Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

The men's javelin throw event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entry list of 38 competitors, with two qualifying groups (38 throwers) before the final (12) took place on Sunday September 25, 1988. This was the first time that the competitors had to use the new javelin. The qualification mark was set at 79.00 metres.[1]

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuesSeoul Olympic Stadium
DatesSeptember 24 (qualifications)
September 25 (final)
Competitors38 from 22 nations
Winning distance84.28
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Tapio Korjus
 Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jan Železný
 Czechoslovakia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Seppo Räty
 Finland
← 1984
1992 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Tapio Korjus
  Finland
Silver Jan Železný
  Czechoslovakia
Bronze Seppo Räty
  Finland

ScheduleEdit

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
24.09.1988 – 09:40h 24.09.1988 – 11:00h
Final Round
25.09.1988 – 12:00h

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 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record   Jan Železný (TCH) 87.66 m May 31, 1987   Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Olympic Record   Miklós Németh (HUN) 94.58 m [2] July 25, 1976   Montreal, Canada
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record   Seppo Räty (FIN) 76.76 m September 24, 1988   Seoul, South Korea
Olympic Record   Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) 77.44 m September 24, 1988   Seoul, South Korea
Olympic Record   Peter Borglund (SWE) 78.66 m September 24, 1988   Seoul, South Korea
Olympic Record   Jan Železný (TCH) 85.90 m September 24, 1988   Seoul, South Korea

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1   Jan Železný (TCH) 85.90 85.90 m
2 2   Seppo Räty (FIN) 76.76 77.70 81.62 81.62 m
3 6   Vladimir Ovchinnikov (URS) X 77.68 80.26 80.26 m
4 7   Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 77.22 80.24 80.24 m
5 8   Gerald Weiß (GDR) 78.20 74.80 80.22 80.22 m
6 9   Peter Borglund (SWE) 78.66 73.76 80.16 80.16 m
7 10   Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 72.40 78.06 79.90 79.90 m
8 13   Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 78.46 75.64 78.92 78.92 m
9 18   Tom Petranoff (USA) 71.42 75.04 77.48 77.48 m
10 19   Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) 77.44 X 77.46 77.46 m
11 24   Rudolf Steiner (SUI) 76.02 67.56 X 76.02 m
12 25   Roald Bradstock (GBR) 75.96 73.66 72.60 75.96 m
13 29   Brian Crouser (USA) 72.66 72.64 72.72 72.72 m
14 30   Charlus Bertimon (FRA) 70.84 70.58 70.48 70.84 m
15 31   Mike Mahovlich (CAN) X 69.44 67.32 69.44 m
16 32   Stéphane Laporte (FRA) 63.66 X 69.40 69.40 m
17 34   Zakayo Malekwa (TAN) X 67.14 67.56 67.56 m
18 35   Ghanem Zaid (KUW) 62.88 63.50 65.84 65.84 m
19 37   Paul Hurlston (CAY) X 62.34 61.78 62.34 m

Group BEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 3   Tapio Korjus (FIN) 76.42 78.26 81.42 81.42 m
2 4   David Ottley (GBR) 80.98 80.98 m
3 5   Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 77.98 75.08 80.52 80.52 m
4 11   Dag Wennlund (SWE) X 79.66 79.66 m
5 12   Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 71.18 79.26 79.26 m
6 14   Dave Stephens (USA) 78.42 76.80 70.86 78.42 m
7 15   Silvio Warsönke (GDR) 75.88 75.78 78.22 78.22 m
8 16   Lee Uk-jong (KOR) X 67.96 78.10 78.10 m
9 17   Detlef Michel (GDR) 73.54 77.68 77.70 77.70 m
10 20   Mick Hill (GBR) 77.20 74.98 72.98 77.20 m
11 21   Masami Yoshida (JPN) 74.76 71.38 76.90 76.90 m
12 22   Terry McHugh (IRL) 76.46 73.34 69.18 76.46 m
13 23   Pascal Lefèvre (FRA) 76.42 74.56 72.90 76.42 m
14 26   Zdeněk Nenadál (TCH) 75.56 69.78 75.34 75.56 m
15 27   Sigurður Einarsson (ISL) 69.18 72.90 75.52 75.52 m
16 28   Stephen Feraday (CAN) 68.78 66.22 73.32 73.32 m
17 33   Justin Arop (UGA) 67.54 69.10 67.68 69.10 m
18 36   Hafez El-Hussein (SYR) 63.34 63.34 63.30 63.34 m
19 38   Abdul Azim Al-Aliwat (KSA) 56.32 53.32 49.48 56.32 m

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Tapio Korjus (FIN) 82.74 76.26 X 84.28 84.28 m
    Jan Železný (TCH) X 82.32 81.60 83.46 77.88 84.12 84.12 m
    Seppo Räty (FIN) 80.00 76.26 83.26 78.74 80.66 80.44 83.26 m
4   Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 80.14 78.72 78.28 X 77.76 82.72 82.72 m
5   Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 81.42 82.32 X 80.38 81.42 79.52 82.32 m
6   Gerald Weiß (GDR) 80.66 81.30 79.94 77.26 77.80 78.28 81.30 m
7   Vladimir Ovchinnikov (URS) 76.48 76.58 79.12 X 77.32 74.64 79.12 m
8   Dag Wennlund (SWE) 76.88 75.62 78.30 X 76.60 X 78.30 m
9   Peter Borglund (SWE) 78.16 78.22 74.76 78.22 m
10   Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 75.62 77.78 78.04 78.04 m
11   David Ottley (GBR) 74.52 75.70 76.96 76.96 m
12   Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 72.12 73.28 X 73.28 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ Németh set his Olympic record with the old javelin

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