1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw

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Events at the
1997 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
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10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

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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