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Steve Backley

Full name: Stephen James "Steve" Backley
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: February 12, 1969 in Sidcup, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Cambridge Harriers, Bexleyheath (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Four times a European champion, three times Commonwealth Games winner and a world record breaker on three occasions, Steve Backley did everything possible in his event except win a global championship title. Much of this was less to do with any frailty of Backley and more to do with the brilliance of Jan Železný with whom he had a friendly rivalry. Already a European junior champion and world junior record holder Backley made an immediate impact on the world scene and was the world's top ranked thrower in both 1989 and 1990. He was troubled by injury in 1991 but rebounded to produce the first 90 metre throw with the new specification javelin at a meeting in New Zealand in January 1992. Backley was the first Briton to win medals at three successive Olympic Games, winning bronze in 1992 and silver in 1996 and 2000 as Železný won on each occasion. Železný also edged him for the title at the 1995 World Championships though it was South African Marius Corbett who made Backley have to settle for silver in 1997. His farewell season was 2004 where, after sneaking into the final as the last qualifier, he missed a fourth Olympic medal by less than a metre. After retirement he worked as radio commentator and motivational speaker.

Personal Best: JT – 91.46 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR 2 Silver OR
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final Round 3 83.38
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One 2 82.44
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 4 82.02 82.44
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 4 79.46 82.44
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Four 3 83.38 83.38
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Five 3 78.32 83.38
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Six NP 79.86
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 5 QU 80.76
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 2 80.76
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 79.36
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 80.76 80.76
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final Round 2 87.44
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One 1 87.44
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 2 85.66 87.44
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 2 foul 87.44
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Four 2 80.74 87.44
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Five 2 80.88 87.44
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Six NP 85.64
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 5 QU 84.14
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 3 84.14
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 84.14
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass 84.14
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final Round 2 OR 89.85
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One 5 86.25
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 1 OR 89.85 89.85
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 2 foul 89.85
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Four 2 80.99 89.85
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Five 2 foul 89.85
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Six NP foul
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 8 QU 83.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 3 83.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 3 83.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 pass 83.74
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Round 4 84.13
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One 7 79.62
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 8 81.48 81.48
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 4 84.13 84.13
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Four 4 83.02 84.13
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Five 4 foul 84.13
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Six NP 81.62
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 12 QC 80.68
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 6 80.68
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 80.60
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 6 80.68 80.68
2004 Summer 35 Athina Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 80.39
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