Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 26–28 August
Competitors 34 from 23 nations
Winning distance 86.50
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    Latvia
Bronze medal    Russia
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Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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The men's javelin throw competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 25–27 August.[1]

Competition format[edit]

Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 26 August 2004 20:00 Qualification
Saturday, 28 August 2004 20:40 Final

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

No new records were set during the competition.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Rule: Qualifying standard 81.00 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Breaux Greer United States 87.25 87.25 Q
2 A Sergey Makarov Russia 86.08 86.08 Q
3 B Vadims Vasiļevskis Latvia 84.43 84.43 Q, PB
4 A Esko Mikkola Finland 83.64 83.64 Q
5 A Andrus Värnik Estonia 83.25 83.25 Q
6 B Aleksandr Ivanov Russia 82.18 82.18 Q
7 B Tero Pitkämäki Finland 82.04 82.04 Q
8 B Andreas Thorkildsen Norway 81.74 81.74 Q
9 B Jan Železný Czech Republic 81.18 81.18 Q
10 A Matti Närhi Finland 81.06 81.06 Q
11 B Ēriks Rags Latvia 77.92 80.84 x 80.84 q
12 A Steve Backley Great Britain 80.60 80.68 80.39 80.68 q
13 B Isbel Luaces Cuba 80.07 77.53 79.07 80.07
14 A Gerhardus Pienaar South Africa 79.95 74.69 79.56 79.95
15 B Li Rongxiang China 79.73 x 79.94 79.94
16 A Christian Nicolay Germany 79.77 x 78.50 79.77
17 A Voldemārs Lūsis Latvia 79.27 x x 79.27
18 B Yukifumi Murakami Japan 77.25 77.60 78.59 78.59
19 B Oliver Dziubak Australia 77.21 78.53 75.57 78.53
20 B Peter Esenwein Germany 75.18 73.76 78.41 78.41
21 A William Hamlyn-Harris Australia 69.64 74.34 77.43 77.43
22 A Peter Zupanc Slovenia 74.11 72.42 77.34 77.34
23 A Miroslav Guzdek Czech Republic 76.45 75.36 75.75 76.45
24 B Sergey Voynov Uzbekistan 74.68 74.08 72.71 74.68
25 B Stuart Farquhar New Zealand 74.24 73.07 74.63 74.63
26 A Gergely Horváth Hungary 73.45 73.95 72.05 73.95
27 A Ronny Nilsen Norway x 73.46 x 73.46
28 B Nick Nieland Great Britain 68.86 71.31 72.79 72.79
29 B Park Jae-myong South Korea 63.01 67.60 72.70 72.70
30 A Manuel Fuenmayor Venezuela 72.26 68.72 72.14 72.26
31 A David Brisseault France 68.70 71.86 69.58 71.86
32 A Marián Bokor Slovakia 68.21 71.74 67.73 71.74
33 B Edi Ponoš Croatia 66.73 x 71.43 71.43
34 B Boris Henry Germany DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Andreas Thorkildsen Norway 84.82 86.50 80.96 x 86.50 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Vadims Vasiļevskis Latvia 84.95 83.95 x x 79.07 80.91 84.95 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sergey Makarov Russia 84.84 x 77.59 78.00 82.51 84.32 84.84
4 Steve Backley Great Britain 79.62 81.48 84.13 83.02 x 81.62 84.13 SB
5 Aleksandr Ivanov Russia 83.31 82.76 81.36 80.28 78.07 79.99 83.31
6 Andrus Värnik Estonia 83.25 82.72 x x 76.41 83.25
7 Ēriks Rags Latvia 77.13 83.14 81.69 x x 78.63 83.14
8 Tero Pitkämäki Finland 80.38 83.01 x x 81.19 x 83.01
9 Jan Železný Czech Republic 76.77 79.98 80.59 80.59
10 Matti Närhi Finland x 80.28 78.73 80.28
11 Esko Mikkola Finland 76.20 79.43 76.23 79.43
12 Breaux Greer United States 74.36 x x 74.36

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