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2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Men's Javelin Throw

 

 

Host City: Sydney, Australia Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 83.00 metres advanced to the fina
Date Started: September 22, 2000  
Date Finished: September 23, 2000  
(Competitors: 35; Countries: 26; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Overview by IAAF    2000_olympic_stadium.jpg
The quality of the field was evident from the qualifying round, where Nick Nieland (GBR) threw 82.12 but failed to make the final 12. Leading the qualifiers were Železný (89.39), Gatsioudis (88.41) and Pål Arne Fagernes who set a Norwegian record of 86.74. Chasing a third consecutive win, and his own 1992 Olympic record of 89.66, Železný opened up in the final with 89.41, but was threatened by Makarov, Hecht and Parviainen, all of whom threw their competition best in round one. Steve Backley, a medallist in the previous two Olympics, then broke the Olympic record with a superb 89.85. Železný’s nervous energy brewed while a medal ceremony held him up, and he then unleashed the winner of 90.17. All of the throwers from third to tenth (other than Hecht) had the consolation of throwing the best mark ever for each place.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The gold and silver medalists from Atlanta, Ján Železný and Steve Backley, were the favorites. Backley had won the last three European Championships, while Železný was, well, … Železný, considered the greatest javelin thrower ever. The Czech led the qualifiers with 89.39 (293-3¼). In the final he opened with 89.41 (293-4¼) to lead round one. Backley went ahead in the second round with 89.85 (294-9½) but Železný clinched the gold medal in the third round with 90.17 (295-10). Backley threw poorly after his best throw, fouling three times, and hitting only 80.99 (265-8¾) in the fourth round. It was Železný’s third consecutive gold medal, and fourth consecutive medal, in the event.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m 25 May 1996 Germany Jena, Germany
Olympic Record  Jan Železný (TCH) 89.66 m 8 August 1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain
Broken records during the 2000 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 90.17 m 23 September 2000 Australia Sydney, Australia
 
        Results        
 
Javelin Throw Men     Final 23 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 90.17     Jan Železný Czech Republic CZE 16 Jun 66  
2 89.85     Steve Backley Great Britain GBR 12 Feb 69  
3 88.67     Sergey Makarov Russia RUS 19 Mar 73  
4 87.76     Raymond Hecht Germany GER 11 Nov 68  
5 86.62     Aki Parviainen Finland FIN 26 Oct 74  
6 86.53     Konstandínos Gatsioúdis Greece GRE 17 Dec 73  
7 85.78     Boris Henry Germany GER 14 Dec 73  
8 83.33     Emeterio González Cuba CUB 11 Apr 73  
9 83.04     Pål Arne Fagernes Norway NOR 8 Jun 74  
10 82.30     Dariusz Trafas Poland POL 16 May 72  
11 81.00     Mick Hill Great Britain GBR 22 Oct 64  
12 79.91     Breaux Greer United States USA 19 Oct 76  
Javelin Throw Men     Qualification 22 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 89.39   Q Jan Železný Czech Republic CZE 16 Jun 66  
2 88.41   Q Konstandínos Gatsioúdis Greece GRE 17 Dec 73  
3 86.74   Q Pål Arne Fagernes Norway NOR 8 Jun 74 NR
4 85.60   Q Sergey Makarov Russia RUS 19 Mar 73  
5 84.58   Q Boris Henry Germany GER 14 Dec 73  
6 84.00   Q Raymond Hecht Germany GER 11 Nov 68  
7 83.98   Q Dariusz Trafas Poland POL 16 May 72  
8 83.74   Q Steve Backley Great Britain GBR 12 Feb 69  
9 83.73   Q Aki Parviainen Finland FIN 26 Oct 74  
10 82.64   Q Emeterio González Cuba CUB 11 Apr 73  
11 82.63   Q Breaux Greer United States USA 19 Oct 76  
12 82.24   Q Mick Hill Great Britain GBR 22 Oct 64  
13 82.12     Nick Nieland Great Britain GBR 31 Jan 72  
14 82.10     Vladimir Ovchinnikov Russia RUS 2 Aug 70  
15 81.34     Andrus Värnik Estonia EST 27 Sep 77  
16 81.31     Andrew Martin Australia AUS 12 May 80  
17 80.89     Gregor Högler Austria AUT 27 Jun 72  
18 80.08     Voldemārs Lūsis Latvia LAT 7 Dec 74  
19 79.93     Harri Haatainen Finland FIN 5 Jan 78  
20 79.90     Terry McHugh Ireland IRL 22 Aug 63  
21 79.23     Adrian Hatcher Australia AUS 6 May 70  
22 78.12     Andrew Currey Australia AUS 7 Feb 71  
23 78.06     Patrik Bodén Sweden SWE 30 Jun 67  
24 78.04     Vladimir Sasimovich Belarus BLR 14 Sep 68  
25 75.89     Sergey Voynov Uzbekistan UZB 26 Feb 77  
26 75.75     Ēriks Rags Latvia LAT 1 Jun 75  
27 75.49     Marián Bokor Slovakia SVK 17 Apr 77  
28 75.17     Isbel Luaces Cuba CUB 20 Jul 75  
29 73.05     Arūnas Jurkšas Lithuania LTU 3 May 72  
30 70.86     Jagdish Singh Bishnoi India IND 20 May 77  
31 70.48     Song Dong-Hyun South Korea KOR 17 Nov 81  
32 70.35     Maher Ridane Tunisia TUN 11 Nov 71  
33 70.26     Nery Kennedy Paraguay PAR 28 May 73  
34 68.70     Ali Al-Jadani Saudi Arabia KSA 30 May 77  
35 66.40     Dmitriy Shnayder Kyrgyzstan KGZ 30 May 76  
  NM     Harri Hakkarainen Finland FIN 16 Oct 69  
 
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Qualification

Group A

Group B
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 2  Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) 88.41 88.41 m  
2 3  Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) X 81.49 86.74 86.74 m NR
3 4  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 85.60 85.60 m  
4 6  Raymond Hecht (GER) 81.12 81.93 84.00 84.00 m SB
5 7  Dariusz Trafas (POL) 76.58 83.98 83.98 m PB
6 10  Emeterio González (CUB) 78.70 82.64 77.72 82.64 m  
7 13  Nick Nieland (GBR) 72.32 82.12 X 82.12 m  
8 15  Andrus Värnik (EST) 67.76 74.16 81.34 81.34 m  
9 16  Andrew Martin (AUS) 78.65 X 81.31 81.31 m  
10 17  Gregor Högler (AUT) 80.89 76.57 80.05 80.89 m  
11 18  Voldemārs Lūsis (LAT) 80.08 X X 80.08 m  
12 19  Harri Haatainen (FIN) 79.93 X 78.46 79.93 m  
13 20  Terry McHugh (IRL) 79.90 77.33 79.40 79.90 m  
14 21  Adrian Hatcher (AUS) 77.58 79.23 X 79.23 m  
15 30  Jagdish Bishnoi (IND) 70.86 69.77 X 70.86 m  
16 31  Song Dong-Hyun (KOR) 68.85 70.48 67.98 70.48 m  
17 34  Ali Saleh Al-Jadani (KSA) X X 68.70 68.70 m  
 Harri Hakkarainen (FIN) NM  
Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Jan Železný (CZE) 89.39 89.39 m  
2 5  Boris Henry (GER) 84.58 84.58 m  
3 8  Steve Backley (GBR) 83.74 83.74 m  
4 9  Aki Parviainen (FIN) 80.61 76.83 83.73 83.73 m  
5 11  Breaux Greer (USA) 82.63 80.32 77.61 82.63 m PB
6 12  Michael Hill (GBR) 78.55 82.24 X 82.24 m  
7 14  Vladimir Ovchinnikov (RUS) 77.82 X 82.10 82.10 m  
8 22  Andrew Currey (AUS) 78.12 76.38 75.47 78.12 m  
9 23  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 78.06 76.56 74.07 78.06 m  
10 24  Vladimir Sasimovich (BLR) 74.64 X 78.04 78.04 m  
11 25  Sergey Voynov (UZB) X 75.89 74.98 75.89 m  
12 26  Ēriks Rags (LAT) X 75.75 X 75.75 m  
13 27  Marián Bokor (SVK) 71.03 75.49 X 75.49 m
14 28  Isbel Luaces (CUB) 75.17 X 74.25 75.17 m  
15 29  Arūnas Jurkšas (LTU) 71.36 73.05 X 73.05 m  
16 32  Maher Ridane (TUN) X 66.97 70.35 70.35 m  
17 33  Nery Kennedy (PAR) 66.05 69.17 70.26 70.26 m  
18 35  Dmitriy Shnayder (KGZ) X 65.00 66.40 66.40 m
 

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Jan Železný (CZE) 89.41 X 90.17 X X 88.97 90.17 m OR
2nd  Steve Backley (GBR) 86.25 89.85 X 80.99 X X 89.85 m SB
3rd  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 88.67 85.90 X X 86.67 85.30 88.67 m  
4  Raymond Hecht (GER) 87.76 X X X 76.11 87.76 m SB
5  Aki Parviainen (FIN) 86.62 82.49 84.01 X X 78.42 86.62 m  
6  Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) 85.06 X 83.73 83.53 86.53 83.32 86.53 m  
7  Boris Henry (GER) 82.94 80.78 83.45 X 85.78 83.31 85.78 m  
8  Emeterio González (CUB) 76.13 78.55 83.33 X X 77.19 83.33 m  
 
9  Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) 80.06 83.04 72.01   83.04 m  
10  Dariusz Trafas (POL) 75.11 82.30 82.01   82.30 m  
11  Michael Hill (GBR) 81.00 80.92 X   81.00 m  
12  Breaux Greer (USA) 74.16 X 79.91   79.91 m  
 
 

 

 

 

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