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Justin Arop

Full name: Justin Arop
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: March 24, 1958
Died: 1994
Country: UGA Uganda
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Justin Arop first became noticed internationally as a javelin thrower when he won the 1976 East and Central African Championship as an 18-year-old. He won that title again in 1977, 1981-82, 1985, 1989, and 1990. Arop also won the All-Africa Games in 1978 and 1987 and the African Championships in 1985 and 1988. His major invitational title came at the 1982 Lite Summer Games in Durham, North Carolina, USA, setting a Ugandan record of 84.58 metres. He was Ugandan Champion in 1981, 1984-87, and 1990-91, also winning the national title in the shot put in 1982, 1985, and 1986. Arop competed at three Olympic Games (1980, 1984, 1988), the 1987 World Championships, and the 1990 Commonwealth Games. In 2006 the annual Arop Memorial Championships were held in Gulu in northern Uganda, in his memory.

Personal Bests: JTold – 84.58 (1982); JTnew – 75.52 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Uganda UGA 12
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Uganda UGA 27 QR
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Uganda UGA 33 QR

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Final Round 12 77.34
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Final Round Round One 10 53.56
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Final Round Round Two 8 77.34 77.34
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Final Round Round Three 12 foul 77.34
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round 8 QU 82.68
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Round One 13 63.02
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Round Two 12 76.64 76.64
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Round Three NP 82.68
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round 27 69.76
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group A 14 69.76
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group A Round One 13 69.76
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP 66.30 69.76
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round 33 69.10
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group B 17 69.10
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group B Round One 15 67.54
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 15 69.10 69.10
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Uganda Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 67,68
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