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Sergey Makarov (javelin thrower)

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Sergey Aleksandrovich Makarov (Russian: Серге́й Александрович Макаров; born March 19, 1973) is a retired Russian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. His personal best throw of 92.61 m, set in 2002, is the Russian record. Facing tough competition throughout his career from Jan Železný, Steve Backley and others, Makarov did not win any major competition until 2003, when he became World Champion at the age of 30.

Sergey Makarov
Personal information
Native nameСеҏгей Александрович Макаров
Full nameSergey Aleksandrovich Makarov
NationalityRussian
BornMarch 19, 1973 (1973-03-19) (age 46)
Podolsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
Country Russia (1996–2011)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubDynamo Moskva
Achievements and titles
World finals
Olympic finals
Personal best(s)NR 92.61 m (2002)

Born into a sporting family, Makarov's father, Aleksandr, won the silver medal in the javelin throw at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

He is married to Oksana Ovchinnikova, former holder of the Russian record in women's javelin.

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Russia
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 85.30 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 5th 86.32 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Fukuoka, Japan 6th 81.62 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 86.45 m
Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 1st 84.11 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 9th 83.20 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 88.67 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th 83.64 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 2nd 88.05 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 1st 85.44 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st 85.66 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd 84.84 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th 80.34 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 83.54 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 86.69 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 26th 72.47 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th 80.86 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th 78.76 m

Seasonal bests by yearEdit

  • 1991 - 73.48
  • 1992 - 76.08
  • 1993 - 75.78
  • 1994 - 82.54
  • 1995 - 84.42
  • 1996 - 88.86
  • 1997 - 88.54
  • 1998 - 86.96
  • 1999 - 89.93
  • 2000 - 89.92
  • 2001 - 88.42
  • 2002 - 92.61
  • 2003 - 90.11
  • 2004 - 86.19
  • 2005 - 90.33
  • 2006 - 88.49
  • 2007 - 87.46
  • 2008 - 86.88
  • 2009 - 84.24
  • 2010 - 83.59
  • 2011 - 87.12
  • 2012 - 83.39

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