1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw

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These are the official results of the Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece. There were a total number of 40 participating athletes, with the final held on Tuesday 5 August 1997. The qualification mark was set at 83.00 metres.

Medalists[edit]

Gold South Africa Marius Corbett
South Africa (RSA)
Silver United Kingdom Steve Backley
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze Greece Kostas Gatsioudis
Greece (GRE)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
03.08.1997 – 08:10h 03.08.1997 – 10:00h
Final Round
05.08.1997 – 18:40h

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 1997 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996 Germany Jena, Germany
Event Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 89.58 m August 13, 1995 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Season Best  Jan Železný (CZE) 94.02 m March 26, 1997 South Africa Stellenbosch, South Africa

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Boris Henry (GER) 81.80 79.34 83.42 83.42 m
2 3  Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 83.32 83.32 m
3 4  Mick Hill (GBR) X 82.24 81.44 82.24 m
4 5  Gregor Högler (AUT) 79.54 78.44 81.54 81.54 m
5 8  Emeterio González (CUB) X X 80.88 80.88 m
6 10  Marius Corbett (RSA) 76.32 80.72 75.10 80.72 m
7 11  Sergey Makarov (RUS) X 80.62 78.26 80.62 m
8 13  Raymond Hecht (GER) 78.88 79.38 X 79.38 m
9 15  Tom Pukstys (USA) 77.46 78.64 76.58 78.64 m
10 18  Sami Saksio (FIN) 75.42 76.20 X 76.20 m
11 20  Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) 75.66 X X 75.66 m
12 22  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 71.66 73.06 75.06 75.06 m
13 24  Roald Bradstock (GBR) 74.92 71.88 71.70 74.92 m
14 26  Nick Nieland (GBR) 72.26 74.52 70.34 74.52 m
15 28  Firas Al-Mahameed (SYR) 74.04 70.90 X 74.04 m
16 29  Edgar Baumann (PAR) X 72.96 63.88 72.96 m
17 33  Aleksandr Fingert (ISR) 69.74 69.20 68.56 69.74 m
18 37  Robert Tersek (SLO) X 69.08 66.36 69.08 m
19 39  Vladimir Parfyonov (UZB) 55.18 62.48 X 62.48 m
20 40  Ponsianus Gnemen (INA) X 57.12 56.32 57.12 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Jan Železný (CZE) 83.66 83.66 m
2 6  Steve Backley (GBR) 81.40 X X 81.40 m
3 7  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 80.88 76.26 77.42 80.88 m
4 9  Aki Parviainen (FIN) X 79.82 80.76 80.76 m
5 12  Andrey Moruyev (RUS) 77.46 75.78 80.30 80.30 m
6 14  Terry McHugh (IRL) 72.88 71.22 77.90 77.90 m
7 16  Vladimir Sasimovich (BLR) 75.24 76.28 77.38 77.38 m
8 17  Seppo Räty (FIN) 77.24 76.82 75.82 77.24 m
9 19  Andreas Linden (GER) 75.66 75.90 X 75.90 m
10 21  Gavin Lovegrove (NZL) 75.62 X X 75.62 m
11 23  Rajmund Kółko (POL) 74.76 74.98 72.16 74.98 m
12 25  Dimitrios Polymerou (GRE) 74.94 X X 74.94 m
13 27  Sergey Voynov (UZB) 74.32 70.16 73.28 74.32 m
14 30  Juan de la Garza (MEX) 71.98 X 66.88 71.98 m
15 31  Chu Ki-Young (KOR) 70.84 69.58 70.42 70.84 m
16 32  Bouna Diop (SEN) X 65.06 69.66 69.66 m
17 34  Pius Bazighe (NGR) 69.64 65.14 68.92 69.64 m
18 35  Ed Kaminski (USA) 68.04 X 69.42 69.42 m
19 36  Adrian Hatcher (AUS) X X 69.18 69.18 m
20 38  Rigoberto Calderón (NCA) 67.92 X 66.46 67.92 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Marius Corbett (RSA) 76.58 88.40 87.40 83.84 84.54 82.42 88.40 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Steve Backley (GBR) 82.94 84.74 X X 83.20 86.80 86.80 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 81.70 86.64 83.98 X X X 86.64 m
4  Mick Hill (GBR) 84.48 86.54 X 83.64 X 83.04 86.54 m
5  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 84.56 86.32 84.70 81.94 83.16 84.48 86.32 m
6  Boris Henry (GER) 84.54 78.50 82.90 82.48 83.46 84.42 84.54 m
7  Emeterio González (CUB) 82.08 82.22 83.56 79.20 X 79.72 83.56 m
8  Aki Parviainen (FIN) 75.18 82.80 X X X X 82.80 m
9  Jan Železný (CZE) X X 82.04 82.04 m
10  Gregor Högler (AUT) 81.00 80.18 81.56 81.56 m
11  Andrey Moruyev (RUS) 81.26 81.38 78.00 81.38 m
12  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 78.68 76.14 80.66 80.66 m

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