Beijing Olympics 2008 Javelin throw Men Field Events Athletics Scoreboard

MedalistsMedalists

Gold  Andreas Thorkildsen
Norway (NOR)
Silver Latvia Ainārs Kovals
Latvia (LAT)
Bronze Finland Tero Pitkämäki
Finland (FIN)

Records

Prior to this 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

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
23 August Final Andreas Thorkildsen Norway 90.57 OR  

Final

21 August 2008 - 19:20

Position   Name   Nationality   1   2   3   4   5   6   Result   Notes  
  Andreas Thorkildsen Norway 84.72 85.91 87.93 85.13 90.57 x 90.57 OR
  Ainārs Kovals Latvia 79.45 82.63 82.28 78.98 80.65 86.64 86.64 PB
  Tero Pitkämäki Finland 83.75 x 80.69 85.83 x 86.16 86.16  
4 Tero Järvenpää Finland 83.95 x x x x 83.63 83.95  
5 Teemu Wirkkala Finland 73.90 83.46 x x 78.23 83.46  
6 Jarrod Bannister Australia 83.45 80.59 82.20 x x x 83.45  
7 Ilya Korotkov Russia 82.54 x 76.84 82.15 x 83.15 83.15  
8 Uladzimir Kazlou Belarus 82.06 77.57 74.09 x x 75.36 82.06 PB
9 Vadims Vasiļevskis Latvia 76.75 x 81.32   81.32  
10 Scott Russell Canada 80.90 78.02 x   80.90  
11 Magnus Arvidsson Sweden 79.85 79.57 80.16   80.16  
12 Vitezslav Veselý Czech Republic x x 76.76   76.76