Athletics At the 2012 Summer Olympics - Women's Javelin Throw
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Athletics At the 2012 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Women's Javelin Throw
Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date7-9 August
Competitors42from 29 nations
Winning distance69.55
Medalists

The Women's javelin throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 7-9 August.[1] Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[2]

The qualifying round was mostly automatic marks. Eight athletes hit the auto mark in their first legal attempt. It took 60.11 to make the final.

The final was dominated by defending champion and world record holder Barbora ?potáková who took the lead on the first throw of the competition, a lead she would never relinquish. On the second throw of the competition Sunette Viljoen got off her best throw, which would put her in third place. Later in the round, Christina Obergföll got off her only legal throw, which turned out to be the silver medal throw. Each round ?potáková kept putting out long throws, but didn't improve. In the fourth round, Linda Stahl passed Viljoen to move into bronze medal position. Then ?potáková let loose the winner, her 69.55--more than 2.5 metres further than her previous bests--which won the competition by 4.39 metres. None of the medalists even got a legal throw in the final two rounds. Any one of ?potáková's four legal throws would have won the gold medal.

Schedule

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 10:00 Qualifications
Thursday, 9 August 2012 21:00 Finals

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Barbora ?potáková (CZE) 72.28 m Stuttgart, Germany 13 September 2008
Olympic record  Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.53 m Athens, Greece 27 August 2004
2012 World leading  Sunette Viljoen (RSA) 69.35 m New York City, United States 9 June 2012
Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 World leading  Barbora ?potáková (CZE) 69.55 London, United Kingdom 9 August 2012

Results

Qualifying round

Qual. rule: qualification standard 62.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Barbora ?potáková  Czech Republic 66.19 - - 66.19 Q
2 A Christina Obergföll  Germany 66.14 - - 66.14 Q
3 B Sunette Viljoen  South Africa 65.92 - - 65.92 Q
4 A Linda Stahl  Germany 64.78 - - 64.78 Q SB
5 B Lü Huihui  China 64.45 - - 64.45 Q
6 A Martina Ratej  Slovenia x 63.60 - 63.60 Q
DSQ B Maria Abakumova  Russia 63.25 - - 63.25 Q
8 B Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir  Iceland 62.77 - - 62.77 Q NR
9 B Katharina Molitor  Germany 58.06 55.30 62.05 62.05 Q
10 A Madara Palameika  Latvia 60.62 60.50 57.91 60.62 q
11 A Elizabeth Gleadle  Canada x 59.73 60.26 60.26 q
12 B Kathryn Mitchell  Australia 60.11 57.80 59.84 60.11 q
13 A L?na M?ze  Latvia 51.15 59.48 59.91 59.91
14 B Jarmila Klime?ová  Czech Republic 56.76 59.90 x 59.90
15 A Brittany Borman  United States 54.31 56.50 59.27 59.27
16 B Yuki Ebihara  Japan 59.25 58.03 54.17 59.25
17 A Kimberley Mickle  Australia 59.23 57.77 x 59.23
18 B Indre Jakubaityte  Lithuania 54.05 56.63 59.05 59.05 SB
19 B Vera Rebrik  Ukraine x 58.97 x 58.97
20 B Sinta Ozoli?a-Kovala  Latvia x 58.86 51.35 58.86
21 A Laila Ferer e Silva  Brazil 51.66 52.61 58.39 58.39
22 B Hanna Hatsko  Ukraine 58.37 56.02 55.94 58.37
23 A Zhang Li  China 57.17 58.35 x 58.35
24 B Rachel Yurkovich  United States 54.20 x 57.92 57.92
25 A Noraida Bicet  Spain 54.08 54.56 57.77 57.77
26 A Tatjana Jela?a  Serbia 52.58 x 57.09 57.09
27 B Sávva Líka  Greece 56.36 57.06 x 57.06
28 A Marharyta Dorozhon  Ukraine 56.74 55.18 50.60 56.74
29 B Yainelis Ribeaux  Cuba 53.70 56.55 x 56.55
30 B Li Lingwei  China 55.28 x 56.50 56.50
31 A Kara Patterson  United States 56.23 x x 56.23
32 A Flor Ruiz  Colombia x 54.34 52.37 54.34
33 B Maryna Novik  Belarus 51.93 50.77 54.31 54.31
34 B Leryn Franco  Paraguay 51.45 x 49.72 51.45
35 B Anastasiya Svechnikova  Uzbekistan 50.56 51.27 x 51.27
36 B Vanda Juhász  Hungary 49.90 50.01 x 50.01
37 A Elisabeth Eberl  Austria x x 49.66 49.66
38 A Kristine Harutyunyan  Armenia 47.65 x x 47.65
N/A A Yanet Cruz  Cuba x x x N/A NM
N/A A Goldie Sayers  Great Britain x x x N/A NM
N/A B Sanni Utriainen  Finland x x x N/A NM
N/A A Yusbelys Parra  Venezuela N/A N/A N/A N/A DNS

Final

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result[3] Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Barbora ?potáková  Czech Republic 66.90 66.88 66.24 69.55 x x 69.55 WL
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christina Obergföll  Germany 65.16 x x x x x 65.16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Linda Stahl  Germany 59.49 63.24 62.67 64.91 x x 64.91 SB
4 Sunette Viljoen  South Africa 64.53 62.71 57.30 57.05 60.93 62.61 64.53
5 Lü Huihui  China 59.97 63.28 58.58 61.26 63.70 62.19 63.70
6 Katharina Molitor  Germany 62.89 58.15 58.51 x x x 62.89
7 Martina Ratej  Slovenia x 58.89 61.62 x 60.11 56.90 61.62
8 Madara Palameika  Latvia 56.47 60.73 x 59.32 x 59.22 60.73
9 Kathryn Mitchell  Australia 58.31 59.46 58.45 - - - 59.46
DSQ Maria Abakumova  Russia x 59.34 58.70 - - - 59.34
11 Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir  Iceland 59.08 57.35 x - - - 59.08
12 Elizabeth Gleadle  Canada 57.10 x 58.78 - - - 58.78

References

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Women's Javelin throw competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-javelin-throw/phase=atw053100/index.html

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