Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 21 August 2008 (qualification)
23 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 38 from 29 nations
Winning distance 90.57 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    Latvia
Bronze medal    Finland
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Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics

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800 m men women
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Marathon men women
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Long jump men women
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Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's javelin throw event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 21 and 23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1] The qualification mark was set at 82.50 metres.

The qualifying standards were 81.80 m (268.37 ft) (A standard) and 77.80 m (255.25 ft) (B standard).[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 10:10 Qualifications[3]
Saturday, 23 August 2008 19:10 Finals[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m Jena, Germany 25 May 1996
Olympic record  Jan Železný (CZE) 90.17 m Sydney, Australia 23 September 2000

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
23 August Final  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 90.57 OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: 82.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Vadims Vasiļevskis Latvia 83.51 83.51 Q
2 B Ilya Korotkov Russia 79.13 83.33 83.33 Q
3 B Tero Pitkämäki Finland x 82.61 82.61 Q
4 B Tero Järvenpää Finland 77.76 82.34 - 82.34 q
5 B Vitezslav Veselý Czech Republic x 78.93 81.20 81.20 q, PB
6 A Scott Russell Canada 80.42 - - 80.42 q
7 A Ainārs Kovals Latvia x x 80.15 80.15 q
8 A Uladzimir Kazlou Belarus 77.07 80.06 78.41 80.06 q
9 B Andreas Thorkildsen Norway 79.85 x - 79.85 q
10 A Teemu Wirkkala Finland 79.79 78.89 75.81 79.79 q
11 A Jarrod Bannister Australia 79.79 x 77.40 79.79 q
12 A Magnus Arvidsson Sweden 79.70 75.35 76.07 79.70 q
13 A Ēriks Rags Latvia 79.33 x 77.97 79.33
14 B Alexandr Ivanov Russia 75.73 73.89 79.27 79.27
15 A Yukifumi Murakami Japan x 78.21 76.29 78.21
16 A Igor Janik Poland 71.43 67.59 77.63 77.63
17 A Park Jae-Myong South Korea 76.63 75.61 74.25 76.63
18 B Leigh Smith United States x 74.18 76.55 76.55
19 A John Robert Oosthuizen South Africa x 74.55 76.16 76.16
20 B Stuart Farquhar New Zealand 76.14 75.51 73.87 76.14
21 B Mihkel Kukk Estonia 63.42 70.55 75.56 75.56
22 A Breaux Greer United States 73.68 - - 73.68 SB
23 B Chen Qi China 73.50 x x 73.50
24 A Ignacio Guerra Chile 71.07 71.35 73.03 73.03
25 B Mike Hazle United States x 72.75 71.69 72.75
26 A Sergey Makarov Russia x x 72.47 72.47
27 B Ioannis-Georgios Smalios Greece x 71.87 67.39 71.87
28 A Anier Boue Cuba 71.29 71.85 x 71.85
29 B Roman Avramenko Ukraine 71.64 70.68 71.10 71.64
30 A Victor Fatecha Paraguay 70.59 71.58 68.79 71.58
31 B Matija Kranjc Slovenia 71.00 x x 71.00
32 A Stephan Steding Germany x 70.05 x 70.05
33 A Bobur Shokirjonov Uzbekistan 69.54 66.29 68.29 69.54
34 B Pablo Pietrobelli Argentina 58.04 66.95 69.09 69.09
35 B Alexander Vieweg Germany 67.49 66.37 67.39 67.49
36 B Kolyo Neshev Bulgaria 66.00 x x 66.00
37 B Melik Janoyan Armenia x x 64.47 64.47
A Csongor Olteán Hungary x x x NM

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1 Andreas Thorkildsen Norway 84.72 85.91 87.93 85.13 90.57 x 90.57 OR
2 Ainārs Kovals Latvia 79.45 82.63 82.28 78.98 80.65 86.64 86.64 PB
3 Tero Pitkämäki Finland 83.75 x 80.69 85.83 x 86.16 86.16
4 Tero Järvenpää Finland 83.95 x x x x 83.63 83.95
5 Teemu Wirkkala Finland 73.90 83.46 x x 78.23 83.46
6 Jarrod Bannister Australia 83.45 80.59 82.20 x x x 83.45
7 Ilya Korotkov Russia 82.54 x 76.84 82.15 x 83.15 83.15
8 Uladzimir Kazlou Belarus 82.06 77.57 74.09 x x 75.36 82.06 PB
9 Vadims Vasiļevskis Latvia 76.75 x 81.32 81.32
10 Scott Russell Canada 80.90 78.02 x 80.90
11 Magnus Arvidsson Sweden 79.85 79.57 80.16 80.16
12 Vitezslav Veselý Czech Republic x x 76.76 76.76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's Javelin Throw Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 31 January 2013.