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Men's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 7, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992

Gold: TCH Jan Železný
Silver: FIN Seppo Räty
Bronze: GBR Steve Backley


[Ján Železný] had been the best javelin thrower for several years but had yet to claim a major title. Shortly before Barcelona he broke the world record with 94.74 (310-10). But that was with a new javelin designed by 1976 gold medalist [Miklós Németh], and this was soon declared to be illegal. It could not be used in Barcelona, but Železný was the best with any spear. His round one throw of 89.66 (294-2) finished the competition, winnig the gold medal for him. The 1988 bronze medalist and 1987 World Champion, [Seppo Räty], placed second with his second round throw.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jan Železný 26 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold OR
2 Seppo Räty 30 Finland FIN Silver
3 Steve Backley 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Kimmo Kinnunen 24 Finland FIN
5 Siggi Einarsson 29 Iceland ISL
6 Juha Laukkanen 23 Finland FIN
7 Mike Barnett 31 United States USA
8 Andrey Shevchuk 22 Unified Team EUN
9 Gavin Lovegrove 24 New Zealand NZL
10 Tom Pukstys 24 United States USA
11 Mick Hill 27 Great Britain GBR
12 Volker Hadwich 27 Germany GER
13 QR Viktor Zaytsev 26 Unified Team EUN
14 QR Einar Vilhjálmsson 32 Iceland ISL
15 QR Dag Wennlund 28 Sweden SWE
16 QR Patrik Bodén 25 Sweden SWE
17 QR Ivan Mustapić 26 Croatia CRO
18 QR Dmitry Polyunin 23 Unified Team EUN
19 QR Mārcis Štrobinders 26 Latvia LAT
20 QR Julián Sotelo 27 Spain ESP
21 QR Brian Crouser 30 United States USA
22 QR Peter Borglund 28 Sweden SWE
23 QR Masami Yoshida 34 Japan JPN
24 QR Vadim Bavikin 21 Israel ISR
25 QR Zhang Lianbiao 23 China CHN
26 QR Nigel Bevan 24 Great Britain GBR
27 QR Terry McHugh 28 Ireland IRL
28 QR Kim Gi-Hun 24 South Korea KOR
29 QR Steve Feraday 33 Canada CAN
30 QR Nery Kennedy 19 Paraguay PAR
31 QR Youssef Ali Nesaif Boukhamas 23 Bahrain BRN
AC QR Ghanem Zaid 27 Kuwait KUW