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Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

These are the official results of the Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were 34 competitors, of which 12 qualified for the final. The qualification mark was set at 83.00 metres.[1]

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
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VenueCentennial Olympic Stadium
Dates2 August (qualification)
3 August (final)
Competitors34 from 21 nations
Winning distance88.16
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jan Železný
 Czech Republic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Steve Backley
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Seppo Räty
 Finland
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MedalistsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
02.08.1996 – 09:30h 02.08.1996 – 11:00h
Final Round
03.08.1996 – 18:55h

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 1996 Summer Olympics
World Record   Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996   Jena, Germany
Olympic Record   Jan Železný (TCH) 89.66 m August 8, 1992   Barcelona, Spain
Season Best   Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996   Jena, Germany

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1   Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) 87.12 87.12 m
2 3   Sergey Makarov (RUS) 85.88 85.88 m
3 6   Seppo Räty (FIN) 83.66 83.66 m
4 7   Raymond Hecht (GER) 83.24 83.24 m
5 9   Peter Blank (GER) 82.68 X 82.68 m
6 10   Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 78.82 X 80.98 80.98 m
7 11   Mick Hill (GBR) 77.12 X 80.48 80.48 m
8 13   Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) 78.38 X 79.78 79.78 m
9 15   Dave Stephens (USA) 77.98 79.18 79.18 79.18 m
10 18   Emeterio González (CUB) X 77.94 74.42 77.94 m
11 20   Edgar Baumann (PAR) X 75.90 77.74 77.74 m
12 23   Gavin Lovegrove (NZL) X 77.12 X 77.12 m
13 24   Sergey Voynov (UZB) 75.58 76.30 68.50 76.30 m
14 26   Dag Wennlund (SWE) 75.24 X X 75.24 m
15 29   Terry McHugh (IRL) 69.72 X 72.84 72.84 m
16 31   Chu Ki-Young (KOR) X 70.30 71.42 71.42 m
17 33   Kirt Thompson (TRI) 68.02 X 64.12 68.02 m

Group BEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2   Jan Železný (CZE) 86.52 86.52 m
2 4   Tom Pukstys (USA) 80.70 81.34 84.70 84.70 m
3 5   Steve Backley (GBR) 84.14 84.14 m
4 8   Boris Henry (GER) 83.22 83.22 m
5 12   Zhang Lianbiao (CHN) 76.24 76.76 79.88 79.88 m
6 14   Harri Hakkarainen (FIN) 77.96 79.34 X 79.34 m
7 16   Vladimir Ovchinnikov (RUS) 74.88 76.12 78.20 78.20 m
8 17   Todd Riech (USA) X 76.68 78.02 78.02 m
9 19   Dimitrios Polymerou (GRE) 76.98 X 77.82 77.82 m
10 21   Andrew Currey (AUS) 71.34 76.58 77.28 77.28 m
11 22   Andrey Moruyev (RUS) X 76.96 77.20 77.20 m
12 25   Nick Nieland (GBR) 69.54 X 75.74 75.74 m
13 27   Vladimir Parfyonov (UZB) 68.54 73.96 73.28 73.96 m
14 28   Isbel Luaces (CUB) 73.84 73.20 X 73.84 m
15 30   Donald Sild (EST) 72.54 X 68.28 72.54 m
16 32   Pius Bazighe (NGR) 68.02 70.78 65.70 70.78 m
  Vladimir Sasimovich (BLR) X X X NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Jan Železný (CZE) X 88.16 82.68 83.86 86.02 86.12 88.16 m
    Steve Backley (GBR) 87.44 85.66 X 80.74 80.88 85.64 87.44 m
    Seppo Räty (FIN) 83.44 86.66 76.52 84.52 81.70 86.98 86.98 m
4   Raymond Hecht (GER) 83.88 86.88 X 83.10 X 85.10 86.88 m
5   Boris Henry (GER) 81.24 85.68 X 82.58 83.94 84.08 85.68 m
6   Sergey Makarov (RUS) 82.72 85.30 81.12 X 82.28 83.78 85.30 m
7   Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 82.72 80.26 X 84.02 81.98 X 84.02 m
8   Tom Pukstys (USA) 78.48 80.90 83.58 81.28 82.18 81.68 83.58 m
9   Peter Blank (GER) 76.66 81.82 X 81.82 m
10   Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) X 79.08 81.46 81.46 m
11   Zhang Lianbiao (CHN) 80.28 78.86 80.96 80.96 m
12   Mick Hill (GBR) 78.58 X X 78.58 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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