1983 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw

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Events at the
1983 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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10,000 m men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
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Marathon men women
20 km walk men
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Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
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Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
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Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland had a total number of 18 participating athletes, with the final held on 12 August 1983. All results were made with rough surfaced javelin. The qualification mark was set at 84.00 metres.

Medalists[edit]

Gold East Germany Detlef Michel
East Germany (GDR)
Silver United States Tom Petranoff
United States (USA)
Bronze Soviet Union Dainis Kula
Soviet Union (URS)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
10.08.1983 – 10:00h 10.08.1983 – 11:40h
Final Round
12.08.1983 – 18:55h

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Startlist[edit]

  • World list as of August 6, 1983, just before the start of the competition
  •   Competing at the 1983 World Athletics Championships
Rank Athlete Seasons Best Personal Best
1  Tom Petranoff (USA) 99.72 m 88.40 m
2  Detlef Michel (GDR) 96.72 m 94.52 m
3  Heino Puuste (URS) 94.20 m 90.72 m
4  Dainis Kula (URS) 91.88 m 92.06 m
5  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 91.44 m 89.78 m
6  Koos van der Merwe (RSA) 91.24 m 88.62 m
7  Pentti Sinersaari (FIN) 90.90 m 93.84 m
8  Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 90.66 m 81.22 m
9  Mike O'Rourke (NZL) 90.58 m 89.58 m
10  Mike Barnett (USA) 90.36 m 80.86 m
11  Per Erling Olsen (NOR) 90.30 m 88.02 m
12  Jorma Markus (FIN) 89.72 m 90.18 m
13  Agostino Ghesini (ITA) 89.12 m 82.52 m
14  Vasiliy Yershov (URS) 89.02 m 89.00 m
15  Rod Ewaliko (USA) 88.50 m 88.70 m
16  Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 88.10 m 87.50 m
17  Ramón González (CUB) 87.90 m 75.02 m
18  Raimo Manninen (FIN) 87.86 m 87.58 m
19  Arto Härkönen (FIN) 87.80 m 91.04 m
20  Dariusz Adamus (POL) 87.54 m 87.24 m
21  Stanisław Górak (POL) 87.40 m 84.08 m
22  Aimo Aho (FIN) 87.28 m 89.42 m
23  Esa Utriainen (FIN) 87.28 m 90.94 m
24  Janis Zirnis (URS) 87.20 m 89.48 m
25  Kenth Eldebrink (SWE) 86.86 m 90.00 m
26  Herman Potgieter (RSA) 86.78 m 88.62 m
27  Gerald Weiß (GDR) 86.28 m 89.56 m
28  Laslo Babits (CAN) 86.08 m 84.88 m

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1983 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Tom Petranoff (USA) 99.72 m May 15, 1983 United States Los Angeles, United States
Event Record New event
Season Best  Tom Petranoff (USA) 99.72 m May 15, 1983 United States Los Angeles, United States

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) X 88.86 88.86 m
2 5  Tom Petranoff (USA) 85.68 85.68 m
3 8  Esa Utriainen (FIN) 76.18 84.22 84.22 m
4 9  Dainis Kula (URS) 78.58 X 83.16 83.16 m
5 11  Rod Ewaliko (USA) 82.68 79.38 76.46 82.68 m
6 12  Aimo Aho (FIN) 72.60 81.92 79.66 81.92 m
7 13  Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 81.72 77.08 X 81.72 m
8 17  Zakayo Malekwa (TAN) 72.92 X 72.80 72.92 m
9 18  Trevor Modeste (GRN) X 51.84 X 51.84 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Detlef Michel (GDR) 90.40 90.40 m
2 3  Bob Roggy (USA) 73.30 86.16 86.16 m
3 4  Heino Puuste (URS) 82.18 85.86 85.86 m
4 6  Kenth Eldebrink (SWE) 85.64 85.64 m
5 7  Zdeněk Adamec (TCH) 83.42 84.54 84.54 m
6 10  Per Erling Olsen (NOR) 82.72 X 83.10 83.10 m
7 14  Arto Härkönen (FIN) 81.42 80.22 77.76 81.42 m
8 15  Mike O'Rourke (NZL) 75.32 X X 75.32 m
9 16  Laslo Babits (CAN) 74.16 X X 74.16 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Detlef Michel (GDR) 88.96 89.48 88.74 X X 86.70 89.48 m
2nd  Tom Petranoff (USA) 80.38 85.60 85.30 X X X 85.60 m
3rd  Dainis Kula (URS) 85.58 80.70 82.78 82.42 83.08 X 85.58 m
4  Heino Puuste (URS) 77.04 78.86 84.56 79.00 70.16 81.66 84.56 m
5  Per Erling Olsen (NOR) X 81.72 83.54 77.60 74.92 X 83.54 m
6  Kenth Eldebrink (SWE) 83.28 78.84 X 78.94 X 77.26 83.28 m
7  Zdeněk Adamec (TCH) 81.30 X X X 75.62 X 81.30 m
8  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 75.06 80.42 X X X X 80.42 m
9  Bob Roggy (USA) 79.84 78.02 74.82 79.84 m
10  Aimo Aho (FIN) 79.34 X 78.08 79.34 m
11  Rod Ewaliko (USA) 76.58 76.46 77.74 77.74 m
12  Esa Utriainen (FIN) X 76.66 X 76.66 m

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