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Jan Železný

Full name: Jan Železný
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: June 16, 1966 in Mladá Boleslav, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Dukla Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica (SVK) / Dukla Praha, Praha (CZE) / SSK Vítkovice, Vítkovice, Ostrava (CZE) / AC Start, Karlovy Vary (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia, CZE Czech Republic
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Jan Železný is considered the greatest javelin thrower in track & field history. At the 1988 Olympic Games, he narrowly missed winning the gold medal, settling for silver. But he has since won the gold medal at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympic Games. He was also World Champion with the javelin in 1993, 1995 and 2001. Although the javelin specifications have changed twice during his career, he can claim six world records with the various spears. In December 1999, Železný was elected a member of the IOC as an athlete member, having previously been a member of the Athletes' Commission.

Personal Best: JT – 98.48 (1996).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Czechoslovakia TCH 1 Gold OR
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Czech Republic CZE 1 Gold
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Czech Republic CZE 1 Gold OR
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Czech Republic CZE 9

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round 2 84.12
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round One NP foul
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Two 3 82.32 82.32 NM
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Three 3 81.60 82.32 81.60
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Four 1 83.46 83.46
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Five 1 77.88 83.46
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Six NP 84.12
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 85.90
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A 1 OR 85.90
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 OR 85.90
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 85.90
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round 1 OR 89.66
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round One 1 OR 89.66
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Two 1 foul 89.66
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Three 1 foul 89.66
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Four 1 88.18 89.66
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Five 1 86.28 89.66
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Final Round Round Six NP foul
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round 1 QU 83.96
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A 1 83.96
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 83.96
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 83.96
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Athletics Czechoslovakia Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Final Round 1 88.16
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round One NP foul
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Two 1 88.16 88.16
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Three 1 82.68 88.16
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Four 1 83.86 88.16
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Five 1 86.02 88.16
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Six NP 86.12
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round 2 QU 86.52
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B 1 86.52
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 86.52
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 86.52
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Final Round 1 OR 90.17
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round One 1 89.41
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Two 2 foul 89.41
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Three 1 OR 90.17 90.17
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Four 1 foul 90.17
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Five 1 foul 90.17
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Six NP 88.97
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round 1 QU 89.39
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B 1 89.39
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 89.39
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 89.39
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Final Round 9 80.59
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round One 9 76.77
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Two 10 79.98 79.98
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Final Round Round Three 9 80.59 80.59
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round 9 QU 81.18
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B 5 81.18
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round One 5 81.18
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 5 pass 81.18
2004 Summer 38 Athina Athletics Czech Republic Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass