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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

The men's javelin throw event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 21 and 23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1] The qualification mark was set at 82.50 metres.

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date21 August 2008 (qualification)
23 August 2008 (final)
Competitors38 from 29 nations
Winning distance90.57 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ainārs Kovals  Latvia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tero Pitkämäki  Finland
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The qualifying standards were 81.80 m (268.37 ft) (A standard) and 77.80 m (255.25 ft) (B standard).[2]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 10:10 Qualifications[3]
Saturday, 23 August 2008 19:10 Finals[4]

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

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
23 August Final   Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 90.57 OR

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification: 82.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Vadims Vasiļevskis   Latvia 83.51 83.51 Q
2 B Ilya Korotkov   Russia 79.13 83.33 83.33 Q
3 B Tero Pitkämäki   Finland x 82.61 82.61 Q
4 B Tero Järvenpää   Finland 77.76 82.34 - 82.34 q
5 B Vitezslav Veselý   Czech Republic x 78.93 81.20 81.20 q, PB
6 A Scott Russell   Canada 80.42 - - 80.42 q
7 A Ainārs Kovals   Latvia x x 80.15 80.15 q
8 A Uladzimir Kazlou   Belarus 77.07 80.06 78.41 80.06 q
9 B Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway 79.85 x - 79.85 q
10 A Teemu Wirkkala   Finland 79.79 78.89 75.81 79.79 q
11 A Jarrod Bannister   Australia 79.79 x 77.40 79.79 q
12 A Magnus Arvidsson   Sweden 79.70 75.35 76.07 79.70 q
13 A Ēriks Rags   Latvia 79.33 x 77.97 79.33
14 B Alexandr Ivanov   Russia 75.73 73.89 79.27 79.27
15 A Yukifumi Murakami   Japan x 78.21 76.29 78.21
16 A Igor Janik   Poland 71.43 67.59 77.63 77.63
17 A Park Jae-Myong   South Korea 76.63 75.61 74.25 76.63
18 B Leigh Smith   United States x 74.18 76.55 76.55
19 A John Robert Oosthuizen   South Africa x 74.55 76.16 76.16
20 B Stuart Farquhar   New Zealand 76.14 75.51 73.87 76.14
21 B Mihkel Kukk   Estonia 63.42 70.55 75.56 75.56
22 A Breaux Greer   United States 73.68 - - 73.68 SB
23 B Chen Qi   China 73.50 x x 73.50
24 A Ignacio Guerra   Chile 71.07 71.35 73.03 73.03
25 B Mike Hazle   United States x 72.75 71.69 72.75
26 A Sergey Makarov   Russia x x 72.47 72.47
27 B Ioannis-Georgios Smalios   Greece x 71.87 67.39 71.87
28 A Anier Boue   Cuba 71.29 71.85 x 71.85
29 B Roman Avramenko   Ukraine 71.64 70.68 71.10 71.64
30 A Victor Fatecha   Paraguay 70.59 71.58 68.79 71.58
31 B Matija Kranjc   Slovenia 71.00 x x 71.00
32 A Stephan Steding   Germany x 70.05 x 70.05
33 A Bobur Shokirjonov   Uzbekistan 69.54 66.29 68.29 69.54
34 B Pablo Pietrobelli   Argentina 58.04 66.95 69.09 69.09
35 B Alexander Vieweg   Germany 67.49 66.37 67.39 67.49
36 B Kolyo Neshev   Bulgaria 66.00 x x 66.00
37 B Melik Janoyan   Armenia x x 64.47 64.47
A Csongor Olteán   Hungary x x x NM
AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway 84.72 85.91 87.93 85.13 90.57 x 90.57 OR
  Ainārs Kovals   Latvia 79.45 82.63 82.28 78.98 80.65 86.64 86.64 PB
  Tero Pitkämäki   Finland 83.75 x 80.69 85.83 x 86.16 86.16
4 Tero Järvenpää   Finland 83.95 x x x x 83.63 83.95
5 Teemu Wirkkala   Finland 73.90 83.46 x x 78.23 83.46
6 Jarrod Bannister   Australia 83.45 80.59 82.20 x x x 83.45
7 Ilya Korotkov   Russia 82.54 x 76.84 82.15 x 83.15 83.15
8 Uladzimir Kazlou   Belarus 82.06 77.57 74.09 x x 75.36 82.06 PB
9 Vadims Vasiļevskis   Latvia 76.75 x 81.32 81.32
10 Scott Russell   Canada 80.90 78.02 x 80.90
11 Magnus Arvidsson   Sweden 79.85 79.57 80.16 80.16
12 Vitezslav Veselý   Czech Republic x x 76.76 76.76

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ "Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's Javelin Throw Final". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2013.