2006 European Athletics Championships – Men's javelin throw

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Events at the
2006 European
Athletics Championships

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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden had a total number of 24 participating athletes. The final was held on Wednesday August 9, 2006, and the qualifying round on Monday August 7, 2006 with the mark set at 81.00 metres.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Norway Andreas Thorkildsen
Norway (NOR)
Silver Finland Tero Pitkämäki
Finland (FIN)
Bronze Czech Republic Jan Železný
Czech Republic (CZE)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
07.08.2006 – 18:30h 07.08.2006 – 19:30h
Final Round
09.08.2006 – 19:10h

Abbreviations[edit]

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 2002 European Athletics Championships
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996 Germany Jena, Germany
Event Record  Steve Backley (GBR) 89.72 m August 23, 1998 Hungary Budapest, Hungary

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 74.25 86.55 86.55 m
2 6  Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) 72.88 81.57 81.57 m
3 8  Jan Železný (CZE) 80.60 X X 80.60 m
4 11  Nick Nieland (GBR) 80.40 X X 80.40 m
5 12  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 76.70 78.54 79.24 79.24 m
6 13  Teemu Wirkkala (FIN) 79.05 X 77.85 79.05 m
7 14  Christian Nicolay (GER) 77.94 75.29 72.60 77.94 m
8 15  Daniel Ragnvaldsson (SWE) 76.71 73.13 X 76.71 m
9 16  Yeóryios Íltsios (GRE) 75.88 74.00 X 75.88 m
10 22  Felix Loretz (SUI) 67.50 65.13 70.83 70.83 m
11 23  Francesco Pignata (ITA) 69.84 X 70.37 70.37 m
12 24  Vadim Bavikin (ISR) 66.67 66.93 X 66.93 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 2  Ainārs Kovals (LAT) 79.03 76.36 85.95 85.95 m PB
2 3  Vadims Vasiļevskis (LAT) 84.68 84.68 m
3 4  Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 83.78 83.78 m
4 5  Peter Esenwein (GER) 82.71 82.71 m
5 7  Stefan Wenk (GER) 80.90 X 77.54 80.90 m
6 9  Magnus Arvidsson (SWE) 80.45 75.59 80.45 m
7 10  Stefan Müller (SUI) 78.64 75.45 80.43 80.43 m NR
8 17  Tero Järvenpää (FIN) 75.21 X 72.38 75.21 m
9 18  Tomas Intas (LTU) 74.76 73.19 72.10 74.76 m
10 19  Risto Mätas (EST) 74.58 X 73.87 74.58 m
11 20  Marián Bokor (SVK) 71.80 X 72.54 72.54 m
12 21  Ronny Nilsen (NOR) 71.37 70.58 67.10 71.37 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 82.84 87.37 85.30 87.35 86.39 88.78 88.78 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) 86.44 81.44 82.87 82.68 X 84.71 86.44 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jan Železný (CZE) 85.92 X X X X X 85.92 m
4  Vadims Vasiļevskis (LAT) 76.21 83.21 X X X 81.13 83.21 m
5  Ainārs Kovals (LAT) 81.65 79.19 78.23 79.56 77.31 79.75 81.65 m
6  Peter Esenwein (GER) 81.11 76.46 X 73.73 76.45 80.45 81.11 m
7  Stefan Müller (SUI) 80.87 78.38 78.16 75.72 76.08 75.52 80.87 m NR
8  Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) 78.68 80.09 77.99 X 76.61 73.99 80.09 m
9  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 79.51 X X 79.51 m
10  Magnus Arvidsson (SWE) 78.53 73.94 X 78.53 m
11  Nick Nieland (GBR) 75.66 X 76.92 76.92 m
12  Stefan Wenk (GER) X 75.71 75.00 75.71 m

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