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

The Women's javelin throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 7–9 August.[1] Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. 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]

Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date7–9 August
Competitors42 from 29 nations
Winning distance69.55
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christina Obergföll  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Linda Stahl  Germany
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The qualifying round was mostly automatic marks. Eight athletes hit the auto mark in their first legal attempt. It took 60.11 to make the final.

The final was dominated by defending champion and world record holder Barbora Špotáková who took the lead on the first throw of the competition, a lead she would never relinquish. On the second throw of the competition Sunette Viljoen got off her best throw, which would put her in third place. Later in the round, Christina Obergföll got off her only legal throw, which turned out to be the silver medal throw. Each round Špotáková kept putting out long throws, but didn't improve. In the fourth round, Linda Stahl passed Viljoen to move into bronze medal position. Then Špotáková let loose the winner, her 69.55—more than 2.5 metres further than her previous bests—which won the competition by 4.39 metres. None of the medalists even got a legal throw in the final two rounds. Any one of Špotáková's four legal throws would have won the gold medal.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 10:00 Qualifications
Thursday, 9 August 2012 21:00 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 72.28 m Stuttgart, Germany 13 September 2008
Olympic record   Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.53 m Athens, Greece 27 August 2004
2012 World leading   Sunette Viljoen (RSA) 69.35 m New York City, United States 9 June 2012
Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 World leading   Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 69.55 London, United Kingdom 9 August 2012

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 62.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Barbora Špotáková   Czech Republic 66.19 66.19 Q
2 A Christina Obergföll   Germany 66.14 66.14 Q
3 B Sunette Viljoen   South Africa 65.92 65.92 Q
4 A Linda Stahl   Germany 64.78 64.78 Q SB
5 B Lü Huihui   China 64.45 64.45 Q
6 A Martina Ratej   Slovenia x 63.60 63.60 Q
DSQ B Maria Abakumova   Russia 63.25 63.25 Q
8 B Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir   Iceland 62.77 62.77 Q NR
9 B Katharina Molitor   Germany 58.06 55.30 62.05 62.05 Q
10 A Madara Palameika   Latvia 60.62 60.50 57.91 60.62 q
11 A Elizabeth Gleadle   Canada x 59.73 60.26 60.26 q
12 B Kathryn Mitchell   Australia 60.11 57.80 59.84 60.11 q
13 A Līna Mūze   Latvia 51.15 59.48 59.91 59.91
14 B Jarmila Klimešová   Czech Republic 56.76 59.90 x 59.90
15 A Brittany Borman   United States 54.31 56.50 59.27 59.27
16 B Yuki Ebihara   Japan 59.25 58.03 54.17 59.25
17 A Kimberley Mickle   Australia 59.23 57.77 x 59.23
18 B Indre Jakubaityte   Lithuania 54.05 56.63 59.05 59.05 SB
19 B Vera Rebrik   Ukraine x 58.97 x 58.97
20 B Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala   Latvia x 58.86 51.35 58.86
21 A Laila Ferer e Silva   Brazil 51.66 52.61 58.39 58.39
22 B Hanna Hatsko   Ukraine 58.37 56.02 55.94 58.37
23 A Zhang Li   China 57.17 58.35 x 58.35
24 B Rachel Yurkovich   United States 54.20 x 57.92 57.92
25 A Noraida Bicet   Spain 54.08 54.56 57.77 57.77
26 A Tatjana Jelača   Serbia 52.58 x 57.09 57.09
27 B Sávva Líka   Greece 56.36 57.06 x 57.06
28 A Marharyta Dorozhon   Ukraine 56.74 55.18 50.60 56.74
29 B Yainelis Ribeaux   Cuba 53.70 56.55 x 56.55
30 B Li Lingwei   China 55.28 x 56.50 56.50
31 A Kara Patterson   United States 56.23 x x 56.23
32 A Flor Ruiz   Colombia x 54.34 52.37 54.34
33 B Maryna Novik   Belarus 51.93 50.77 54.31 54.31
34 B Leryn Franco   Paraguay 51.45 x 49.72 51.45
35 B Anastasiya Svechnikova   Uzbekistan 50.56 51.27 x 51.27
36 B Vanda Juhász   Hungary 49.90 50.01 x 50.01
37 A Elisabeth Eberl   Austria x x 49.66 49.66
38 A Kristine Harutyunyan   Armenia 47.65 x x 47.65
N/A A Yanet Cruz   Cuba x x x N/A NM
N/A A Goldie Sayers   Great Britain x x x N/A NM
N/A B Sanni Utriainen   Finland x x x N/A NM
N/A A Yusbelys Parra   Venezuela N/A N/A N/A N/A DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result[3] Notes
  Barbora Špotáková   Czech Republic 66.90 66.88 66.24 69.55 x x 69.55 WL
  Christina Obergföll   Germany 65.16 x x x x x 65.16
  Linda Stahl   Germany 59.49 63.24 62.67 64.91 x x 64.91 SB
4 Sunette Viljoen   South Africa 64.53 62.71 57.30 57.05 60.93 62.61 64.53
5 Lü Huihui   China 59.97 63.28 58.58 61.26 63.70 62.19 63.70
6 Katharina Molitor   Germany 62.89 58.15 58.51 x x x 62.89
7 Martina Ratej   Slovenia x 58.89 61.62 x 60.11 56.90 61.62
8 Madara Palameika   Latvia 56.47 60.73 x 59.32 x 59.22 60.73
9 Kathryn Mitchell   Australia 58.31 59.46 58.45 59.46
DSQ Maria Abakumova   Russia x 59.34 58.70 59.34
11 Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir   Iceland 59.08 57.35 x 59.08
12 Elizabeth Gleadle   Canada 57.10 x 58.78 58.78

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Women's Javelin throw competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-javelin-throw/phase=atw053100/index.html