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Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

The Men's javelin throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 8–11 August.[1]

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
JT victory ceremony London 2012.JPG
Men's javelin throw victory ceremony
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date8–11 August
Competitors44 from 31 nations
Winning distance84.58
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Keshorn Walcott
 Trinidad and Tobago
2nd, silver medalist(s) Antti Ruuskanen
 Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vítězslav Veselý
 Czech Republic
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Competition formatEdit

Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If fewer 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]

SummaryEdit

Seven athletes hit the automatic qualifying mark, two on their first attempt. 80.39 was the last qualifier. Julius Yego set a new national record for Kenya. With his one throw, Vítězslav Veselý improved his 2012 world lead to 88.34.

In the first round of the final, 19-year-old world junior champion Keshorn Walcott, only the 10th place qualifier, took the lead with an 83.51 national record for Trinidad and Tobago. Spiridon Lebesis was the only other competitor over 80 m in that round. In the second round Walcott improved his record out to 84.58m (277 feet 10 inches). 2007 World Champion Tero Pitkämäki moved into second place and two-time defending champion Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway) moved into third, but that was to be his best throw. In the third round Oleksandr Pyatnytsya threw 84.51, just 7 cm out of Walcott's lead. Nobody made a move in the fourth round. In the fifth round Antti Ruuskanen threw 84.12 to move into third place. In the final round Vesely put out his best throw of the competition, but his 83.34 was only good enough for 4th place, exactly 5 meters behind his lone throw in the qualifying round the day before. Walcott's mark of 84.58 was the shortest winning throw since the 1988 Seoul Olympics - the first with the [then] new, re-balanced javelin - when Tapio Korjus (Finland) won with 84.28m.[3]

On August 9, 2016, Oleksandr Pyatnytsya was disqualified after his anti-doping test sample was reanalyzed and found positive (dehydrochlormethyltestosterone). On February 24, 2017 Antti Ruuskanen received the silver medal in Finland.[4] Vítězslav Veselý received the bronze medal during Golden Spike Ostrava on 28 June 2017.[5][6]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 19:05 Qualifications
Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:20 Finals

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   Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 90.57 m Beijing, China 23 August 2008
2012 World leading   Vítězslav Veselý (CZE) 88.11 m Oslo, Norway 7 June 2012
Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 World leading   Vítězslav Veselý (CZE) 88.34 m London, United Kingdom 8 August 2012

The Following new National records were set during this competition

Kenya national record   Julius Yego (KEN) 81.81 m
Trinidad and Tobago national record   Keshorn Walcott (TRI) 84.58 m

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 82.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Vitezslav Vesely   Czech Republic 88.34 88.34 Q, WL, PB
2 A Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway 76.20 84.47 84.47 Q
3 B Tero Pitkämäki   Finland 76.53 x 83.01 83.01 Q
4 B Oleksandr Pyatnytsya   Ukraine 77.07 82.72 82.72 Q, DQ
5 A Spiridon Lebesis   Greece 81.80 82.40 82.40 Q
6 A Stuart Farquhar   New Zealand 82.32 82.32 Q
7 B Roderick Genki Dean   Japan 71.58 82.07 82.07 Q
8 A Ari Mannio   Finland 81.99 x 76.25 81.99 q
9 B Julius Yego   Kenya 79.10 79.33 81.81 81.81 q, NR
10 B Keshorn Walcott   Trinidad and Tobago 78.91 76.44 81.75 81.75 q
11 B Antti Ruuskanen   Finland 77.83 81.74 x 81.74 q
12 A Tino Häber   Germany 78.19 69.54 80.39 80.39 q
13 A Leslie Copeland   Fiji 77.00 80.19 72.52 80.19 SB
14 A Roman Avramenko   Ukraine 79.15 77.03 80.06 80.06
15 A Uladzimir Kazlou   Belarus x 79.10 80.06 80.06
16 A Guillermo Martinez   Cuba 75.39 80.06 77.22 80.06
17 A Ainārs Kovals   Latvia 77.42 76.45 79.19 79.19
18 B Kim Amb   Sweden x 71.85 78.94 78.94
19 A Igor Janik   Poland 76.01 78.90 x 78.90
20 B Fatih Avan   Turkey 78.74 78.20 78.87 78.87
21 A Risto Mätas   Estonia 70.34 78.56 76.30 78.56
22 A Curtis Moss   Canada 74.21 78.13 78.22 78.22
23 B Craig Kinsley   United States 72.80 71.47 78.18 78.18
24 A Yukifumi Murakami   Japan 76.37 77.80 77.77 77.80
25 B Jakub Vadlejch   Czech Republic x 77.61 x 77.61
26 B Dayron Marquez   Colombia 75.15 77.59 76.50 77.59
27 B Jarrod Bannister   Australia 77.38 76.23 x 77.38
28 A Paweł Rakoczy   Poland 77.36 73.22 73.44 77.36
29 A Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed   Egypt 72.93 77.35 75.19 77.35
30 B Braian Toledo   Argentina 76.87 x 73.30 76.87
31 B Jung Sangjin   South Korea 76.37 74.77 x 76.37
32 A Cyrus Hostetler   United States 70.62 75.76 75.00 75.76
33 A Ilya Korotkov   Russia 75.68 x x 75.68
34 A Petr Frydrych   Czech Republic 69.54 70.44 75.46 75.46
35 B Mervyn Luckwell   Great Britain 74.09 x x 74.09
36 A Ivan Zaytsev   Uzbekistan 73.07 73.94 71.39 73.94
37 B Sean Furey   United States x 72.81 71.86 72.81
38 A Vadims Vasilevskis   Latvia x 72.81 x 72.81
39 B Melik Janoyan   Armenia 72.64 70.81 68.72 72.64
40 B Matija Kranjc   Slovenia 72.63 69.70 71.17 72.63
41 A Qin Qiang   China 72.29 68.76 65.28 72.29
42 B Bartosz Osewski   Poland x x 71.19 71.19
B Matthias De Zordo   Germany x x x NM
B Zigismunds Sirmais   Latvia x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Keshorn Walcott   Trinidad and Tobago 83.51 84.58 x 80.64 x 84.58 NR
  Antti Ruuskanen   Finland 79.60 81.09 81.60 81.97 84.12 79.88 84.12
  Vítězslav Veselý   Czech Republic x 81.69 81.80 x 80.32 83.34 83.34
4 Tero Pitkämäki   Finland 77.33 82.68 80.67 80.46 82.80 82.53 82.80
5 Andreas Thorkildsen   Norway x 82.63 x 81.70 x x 82.63
6 Spiridon Lebesis   Greece 81.21 81.91 81.27 80.36 x 79.45 81.91
7 Tino Haber   Germany 76.99 74.33 81.21 79.95 76.36 75.85 81.21
8 Stuart Farquhar   New Zealand 76.80 76.64 80.22 80.22
9 Roderick Genki Dean   Japan x 79.95 x 79.95
10 Ari Mannio   Finland 78.60 77.71 x 78.60
11 Julius Yego   Kenya 72.59 77.15 74.08 77.15
DSQ[6] Oleksandr Pyatnytsya   Ukraine 77.47 81.61 84.51 81.53 81.01 83.53 84.51 DQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics - Summer Olympic Sport". 22 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Men's Javelin throw competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Javelin Throw Men - The XXX Olympic Games". IAAF. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Antti Ruuskanen saa olympiahopeansa Lahden MM-kisojen yhteydessä" (in Finnish).
  5. ^ "Veselý se dočkal olympijské medaile. Asi skončí u babičky, usmál se" (in Czech). iDnes. 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b "IOC sanctions four athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London 2012". 24 January 2017.

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