Athletics At the 2016 Summer Olympics - Men's Javelin Throw
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Athletics At the 2016 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Javelin Throw
Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates17 August 2016 (qualifications)
20 August 2016 (final)
Competitors37from 23 nations
Winning distance90.30 m
Medalists

The men's javelin throw competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium between August 17-20.[1]

Summary

Defending champion, Keshorn Walcott started the final with a respectable 83.45 m. The second thrower was Johannes Vetter who topped it with an 85.32 m. The eighth thrower in the round was reigning World Champion Julius Yego, who tossed it 88.24 m (289 ft 6 in), landing on his hands to avoid a face plant on the runway. He moved into the gold medal position. The next competitor was the number one thrower in 2016, Thomas Röhler who answered with an 87.40 m to move into silver position. On his second attempt, Walcott threw it 85.38 to move into bronze position by just 6 cm, still more than 3 metres short of the mark he threw in the qualifying round. Nobody was able to improve in the next two rounds. As the final thrower in the fourth round, Yego twisted his left ankle during his fouled attempt. He limped to the bench and was wheelchair out of the stadium still in gold medal position. On his fifth attempt, Röhler threw it 90.30 m (296 ft 3 in), less than a foot short of the Olympic record, to move ahead of Yego. Nobody was able to improve their position in the final round and the gold medal was confirmed.[2] After treatment, Yego limped back into the stadium to congratulate Röhler and celebrate his silver medal by limping around his victory lap.

The medals for the competition were presented by Richard Peterkin, St. Lucia, Member of the International Olympic Committee, and the gifts were presented by Antti Pihlakoski, IAAF Council Member.

Competition format

Each athlete received three throws in the qualifying round. The nine athletes who achieved the qualifying distance progressed to the final. A further three athletes who did not achieve the qualifying distance also advanced to the final. All twelve starters were allowed three throws in the final, with the top eight athletes after that point receiving three further attempts.

Schedule

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:30 Qualifications
Saturday, 20 August 2016 20:55 Finals

Records

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

World record  Jan ?elezný (CZE) 98.48 m Jena, Germany 25 May 1996
Olympic record  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 90.57 m Beijing, China 23 August 2008
2016 World leading  Thomas Rohler (GER) 91.28 m Turku, Finland 29 June 2016

Results

Qualifying round

Qualification rule: qualification standard 83.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Keshorn Walcott  Trinidad and Tobago 88.68 88.68 Q
2 B Johannes Vetter  Germany 85.96 85.96 Q
3 A Julian Weber  Germany 84.46 84.46 Q
4 B Ryohei Arai  Japan 84.16 84.16 Q
5 B Petr Frydrych  Czech Republic 78.57 80.17 83.60 83.60 Q
6 B Julius Yego  Kenya 78.88 x 83.55 83.55 Q
7 A Jakub Vadlejch  Czech Republic 78.23 80.90 83.27 83.27 Q
8 A Dmytro Kosynskyy  Ukraine 80.08 76.79 83.23 83.23 Q
9 A Thomas Röhler  Germany 79.47 81.61 83.01 83.01 Q
10 B Vít?zslav Veselý  Czech Republic 81.32 81.32 82.85 82.85 q
11 B Antti Ruuskanen  Finland 82.20 x x 82.20 q
12 A Braian Toledo  Argentina 78.99 81.96 80.36 81.96 q
13 A Joshua Robinson  Australia 78.87 80.84 76.78 80.84
14 B Zigismunds Sirmais  Latvia 76.87 80.65 75.95 80.65
15 A Marcin Krukowski  Poland x 78.06 80.62 80.62
16 B Júlio César de Oliveira  Brazil 79.33 80.49 80.29 80.49
17 A Kim Amb  Sweden 77.91 78.75 80.49 80.49
18 B Tanel Laanmäe  Estonia 80.45 78.78 79.24 80.45
19 B John Ampomah  Ghana 79.09 80.39 78.90 80.39
20 A Cyrus Hostetler  United States 76.48 78.69 79.76 79.76
21 A Tero Pitkämäki  Finland 77.91 78.58 79.56 79.56
22 A Risto Mätas  Estonia 76.23 79.26 79.40 79.40
23 A Magnus Kirt  Estonia x 77.60 79.33 79.33
24 A Rocco van Rooyen  South Africa x 71.05 78.48 78.48 SB
25 B Hamish Peacock  Australia 77.91 76.22 76.40 77.91
26 B Ivan Zaytsev  Uzbekistan 73.49 72.92 77.83 77.83
27 B Ari Mannio  Finland 77.14 76.77 77.73 77.73
28 A Rolands ?trobinders  Latvia 76.76 x 77.73 77.73
29 A Stuart Farquhar  New Zealand 74.24 77.32 74.38 77.32
30 A Ahmed Bader Magour  Qatar x 77.19 x 77.19
31 B ?ukasz Grzeszczuk  Poland 76.31 76.52 76.14 76.52
32 A Leslie Copeland  Fiji 76.04 75.68 x 76.04
33 B Huang Shih-feng  Chinese Taipei 74.33 x x 74.33
34 B Sam Crouser  United States 73.78 73.66 x 73.78
35 B Sean Furey  United States 69.40 72.61 71.35 72.61
36 A RM Sumeda Ranasinghe  Sri Lanka 69.62 71.93 x 71.93
-- A Bobur Shokirjonov  Uzbekistan x x x NM

Final

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Thomas Röhler  Germany 87.40 85.61 87.07 84.84 90.30 x 90.30
2nd, silver medalist(s) Julius Yego  Kenya 88.24 x - x r* 88.24 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Keshorn Walcott  Trinidad and Tobago 83.45 85.38 83.38 80.33 x x 85.38
4 Johannes Vetter  Germany 85.32 x 82.54 x 83.61 81.74 85.32
5 Dmytro Kosynskyy  Ukraine 82.51 83.95 83.64 81.61 81.21 x 83.95 PB
6 Antti Ruuskanen  Finland x 77.81 83.05 x x 80.00 83.05
7 Vít?zslav Veselý  Czech Republic 78.20 82.51 x x x 78.63 82.51
8 Jakub Vadlejch  Czech Republic 80.02 82.42 81.59 80.32 x x 82.42
9 Julian Weber  Germany 80.29 80.13 81.36 Did not advance 81.36
10 Braian Toledo  Argentina 77.89 79.51 79.81 Did not advance 79.81
11 Ryohei Arai  Japan 77.98 79.47 72.49 Did not advance 79.47
12 Petr Frydrych  Czech Republic 76.15 76.79 79.12 Did not advance 79.12

* - Julius Yego retired from the competition after his fourth throw due to an ankle injury.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-07. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-09-20. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Julius Yego speaks after Rio Olympics heartbreak". tuko.co.ke. Retrieved 2016.

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