Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entry list of 38 competitors, with two qualifying groups (38 throwers) before the final (12) took place on Sunday September 25, 1988. This was the first time that the competitors had to use the new javelin. The qualification mark was set at 79.00 metres.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Tapio Korjus
Finland (FIN)
Silver  Jan Železný
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Bronze  Seppo Räty
Finland (FIN)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
24.09.1988 – 09:40h 24.09.1988 – 11:00h
Final Round
25.09.1988 – 12:00h

Abbreviations[edit]

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

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Jan Železný (TCH) 87.66 m May 31, 1987 Czechoslovakia Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Olympic Record  Miklós Németh (HUN) 94.58 m [1] July 25, 1976 Canada Montreal, Canada
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Seppo Räty (FIN) 76.76 m September 24, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Olympic Record  Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) 77.44 m September 24, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Olympic Record  Peter Borglund (SWE) 78.66 m September 24, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Olympic Record  Jan Železný (TCH) 85.90 m September 24, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Jan Železný (TCH) 85.90 85.90 m
2 2  Seppo Räty (FIN) 76.76 77.70 81.62 81.62 m
3 6  Vladimir Ovchinnikov (URS) X 77.68 80.26 80.26 m
4 7  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 77.22 80.24 80.24 m
5 8  Gerald Weiß (GDR) 78.20 74.80 80.22 80.22 m
6 9  Peter Borglund (SWE) 78.66 73.76 80.16 80.16 m
7 10  Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 72.40 78.06 79.90 79.90 m
8 13  Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 78.46 75.64 78.92 78.92 m
9 18  Tom Petranoff (USA) 71.42 75.04 77.48 77.48 m
10 19  Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) 77.44 X 77.46 77.46 m
11 24  Rudolf Steiner (SUI) 76.02 67.56 X 76.02 m
12 25  Roald Bradstock (GBR) 75.96 73.66 72.60 75.96 m
13 29  Brian Crouser (USA) 72.66 72.64 72.72 72.72 m
14 30  Charlus Bertimon (FRA) 70.84 70.58 70.48 70.84 m
15 31  Mike Mahovlich (CAN) X 69.44 67.32 69.44 m
16 32  Stéphane Laporte (FRA) 63.66 X 69.40 69.40 m
17 34  Zakayo Malekwa (TAN) X 67.14 67.56 67.56 m
18 35  Ghanem Mabrouk (KUW) 62.88 63.50 65.84 65.84 m
19 37  Paul Hurlston (CAY) X 62.34 61.78 62.34 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 3  Tapio Korjus (FIN) 76.42 78.26 81.42 81.42 m
2 4  David Ottley (GBR) 80.98 80.98 m
3 5  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 77.98 75.08 80.52 80.52 m
4 11  Dag Wennlund (SWE) X 79.66 79.66 m
5 12  Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 71.18 79.26 79.26 m
6 14  Dave Stephens (USA) 78.42 76.80 70.86 78.42 m
7 15  Silvio Warsönke (GDR) 75.88 75.78 78.22 78.22 m
8 16  Lee Wook-Jong (KOR) X 67.96 78.10 78.10 m
9 17  Detlef Michel (GDR) 73.54 77.68 77.70 77.70 m
10 20  Mick Hill (GBR) 77.20 74.98 72.98 77.20 m
11 21  Masami Yoshida (JPN) 74.76 71.38 76.90 76.90 m
12 22  Terry McHugh (IRL) 76.46 73.34 69.18 76.46 m
13 23  Pascal Lefèvre (FRA) 76.42 74.56 72.90 76.42 m
14 26  Zdeněk Nenadál (TCH) 75.56 69.78 75.34 75.56 m
15 27  Sigurður Einarsson (ISL) 69.18 72.90 75.52 75.52 m
16 28  Stephen Feraday (CAN) 68.78 66.22 73.32 73.32 m
17 33  Justin Arop (UGA) 67.54 69.10 67.68 69.10 m
18 36  Hafez Al-Hussein (SYR) 63.34 63.34 63.30 63.34 m
19 38  Abdul Azeem Al-Alawyat (KSA) 56.32 53.32 49.48 56.32 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Tapio Korjus (FIN) 82.74 76.26 X 84.28 84.28 m
2  Jan Železný (TCH) X 82.32 81.60 83.46 77.88 84.12 84.12 m
3  Seppo Räty (FIN) 80.00 76.26 83.26 78.74 80.66 80.44 83.26 m
4  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 80.14 78.72 78.28 X 77.76 82.72 82.72 m
5  Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 81.42 82.32 X 80.38 81.42 79.52 82.32 m
6  Gerald Weiß (GDR) 80.66 81.30 79.94 77.26 77.80 78.28 81.30 m
7  Vladimir Ovchinnikov (URS) 76.48 76.58 79.12 X 77.32 74.64 79.12 m
8  Dag Wennlund (SWE) 76.88 75.62 78.30 X 76.60 X 78.30 m
9  Peter Borglund (SWE) 78.16 78.22 74.76 78.22 m
10  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 75.62 77.78 78.04 78.04 m
11  David Ottley (GBR) 74.52 75.70 76.96 76.96 m
12  Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 72.12 73.28 X 73.28 m

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Németh set his Olympic record with the old javelin

See also[edit]

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