Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, had an entrylist of 28 competitors. The final was held on August 5, 1984, and the qualifying round on August 4, 1984, with the qualification mark set at 83.00 metres.[1]

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
DateAugust 4 (qualifications)
August 5 (final)
Competitors28 from 19 nations
Winning distance86.76
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Arto Härkönen
 Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dave Ottley
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kenth Eldebrink
 Sweden
← 1980
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MedalistsEdit

Gold Arto Härkönen
  Finland
Silver David Ottley
  Great Britain
Bronze Kenth Eldebrink
  Sweden

ScheduleEdit

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
04.08.1984 – 09:30h 04.08.1984 – 10:30h
Final Round
06.08.1984 – 18:15h

AbbreviationsEdit

  • 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

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record   Uwe Hohn (GDR) 104.80 m July 20, 1984   East Berlin, East Germany
Olympic Record   Miklós Németh (HUN) 94.58 m July 25, 1976   Montreal, Canada

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 3   Roald Bradstock (GBR) 79.52 81.08 83.06 83.06 m
2 5   Wolfram Gambke (FRG) 75.10 82.98 X 82.98 m
3 6   Per Erling Olsen (NOR) 82.46 X X 82.46 m
4 7   Laslo Babits (CAN) X 76.68 82.18 82.18 m
5 8   Masami Yoshida (JPN) 78.14 81.42 78.06 81.42 m
6 10   Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 79.78 X 80.94 80.94 m
7 11   Jean-Paul Lakafia (FRA) 80.52 66.26 78.02 80.52 m
8 12   Duncan Atwood (USA) 77.08 79.34 X 79.34 m
9 13   Raimo Manninen (FIN) 79.26 X X 79.24 m
10 14   Juan de la Garza (MEX) 78.80 X 79.16 79.16 m
11 16   Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 76.52 X X 76.52 m
12 19   Zakayo Malekwa (TAN) 71.80 X 75.18 75.18 m
13 23   Agostino Ghesini (ITA) 72.16 63.92 72.96 72.96 m
14 27   Justin Arop (UGA) 69.76 66.30 X 69.76 m

Group BEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1   Tom Petranoff (USA) 85.96 85.96 m
2 2   David Ottley (GBR) 85.68 85.68 m
3 4   Arto Härkönen (FIN) 82.82 83.06 83.06 m
4 9   Kenth Eldebrink (SWE) 79.36 81.06 79.42 81.06 m
5 2   Reidar Lorentzen (NOR) X 68.00 76.62 76.62 m
6 17   Tero Saviniemi (FIN) X 76.46 X 76.46 m
7 18   Steve Roller (USA) 75.50 75.48 X 75.50 m
8 20   Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) 74.82 72.58 69.18 74.82 m
9 21   Muhammad Rashid Khan (PAK) 72.48 70.76 74.58 74.58 m
10 22   Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) X X 73.52 73.52 m
11 24   Chen Hung-yen (TPE) 62.46 71.48 68.54 71.48 m
12 25   Gurtej Singh (IND) 63.62 70.08 69.32 70.08 m
13 26   Sigurður Einarsson (ISL) 69.82 66.68 67.02 69.82 m
  Mike O'Rourke (NZL) X X X NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Arto Härkönen (FIN) X 78.74 84.34 86.76 X X 86.76 m
    David Ottley (GBR) 85.74 81.52 X X 83.92 84.46 85.74 m
    Kenth Eldebrink (SWE) X 80.28 X X 83.72 83.30 83.72 m
4   Wolfram Gambke (FRG) 82.00 82.46 X 78.88 X 72.08 82.46 m
5   Masami Yoshida (JPN) X 81.98 X 81.98 77.92 81.66 81.98 m
6   Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 80.44 77.66 79.22 81.58 X 79.26 81.58 m
7   Roald Bradstock (GBR) 70.20 81.22 78.22 76.68 X 78.82 81.22 m
8   Laslo Babits (CAN) X X 80.68 X X X 80.68 m
9   Per Erling Olsen (NOR) 73.64 X 78.98 78.98 m
10   Tom Petranoff (USA) X X 78.40 78.40 m
11   Duncan Atwood (USA) 72.54 78.10 X 78.10 m
12   Jean-Paul Lakafia (FRA) X X 70.86 70.86 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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