Justin Arop

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Justin Arop (March 24, 1958 – 1994) was a track and field athlete from Uganda, who competed in the men's javelin throw event during his career.[1] A two-time winner at the All-Africa Games (1978 and 1987) he represented his native East African country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in Moscow, Soviet Union (1980). There he set his best Olympic result by finishing in 12th place in the overall-rankings.

At the Lite Summer Games held at the Duke University Campus in Durham (North Carolina, USA), on June 27, 1982, Arop threw the javelin to a winning personal best of 84.58 meters (old design). He currently holds the Ugandan record with 75.52 m (new design).

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Uganda
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 27th Javelin throw 69.76 m
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 1st Javelin throw 73.42 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 29th Javelin throw 71.76 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 33rd Javelin throw 69.10 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1987 - 71.76
  • 1988 - 75.72 NR


  1. ^ "Justin Arop Sports Reference". www.sports-reference.com.