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2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw

The men's javelin throw at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 15–17 August.[1]

Men's javelin throw
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates15 August (qualification)
17 August (final)
Competitors33 from 25 nations
Winning distance87.17 m (285 ft 11 34 in)
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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Change seems to be hitting the event. Last year's surprise Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott, didn't make the final, nor did the returning bronze medalist Guillermo Martínez. The defending champion Matthias de Zordo did not return, nor did the Olympic silver medalist Oleksandr Pyatnytsya. Former two time Olympic gold medalist Andreas Thorkildsen was in danger of not qualifying, on his final attempt, he got into an automatic qualifier, one of only three, joining Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed, who set the Egyptian national record at 83.62.

Four throws into the final and Tero Pitkämäki took the early lead. Five throws later Vítězslav Veselý threw the winner 87.17. Two more throws and Roman Avramenko was sitting in third place after the first round. In the second round Pitkämäki improved, followed by world leader Dmitriy Tarabin taking over third place. Veselý's remaining throws wouldn't be enough to place in the top four. Pitkämäki improved again on his third attempt, falling just 10 cm short of Veselý. That mark would be good enough for silver.

At the same time as Kenyan women were in their customary position battling the Ethiopians in the women's 5000, Julius Yego's fifth round throw of 85.40 was a Kenyan national record, but more importantly, Kenya's first field event finalist was in third place in the world championships, with only one throw to go. Throwing before the home crowd, Tarabin's final effort of 86.23 took third place back for good, dashing Yego's hope for a medal.[2]

Contents

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[3]

World record   Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48   Jena, Germany 25 May 1996
Championship record   Jan Železný (CZE) 92.80   Edmonton, Canada 12 August 2001
World leading   Dmitri Tarabin (RUS) 88.84   Moscow, Russia 24 July 2013
African record   Marius Corbett (RSA) 88.75   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 21 September 1998
Asian record   Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) 87.60   San Jose, United States 27 May 1989
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Breaux Greer (USA) 91.29   Indianapolis, United States 21 June 2007
South American record   Edgar Baumann (PAR) 84.70   San Marcos, United States 17 October 1999
European record   Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48   Jena, Germany 25 May 1996
Oceanian record   Jarrod Bannister (AUS) 89.02   Brisbane, Australia 29 February 2008

Qualification standardsEdit

A result[4] B result
83.50 81.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
15 August 2013 9:30 Qualification
17 August 2013 18:35 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: Q Qualified q 12 best performers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

QualificationEdit

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 82.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advanced to the final.[5]

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Tero Pitkämäki   Finland (FIN) 84.39 84.39 Q
2 B Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed   Egypt (EGY) 83.62 83.62 Q, NR
3 A Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway (NOR) x 79.45 83.05 83.05 Q
4 A Ivan Zaytsev   Uzbekistan (UZB) 81.53 x 81.53 q
5 A Vítězslav Veselý   Czech Republic (CZE) x 81.51 81.51 q
6 B Antti Ruuskanen   Finland (FIN) 80.02 81.36 81.36 q
7 B Dmitriy Tarabin   Russia (RUS) x 81.32 81.32 q
8 A Julius Yego   Kenya (KEN) 79.56 x 80.88 80.88 q
9 A Kim Amb   Sweden (SWE) 80.84 x 80.37 80.84 q
10 A Stuart Farquhar   New Zealand (NZL) 80.73 x 76.73 80.73 q
11 B Risto Mätas   Estonia (EST) 79.25 x 80.18 80.18 q
12 B Fatih Avan   Turkey (TUR) 78.09 79.93 80.09 80.09
13 A Bernhard Seifert   Germany (GER) 80.02 x x 80.02
14 B Vadims Vasiļevskis   Latvia (LAT) 79.09 77.59 79.68 79.68
15 A Guillermo Martínez   Cuba (CUB) 79.67 77.88 76.70 79.67
16 B Teemu Wirkkala   Finland (FIN) 79.50 78.54 79.26 79.50
17 B Víctor Fatecha   Paraguay (PAR) 76.13 79.03 x 79.03 PB
18 A Keshorn Walcott   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 78.78 x 75.84 78.78
19 B Riley Dolezal   United States (USA) 72.96 78.76 77.25 78.76
20 A Aleksey Tovarnov   Russia (RUS) 74.15 73.25 78.43 78.43
21 B Yukifumi Murakami   Japan (JPN) 77.75 x 76.74 77.75
22 B Zhao Qinggang   China (CHN) 76.23 76.78 77.61 77.61
23 B Lars Hamann   Germany (GER) 77.10 74.75 72.00 77.10
24 A Marcin Krukowski   Poland (POL) x x 76.93 76.93
25 A Valeriy Iordan   Russia (RUS) 76.92 72.79 73.70 76.92
26 A Hamish Peacock   Australia (AUS) 70.61 76.33 75.31 76.33
27 B Łukasz Grzeszczuk   Poland (POL) 74.72 x x 74.72
28 B Gabriel Wallin   Sweden (SWE) 74.66 x x 74.66
29 A Thomas Röhler   Germany (GER) 71.88 74.45 73.67 74.45
30 B John Robert Oosthuizen   South Africa (RSA) 74.36 70.99 x 74.36
31 A Uladzimir Kazlou   Belarus (BLR) 72.66 67.79 x 72.66
32 B Leslie Copeland   Fiji (FIJ) 70.56 72.30 68.46 72.30
B Roman Avramenko   Ukraine (UKR) 76.73 79.91 80.37 80.37 DQ[6]

FinalEdit

The final was started at 18.35.[7]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Vítězslav Veselý   Czech Republic (CZE) 87.17 78.80 81.21 83.80 x 87.17
  Tero Pitkämäki   Finland (FIN) 83.40 86.88 87.07 85.67 x 85.22 87.07
  Dmitriy Tarabin   Russia (RUS) x 84.38 x 82.25 x 86.23 86.23
4 Julius Yego   Kenya (KEN) 80.60 x 81.13 x 85.40 81.20 85.40 NR
5 Antti Ruuskanen   Finland (FIN) 77.96 80.32 x x 75.86 81.44 81.44
6 Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway (NOR) 80.93 76.82 x 80.62 81.06 81.06
7 Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed   Egypt (EGY) 79.02 78.57 80.94 78.70 76.85 x 80.94
8 Risto Mätas   Estonia (EST) 78.32 78.87 80.03 80.03
9 Stuart Farquhar   New Zealand (NZL) 79.24 75.72 x 79.24
10 Kim Amb   Sweden (SWE) 77.64 76.28 78.91 78.91
11 Ivan Zaytsev   Uzbekistan (UZB) 74.58 78.33 77.72 78.33
Roman Avramenko   Ukraine (UKR) 81.32 x 80.12 82.05 78.61 80.80 82.05 DQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/sports/2013/08/18/captain-yegos-record-throw-misses-podium-just/
  3. ^ "Javelin Throw records". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, archived from the original on 16 August 2013, retrieved 8 August 2013
  5. ^ Qualification Results
  6. ^ Doping
  7. ^ Final Results

External linksEdit