| Event type

Javelin Throw, Men

Date7 – 8 August 1992
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants32 from 21 countries

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.

11609Jan ŽeleznýTCH83.96 (1)89.66 (1)GoldOR
2608Seppo RätyFIN80.24 (6)86.60 (2)Silver
3686Steve BackleyGBR80.76 (5)83.38 (3)Bronze
4597Kimmo KinnunenFIN80.22 (=7)82.62 (4)
5966Siggi EinarssonISL79.50 (11)80.34 (5)
6599Juha LaukkanenFIN79.78 (9)79.20 (6)
71667Mike BarnettUSA79.14 (12)78.64 (7)
8560Andrey ShevchukEUN80.22 (=7)77.74 (8)
91329Gavin LovegroveNZL81.04 (4)77.08 (9)
101754Tom PukstysUSA81.16 (2)76.72 (10)
11721Mick HillGBR79.66 (10)75.50 (11)
12808Volker HadwichGER81.10 (3)75.28 (12)
13 r1/2577Viktor ZaytsevEUN79.12 (13)
14 r1/2969Einar VilhjálmssonISL78.70 (14)
15 r1/21854Dag WennlundSWE77.88 (15)
16 r1/21563Patrik BodénSWE77.70 (16)
17 r1/2334Ivan MustapićCRO77.50 (17)
18 r1/2544Dmitry PolyuninEUN76.40 (18)
19 r1/21174Mārcis ŠtrobindersLAT76.32 (19)
20 r1/2452Julián SoteloESP75.34 (20)
21 r1/21683Brian CrouserUSA74.98 (21)
22 r1/21564Peter BorglundSWE74.72 (22)
23 r1/21863Masami YoshidaJPN73.88 (23)
24 r1/2970Vadim BavikinISR73.88 (24)
25 r1/2294Zhang LianbiaoCHN73.86 (25)
26 r1/2688Nigel BevanGBR73.78 (26)
27 r1/2955Terry McHughIRL73.26 (27)
28 r1/21151Kim Gi-HunKOR72.68 (28)
29 r1/2216Steve FeradayCAN70.94 (29)
30 r1/21348Nery KennedyPAR65.00 (30)
31 r1/2167Youssef Ali Nesaif BoukhamasBRN55.24 (31)
AC r1/21162Ghanem ZaidKUW– (NM)

Qualifying Round (7 August 1992)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 80.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Jan ŽeleznýTCH83.96Q
2Tom PukstysUSA81.16Q
3Volker HadwichGER81.10Q
4Gavin LovegroveNZL81.04Q
5Steve BackleyGBR80.76Q
6Seppo RätyFIN80.24Q
=7Andrey ShevchukEUN80.22Q
=7Kimmo KinnunenFIN80.22Q
9Juha LaukkanenFIN79.78q
10Mick HillGBR79.66q
11Siggi EinarssonISL79.50q
12Mike BarnettUSA79.14q
13Viktor ZaytsevEUN79.12
14Einar VilhjálmssonISL78.70
15Dag WennlundSWE77.88
16Patrik BodénSWE77.70
17Ivan MustapićCRO77.50
18Dmitry PolyuninEUN76.40
19Mārcis ŠtrobindersLAT76.32
20Julián SoteloESP75.34
21Brian CrouserUSA74.98
22Peter BorglundSWE74.72
23Masami YoshidaJPN73.8873.68
24Vadim BavikinISR73.8873.24
25Zhang LianbiaoCHN73.86
26Nigel BevanGBR73.78
27Terry McHughIRL73.26
28Kim Gi-HunKOR72.68
29Steve FeradayCAN70.94
30Nery KennedyPAR65.00
31Youssef Ali Nesaif BoukhamasBRN55.24
NMGhanem ZaidKUW

Qualifying Round, Group A (7 August 1992 — 9:35)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
12Jan ŽeleznýTCH83.9683.96--
212Tom PukstysUSA81.1674.3081.16-
315Gavin LovegroveNZL81.0476.28×81.04
414Juha LaukkanenFIN79.78×77.1479.78
55Mick HillGBR79.6676.3076.7679.66
67Siggi EinarssonISL79.5076.0677.0279.50
73Viktor ZaytsevEUN79.1275.24×79.12
86Patrik BodénSWE77.7075.78×77.70
910Ivan MustapićCRO77.5075.6677.50×
101Julián SoteloESP75.34×75.3472.98
119Brian CrouserUSA74.9871.4274.98×
128Zhang LianbiaoCHN73.8670.8473.8673.68
1311Nigel BevanGBR73.78×73.78×
1416Terry McHughIRL73.2670.7673.2671.64
154Steve FeradayCAN70.9470.94××
1613Youssef Ali Nesaif BoukhamasBRN55.2455.2453.8052.30

Qualifying Round, Group B (7 August 1992 — 10:45)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
113Volker HadwichGER81.1081.10--
21Steve BackleyGBR80.7679.3680.76-
32Seppo RätyFIN80.2478.9680.24-
=410Andrey ShevchukEUN80.2280.22--
=412Kimmo KinnunenFIN80.2280.22--
65Mike BarnettUSA79.1477.0879.1475.34
77Einar VilhjálmssonISL78.7076.1876.8278.70
86Dag WennlundSWE77.8876.2877.7077.88
94Dmitry PolyuninEUN76.40×75.7076.40
1011Mārcis ŠtrobindersLAT76.3273.76×76.32
119Peter BorglundSWE74.7271.3874.7272.70
128Masami YoshidaJPN73.8871.6673.6873.88
1315Vadim BavikinISR73.8873.88×73.24
1414Kim Gi-HunKOR72.6872.6869.3068.26
1516Nery KennedyPAR65.0065.0055.1059.34
NM3Ghanem ZaidKUW×××

Final Round (8 August 1992 — 18:55)

18Jan ŽeleznýTCH89.6689.66××88.1886.28×OR
211Seppo RätyFIN86.6078.5086.6081.4483.22××
310Steve BackleyGBR83.3882.4482.0279.4683.3878.3279.86
45Kimmo KinnunenFIN82.62×82.62××××
51Siggi EinarssonISL80.3479.5275.0277.96××80.34
66Juha LaukkanenFIN79.2077.44×74.5676.9279.2078.46
74Mike BarnettUSA78.6478.6478.58×77.7074.12×
82Andrey ShevchukEUN77.7477.00×77.74××73.42
99Gavin LovegroveNZL77.0874.4677.0876.78
1012Tom PukstysUSA76.7276.72×72.12
113Mick HillGBR75.5075.50×72.02
127Volker HadwichGER75.2875.2872.9870.12