1998 European Athletics Championships – Men's javelin throw

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Events at the 1998 European
Athletics Championships

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These are the official results of the Men's javelin throw event at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. There were a total number of 26 participating athletes. The final was held on 23 August 1998, two days after the qualification round where the mark was set at 82.00 metres. Title defender Steve Backley from Great Britain won the title for a third time in a row, setting a new championship record in the final round: 89.72 metres.

Medalists[edit]

Gold United Kingdom Steve Backley
Great Britain (GBR)
Silver United Kingdom Mick Hill
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze Germany Raymond Hecht
Germany (GER)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
21.08.1998 – 10:00h 21.08.1998 – 11:40h
Final Round
23.08.1998 – 18:00h

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

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1998 European Athletics Championships
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996 Germany Jena, Germany
Event Record  Steve Backley (GBR) 85.20 m August 8, 1994 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Broken records during the 1998 European Athletics Championships
Event Record  Steve Backley (GBR) 89.72 m August 23, 1998 Hungary Budapest, Hungary

Competitors[edit]

  • European list as of August 17, 1998, just before the start of the competition
Rank Athlete Season Best Personal Best
1  Aki Parviainen (FIN) 90.88 87.48
2  Steve Backley (GBR) 89.89 91.46
3  Boris Henry (GER) 89.21 90.44
4  Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 88.13 89.22
5  Raymond Hecht (GER) 88.08 92.60
6  Peter Blank (GER) 86.99 88.12
7  Juha Laukkanen (FIN) 86.96 88.22
8  Mark Roberson (GBR) 85.67 80.92
9  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 85.64 88.86
10  Harri Hakkarainen (FIN) 85.28 87.82
11  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 85.15 89.10
12  Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) 84.46 85.06
13  Matti Närhi (FIN) 84.38 88.24
14  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 84.23 85.32
15  Peter Esenwein (GER) 84.17 85.60
16  Mick Hill (GBR) 83.94 86.94
17  Sami Saksio (FIN) 83.37 84.26
18  Yuriy Rybin (RUS) 83.08 86.98
19  Carlo Sonego (ITA) 82.44 74.90
20  Gregor Högler (AUT) 81.89 83.00
21  Andreas Linden (GER) 81.89 85.42
22  Esko Mikkola (FIN) 81.86 76.08
23  Gaetan Siakinuu (FRA) 81.75 76.88
24  Johan Kloeck (BEL) 81.18 78.46
25  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 80.56 79.04
26  Gergely Horváth (HUN) 80.53 73.96

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 3  Peter Blank (GER) 75.96 75.45 83.41 83.41 m
2 6  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 80.98 X 80.98 m
3 8  Aki Parviainen (FIN) X 80.65 X 80.65 m
4 9  Gregor Högler (AUT) 80.28 80.47 77.54 80.47 m
5 11  Dariusz Trafas (POL) 79.86 78.42 77.16 79.86 m
6 12  Mark Roberson (GBR) 74.46 79.63 X 79.63 m
7 15  Carlo Sonego (ITA) 77.74 76.80 X 77.74 m
8 16  Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) 77.54 X X 77.54 m
9 19  Gergely Horváth (HUN) 74.82 75.66 74.47 75.66 m
10 20  Voldemārs Lūsis (LAT) X X 75.14 75.14 m
11 24  Dejan Angelovski (MKD) 70.77 71.78 70.18 71.78 m
12 25  Gaetan Siakinuu (FRA) 69.95 X 65.53 69.95 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Steve Backley (GBR) 87.45 87.45 m
2 2  Juha Laukkanen (FIN) 83.71 83.71 m
3 4  Raymond Hecht (GER) 76.21 83.32 83.32 m
4 5  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 79.02 81.01 81.01 m
5 7  Matti Närhi (FIN) 72.32 X 80.94 80.94 m
6 10  Mick Hill (GBR) X X 80.14 80.14 m
7 13  Vladimir Sasimovich (BLR) 79.14 79.06 76.66 79.14 m
8 14  Andreas Linden (GER) 78.98 X X 78.98 m
9 17  Dimitrios Polymerou (GRE) 77.49 X X 77.49 m
10 18  Arūnas Jurkšas (LTU) 75.40 74.73 77.37 77.37 m
11 21  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 74.27 X X 74.27 m
12 22  Yuriy Rybin (RUS) 72.86 X X 72.86 m
13 23  Terry McHugh (IRL) 72.82 72.71 72.76 72.82 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Steve Backley (GBR) 89.72 X 83.03 85.69 84.87 84.17 89.72 m CR
2  Mick Hill (GBR) 83.80 79.07 83.41 85.77 86.92 85.72 86.92 m
3  Raymond Hecht (GER) 85.68 83.51 86.63 86.63 m
4  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 86.45 80.47 80.86 79.83 86.45 m
5  Juha Laukkanen (FIN) 84.78 X X X X 77.72 84.78 m
6  Mark Roberson (GBR) 80.41 79.38 83.64 84.15 77.42 X 84.15 m
7  Peter Blank (GER) 83.66 78.65 X 77.20 76.87 X 83.66 m
8  Matti Närhi (FIN) 82.59 X 79.33 80.77 X X 82.59 m
9  Aki Parviainen (FIN) X 82.30 81.84 82.30 m
10  Gregor Högler (AUT) 81.44 81.75 73.72 81.75 m
11  Dariusz Trafas (POL) 79.53 79.79 79.77 79.79 m
12  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 79.73 X 79.73 m

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