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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

The men's javelin throw competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 25–27 August.[1]

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates26–28 August
Competitors34 from 23 nations
Winning distance86.50
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Vadims Vasiļevskis  Latvia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sergey Makarov  Russia
← 2000
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Competition formatEdit

In the qualifying round, each athlete receives three throws. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 26 August 2004 20:00 Qualification
Saturday, 28 August 2004 20:40 Final

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m Jena, Germany 25 May 1996
Olympic record   Jan Železný (CZE) 90.17 m Sydney, Australia 23 September 2000

No new records were set during the competition.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Rule: Qualifying standard 81.00 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Breaux Greer   United States 87.25 87.25 Q
2 A Sergey Makarov   Russia 86.08 86.08 Q
3 B Vadims Vasiļevskis   Latvia 84.43 84.43 Q, PB
4 A Esko Mikkola   Finland 83.64 83.64 Q
5 A Andrus Värnik   Estonia 83.25 83.25 Q
6 B Aleksandr Ivanov   Russia 82.18 82.18 Q
7 B Tero Pitkämäki   Finland 82.04 82.04 Q
8 B Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway 81.74 81.74 Q
9 B Jan Železný   Czech Republic 81.18 81.18 Q
10 A Matti Närhi   Finland 81.06 81.06 Q
11 B Ēriks Rags   Latvia 77.92 80.84 x 80.84 q
12 A Steve Backley   Great Britain 80.60 80.68 80.39 80.68 q
13 B Isbel Luaces   Cuba 80.07 77.53 79.07 80.07
14 A Gerhardus Pienaar   South Africa 79.95 74.69 79.56 79.95
15 B Li Rongxiang   China 79.73 x 79.94 79.94
16 A Christian Nicolay   Germany 79.77 x 78.50 79.77
17 A Voldemārs Lūsis   Latvia 79.27 x x 79.27
18 B Yukifumi Murakami   Japan 77.25 77.60 78.59 78.59
19 B Oliver Dziubak   Australia 77.21 78.53 75.57 78.53
20 B Peter Esenwein   Germany 75.18 73.76 78.41 78.41
21 A William Hamlyn-Harris   Australia 69.64 74.34 77.43 77.43
22 A Peter Zupanc   Slovenia 74.11 72.42 77.34 77.34
23 A Miroslav Guzdek   Czech Republic 76.45 75.36 75.75 76.45
24 B Sergey Voynov   Uzbekistan 74.68 74.08 72.71 74.68
25 B Stuart Farquhar   New Zealand 74.24 73.07 74.63 74.63
26 A Gergely Horváth   Hungary 73.45 73.95 72.05 73.95
27 A Ronny Nilsen   Norway x 73.46 x 73.46
28 B Nick Nieland   Great Britain 68.86 71.31 72.79 72.79
29 B Park Jae-myong   South Korea 63.01 67.60 72.70 72.70
30 A Manuel Fuenmayor   Venezuela 72.26 68.72 72.14 72.26
31 A David Brisseault   France 68.70 71.86 69.58 71.86
32 A Marián Bokor   Slovakia 68.21 71.74 67.73 71.74
33 B Edi Ponoš   Croatia 66.73 x 71.43 71.43
B Boris Henry   Germany DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway 84.82 86.50 80.96 x 86.50 PB
  Vadims Vasiļevskis   Latvia 84.95 83.95 x x 79.07 80.91 84.95 PB
  Sergey Makarov   Russia 84.84 x 77.59 78.00 82.51 84.32 84.84
4 Steve Backley   Great Britain 79.62 81.48 84.13 83.02 x 81.62 84.13 SB
5 Aleksandr Ivanov   Russia 83.31 82.76 81.36 80.28 78.07 79.99 83.31
6 Andrus Värnik   Estonia 83.25 82.72 x x 76.41 83.25
7 Ēriks Rags   Latvia 77.13 83.14 81.69 x x 78.63 83.14
8 Tero Pitkämäki   Finland 80.38 83.01 x x 81.19 x 83.01
9 Jan Železný   Czech Republic 76.77 79.98 80.59 80.59
10 Matti Närhi   Finland x 80.28 78.73 80.28
11 Esko Mikkola   Finland 76.20 79.43 76.23 79.43
12 Breaux Greer   United States 74.36 x x 74.36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Hammer Throw". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 February 2015.

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