1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw

These are the official results of the Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece. There were a total number of 40 participating athletes, with the final held on Tuesday 5 August 1997. The qualification mark was set at 83.00 metres.

Medalists

Gold South Africa Marius Corbett
South Africa (RSA)
Silver United Kingdom Steve Backley
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze Greece Kostas Gatsioudis
Greece (GRE)

Schedule

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
03.08.1997 – 08:10h 03.08.1997 – 10:00h
Final Round
05.08.1997 – 18:40h

Abbreviations

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records

Standing records prior to the 1997 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m May 25, 1996 Germany Jena, Germany
Event Record  Jan Železný (CZE) 89.58 m August 13, 1995 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Season Best  Jan Železný (CZE) 94.02 m March 26, 1997 South Africa Stellenbosch, South Africa

Qualification

Group A

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Boris Henry (GER) 81.80 79.34 83.42 83.42 m
2 3  Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 83.32 83.32 m
3 4  Mick Hill (GBR) X 82.24 81.44 82.24 m
4 5  Gregor Högler (AUT) 79.54 78.44 81.54 81.54 m
5 8  Emeterio González (CUB) X X 80.88 80.88 m
6 10  Marius Corbett (RSA) 76.32 80.72 75.10 80.72 m
7 11  Sergey Makarov (RUS) X 80.62 78.26 80.62 m
8 13  Raymond Hecht (GER) 78.88 79.38 X 79.38 m
9 15  Tom Pukstys (USA) 77.46 78.64 76.58 78.64 m
10 18  Sami Saksio (FIN) 75.42 76.20 X 76.20 m
11 20  Pål Arne Fagernes (NOR) 75.66 X X 75.66 m
12 22  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 71.66 73.06 75.06 75.06 m
13 24  Roald Bradstock (USA) 74.92 71.88 71.70 74.92 m
14 26  Nick Nieland (GBR) 72.26 74.52 70.34 74.52 m
15 28  Firas Al-Mahameed (SYR) 74.04 70.90 X 74.04 m
16 29  Edgar Baumann (PAR) X 72.96 63.88 72.96 m
17 33  Aleksandr Fingert (ISR) 69.74 69.20 68.56 69.74 m
18 37  Robert Tersek (SLO) X 69.08 66.36 69.08 m
19 39  Vladimir Parfyonov (UZB) 55.18 62.48 X 62.48 m
20 40  Ponsianus Gnemen (INA) X 57.12 56.32 57.12 m

Group B

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Jan Železný (CZE) 83.66 83.66 m
2 6  Steve Backley (GBR) 81.40 X X 81.40 m
3 7  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 80.88 76.26 77.42 80.88 m
4 9  Aki Parviainen (FIN) X 79.82 80.76 80.76 m
5 12  Andrey Moruyev (RUS) 77.46 75.78 80.30 80.30 m
6 14  Terry McHugh (IRL) 72.88 71.22 77.90 77.90 m
7 16  Vladimir Sasimovich (BLR) 75.24 76.28 77.38 77.38 m
8 17  Seppo Räty (FIN) 77.24 76.82 75.82 77.24 m
9 19  Andreas Linden (GER) 75.66 75.90 X 75.90 m
10 21  Gavin Lovegrove (NZL) 75.62 X X 75.62 m
11 23  Rajmund Kółko (POL) 74.76 74.98 72.16 74.98 m
12 25  Dimitrios Polymerou (GRE) 74.94 X X 74.94 m
13 27  Sergey Voynov (UZB) 74.32 70.16 73.28 74.32 m
14 30  Juan de la Garza (MEX) 71.98 X 66.88 71.98 m
15 31  Chu Ki-Young (KOR) 70.84 69.58 70.42 70.84 m
16 32  Bouna Diop (SEN) X 65.06 69.66 69.66 m
17 34  Pius Bazighe (NGR) 69.64 65.14 68.92 69.64 m
18 35  Ed Kaminski (USA) 68.04 X 69.42 69.42 m
19 36  Adrian Hatcher (AUS) X X 69.18 69.18 m
20 38  Rigoberto Calderón (NCA) 67.92 X 66.46 67.92 m

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Marius Corbett (RSA) 76.58 88.40 87.40 83.84 84.54 82.42 88.40 m
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Steve Backley (GBR) 82.94 84.74 X X 83.20 86.80 86.80 m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 81.70 86.64 83.98 X X X 86.64 m
4  Mick Hill (GBR) 84.48 86.54 X 83.64 X 83.04 86.54 m
5  Sergey Makarov (RUS) 84.56 86.32 84.70 81.94 83.16 84.48 86.32 m
6  Boris Henry (GER) 84.54 78.50 82.90 82.48 83.46 84.42 84.54 m
7  Emeterio González (CUB) 82.08 82.22 83.56 79.20 X 79.72 83.56 m
8  Aki Parviainen (FIN) 75.18 82.80 X X X X 82.80 m
9  Jan Železný (CZE) X X 82.04 82.04 m
10  Gregor Högler (AUT) 81.00 80.18 81.56 81.56 m
11  Andrey Moruyev (RUS) 81.26 81.38 78.00 81.38 m
12  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 78.68 76.14 80.66 80.66 m

See also

References