Who holds the world record for javelin?

Who holds the world record for javelin?

Jan Železný
The current (as of 2017) men’s world record is held by Jan Železný at 98.48 m (1996); Barbora Špotáková holds the women’s world record at 72.28 m (2008). Of the 69 Olympic medals that have been awarded in the men’s javelin, 32 have gone to competitors from Norway, Sweden or Finland.

What is the world record men’s javelin throw?

men – SENIOR – outdoor

Type Mark Competitor
World Records 98.48 Jan ŽELEZNÝ
World Championships in Athletics Records 92.80 Jan ŽELEZNÝ
World Leading 2021 96.29 Johannes VETTER
Olympic Games Records 90.57 Andreas THORKILDSEN

Where was the javelin world record set?

Record progression

Mark Athlete Location
89.66 * Jan Železný ( TCH ) Oslo, Norway
90.98 * Steve Backley ( GBR ) London, England
91.98 * Seppo Räty ( FIN ) Shizuoka, Japan
96.96 * Seppo Räty ( FIN ) Punkalaidun, Finland

Who was the first Briton to hold a world javelin record?

Stephen James Backley
Stephen James Backley, OBE (born 12 February 1969) is a retired British track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He formerly held the world record, and his 91.46 m throw from 1992 is the British record….Steve Backley.

Personal information
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
Country Great Britain
Sport Track and field

What is the longest javelin throw ever recorded?

Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic holds the current world record (with the redesigned javelin) of 98.48 metres.

Has anyone died from a javelin throw?

Inches from death: Olympian’s remarkable comeback after being impaled by javelin. When a javelin pierced his body in 2019 and ended centimetres from his heart, he thought his life was over. Today Elija Godwin is a bronze medalist.

What is a good distance for a javelin throw?

The normal standard length of a javelin varies in between 2.6 to 2.7 metre for men and 2.2 to 2.3 metre for women.

How heavy is a javelin?

There are different standards for men and women in the sport, where men’s javelin must weight a minimum of 800g and be 2.6m-2.7m long, women’s javelin can weigh a minimum of 600g and be 2.2m-2.3m long.

Who is the best javelin thrower?

Filter All Time Top Lists

Rank Mark Competitor
1 98.48 Jan ŽELEZNÝ
2 97.76 Johannes VETTER
3 93.90 Thomas RÖHLER
4 93.09 Aki PARVIAINEN