Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Date August 4 (qualifications)
August 5 (final)
Competitors 28 from 19 nations
Winning distance 86.76
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Arto Härkönen
 Finland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dave Ottley
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kenth Eldebrink
 Sweden
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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, had an entrylist of 28 competitors. The final was held on August 5, 1984, and the qualifying round on August 4, 1984, with the qualification mark set at 83.00 metres.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Arto Härkönen
 Finland
Silver David Ottley
 Great Britain
Bronze Kenth Eldebrink
 Sweden

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
04.08.1984 – 09:30h 04.08.1984 – 10:30h
Final Round
06.08.1984 – 18:15h

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 1984 Summer Olympics
World Record  Uwe Hohn (GDR) 104.80 m July 20, 1984 East Germany East Berlin, East Germany
Olympic Record  Miklós Németh (HUN) 94.58 m July 25, 1976 Canada Montreal, Canada

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 3  Roald Bradstock (GBR) 79.52 81.08 83.06 83.06 m
2 5  Wolfram Gambke (FRG) 75.10 82.98 X 82.98 m
3 6  Per Erling Olsen (NOR) 82.46 X X 82.46 m
4 7  Laslo Babits (CAN) X 76.68 82.18 82.18 m
5 8  Masami Yoshida (JPN) 78.14 81.42 78.06 81.42 m
6 10  Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 79.78 X 80.94 80.94 m
7 11  Jean-Paul Lakafia (FRA) 80.52 66.26 78.02 80.52 m
8 12  Duncan Atwood (USA) 77.08 79.34 X 79.34 m
9 13  Raimo Manninen (FIN) 79.26 X X 79.24 m
10 14  Juan de la Garza (MEX) 78.80 X 79.16 79.16 m
11 16  Sejad Krdžalić (YUG) 76.52 X X 76.52 m
12 19  Zakayo Malekwa (TAN) 71.80 X 75.18 75.18 m
13 23  Agostino Ghesini (ITA) 72.16 63.92 72.96 72.96 m
14 27  Justin Arop (UGA) 69.76 66.30 X 69.76 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Tom Petranoff (USA) 85.96 85.96 m
2 2  David Ottley (GBR) 85.68 85.68 m
3 4  Arto Härkönen (FIN) 82.82 83.06 83.06 m
4 9  Kenth Eldebrink (SWE) 79.36 81.06 79.42 81.06 m
5 2  Reidar Lorentzen (NOR) X 68.00 76.62 76.62 m
6 17  Tero Saviniemi (FIN) X 76.46 X 76.46 m
7 18  Steve Roller (USA) 75.50 75.48 X 75.50 m
8 20  Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) 74.82 72.58 69.18 74.82 m
9 21  Muhammad Rashid Khan (PAK) 72.48 70.76 74.58 74.58 m
10 22  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) X X 73.52 73.52 m
11 24  Chen Hung-yen (TPE) 62.46 71.48 68.54 71.48 m
12 25  Gurtej Singh (IND) 63.62 70.08 69.32 70.08 m
13 26  Sigurður Einarsson (ISL) 69.82 66.68 67.02 69.82 m
 Mike O'Rourke (NZL) X X X NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Arto Härkönen (FIN) X 78.74 84.34 86.76 X X 86.76 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  David Ottley (GBR) 85.74 81.52 X X 83.92 84.46 85.74 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Kenth Eldebrink (SWE) X 80.28 X X 83.72 83.30 83.72 m
4  Wolfram Gambke (FRG) 82.00 82.46 X 78.88 X 72.08 82.46 m
5  Masami Yoshida (JPN) X 81.98 X 81.98 77.92 81.66 81.98 m
6  Einar Vilhjálmsson (ISL) 80.44 77.66 79.22 81.58 X 79.26 81.58 m
7  Roald Bradstock (GBR) 70.20 81.22 78.22 76.68 X 78.82 81.22 m
8  Laslo Babits (CAN) X X 80.68 X X X 80.68 m
9  Per Erling Olsen (NOR) 73.64 X 78.98 78.98 m
10  Tom Petranoff (USA) X X 78.40 78.40 m
11  Duncan Atwood (USA) 72.54 78.10 X 78.10 m
12  Jean-Paul Lakafia (FRA) X X 70.86 70.86 m

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 

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