23 77.63 75.73 77.63 SB
11   Jarrod Bannister (AUS) 77.57 X 77.44 77.57  
12   Scott Russell (CAN) 73.67 75.35 77.54 77.54  
13   Andrus Värnik (EST) X 75.96 X 75.96 SB
14   Alexon Maximiano (BRA) 68.89 70.57 75.15 75.15  
15   Víctor Fatecha (PAR) 71.59 73.55 70.01 73.55  
16   Eric Brown (USA) 70.38 X 73.07 73.07  
17   Felix Loretz (SUI) 71.27 70.57 67.79 71.27  
18   Gabriel Wallin (SWE) X X 70.61 70.61  

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 81.62 89.16 83.64 87.72 X 90.33 90.33 m
    Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 82.78 88.61 X 82.80 X 87.33 88.61 m
    Breaux Greer (USA) X 80.67 84.31 X 86.21 83.81 86.21 m
4   Vadims Vasilevskis (LAT) X 85.19 X 77.42 X X 85.19 m
5   Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) 85.18 84.71 81.42 84.91 81.55 X 85.18 m
6   John Robert Oosthuizen (RSA) 84.52 79.77 X 79.18 X X 84.52 m PB
7   Igor Janik (POL) 79.82 X 83.38 X X 83.38 m PB
8   Tero Järvenpää (FIN) 80.30 79.40 82.10 X 77.30 75.40 82.10 m
9   Guillermo Martínez (CUB) 82.03 81.19 X 82.03 m
10   Magnus Arvidsson (SWE) 79.80 X 81.98 81.98 m
11   Ēriks Rags (LAT) X 77.22 80.01 80.01 m
12   Teemu Wirkkala (FIN) 78.01 X 76.48 78.01 m

ReferencesEdit