Gavin Lovegrove

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Gavin Lovegrove
Personal information
Born (1967-10-21) 21 October 1967 (age 49)

Gavin Brian Lovegrove (born 21 October 1967 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a former javelin thrower from New Zealand, who twice represented his native country at the Summer Olympics, (Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996). He won a bronze medal at three consecutive Commonwealth Games: in 1986 (Edinburgh), 1990 (Auckland) and 1994 (Victoria).

Lovegrove was also a former world junior record holder (76.68m) Athens, Greece 1986 and (79.58m) Noumea, New Caledonia 1986. A six-time national champion, Lovegrove now works as a graphic designer and web developer in Hamilton.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Distance Place Date
Javelin 88.20m NR Oslo 1996

Annual Progression[edit]

  • 1985 – 77.12m (700gm) & 80.00m (800gm – old specifications rules javelin)
  • 1986 – 79.58m (800gm – new specifications rules javelin) – World Junior Record
  • 1987 – 80.20m (800gm)
  • 1988 – 80.70m
  • 1989 – 83.90m
  • 1990 – 82.64m
  • 1991 – 85.18m (Rough tailed implement)
  • 1992 – 86.14m
  • 1993 – 85.34m
  • 1994 – 84.50m
  • 1995 – 85.54m
  • 1996 – 88.20m NR
  • 1997 – 82.38m
  • 1998 – 82.08m

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  New Zealand
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 74.22 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 23rd 74.16 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th 84.24 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 9th 77.08 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 15th 77.08 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20th 74.98 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, United States 23rd 77.12 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 21st 75.62 m

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