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Javelin throw
Javelin throw
An athlete throwing the javelin.
An athlete throwing the javelin.

The javelin throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear-like object made of metal, fiberglass and, in some cases, carbon fiber. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1384x1348, 536 KB) Summary A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1384x1348, 536 KB) Summary A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... A javelin is a light spear designed primarily for casting as a ranged weapon. ... Spears were one of the most common personal weapons from the late Bronze Age until the advent of firearms. ... It has been suggested that Fiber-reinforced plastic be merged into this article or section. ... Carbon fiber composite is a strong, light and very expensive material. ...

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Competition and throws

Rules are similar to other throwing events: Competitors take three throws after which the top eight take another three, their best legal throw is recorded and the winner is the individual with the longest legal throw measured to the nearest centimetre or foot and inch depending on country of competition. If the javelin's point touches the ground first, the throw is marked (measured) from this point. If the throw lands flat then the distance is measured from the back of the ripcord. Also, if the tail of the Javelin lands first, then the throw is not counted and scratched. The most noticeable difference with the other events is that rather than a throwing circle as used in discus, shot put and hammer throw, the competitors have a run-up area coated with the same surface used for running tracks, and a painted line on the surface for small spikes on each shoe. Many athletic tracks have javelin run-ups at each end to take advantage of any potential wind benefit. This article is about the unit of length. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ... A hammer thrower competing in a Highland games event in Dornoch, Scotland The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle. ...


Javelin throwers gain considerable forward velocity in their run-up to their throws, and as well as upper body strength demonstrate athleticism more similar to running and jumping events. Thus, the athletes share more physical characteristics with sprinters than other throwing athletes with their bulky frames. At release, a javelin can reach speeds approaching 113 km/h (70 mph).


Javelin redesigns

On April 1, 1986, the men's javelin (800g, 1.76lb) was redesigned by the governing body (the IAAF Technical Committee). They decided to change the rules for javelin construction because of the increasingly frequent flat landings and the resulting discussions and protests when these attempts were declared valid or invalid by competition judges. The javelin was redesigned so that the centre of gravity was moved 4cm forward, further away from the center of pressure (the point at which the aerodynamic forces of lift and drag act), so that the javelin had an increased downward pitching moment. This brings the nose down earlier, reducing the flight distance by around 10% and also causing the javelin to stick in the ground more consistently. In 1999, the women's javelin (600g, 1.32lb) was similarly redesigned. BIC pen cap, about 1 gram. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The pitching moment of an airfoil, in aerodynamics, is a moment produced by a vertical force applied at a distance forward or aft from the aerodynamic center of the airfoil, causing the aircraft to pitch up or down[1]. References ↑ Preston, Ray (2006). ...


Modifications that manufacturers made to recover some of the lost distance, by increasing tail drag (using holes, rough paint or dimples), were outlawed at the end of 1991 and marks made using implements with such modifications removed from the record books.

Matti Järvinen throwing the javelin at the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Matti Järvinen throwing the javelin at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

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History and the javelin at the Olympics

The javelin throw has been part of the Summer Olympics since 1906. Although the javelin is currently used only for sport in most areas, it has a long history of use for hunting and warfare. There are, for instance, numerous references to the javelin in ancient Hellenic civilization, who practised a form of javelin throwing at the ancient Olympics. Some believe the objective was to throw at a target rather than for distance, but this can not be determined.[citation needed] The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... -1... Ancient Greece is the term used to describe the Greek-speaking world in ancient times. ...


The javelin throw has a particularly strong tradition in the Nordic nations of Europe. Of the 66 Olympic medals that have been awarded in the event, 30 have gone to competitors from Norway, Sweden, or Finland. Finland is the only nation to have ever swept the medals, and has done so twice, in 1920 and 1932.


Training techniques for javelin throw

Traditional free-weight training is often used by javelin throwers. Metal-rod exercises and resistance band exercises can be used to train a similar action to the javelin throw to increase power and intensity. Core stability can help in the transference of physical power and force from the ground through the body to the javelin. Stretching and sprint training are used to enhance the speed of the athlete at the point of release and subsequently the javelin.


Best Year Performance

Men's Seasons Best

YEAR DISTANCE ATHLETE PLACE
1971 90.68 Flag of the Soviet Union Jānis Lūsis (URS) Helsinki
1972 93.80 Flag of the Soviet Union Jānis Lūsis (URS) Stockholm
1973 94.08 Flag of West Germany Klaus Wolfermann (FRG) Leverkusen
1974 89.58 Flag of Finland Hannu Siitonen (FIN) Rome
1975 91.38 Flag of Hungary Miklós Németh (HUN) Budapest
1976 94.58 Flag of Hungary Miklós Németh (HUN) Montreal
1977 94.10 Flag of Hungary Miklós Németh (HUN) Stockholm
1978 94.22 Flag of West Germany Michael Wessing (FRG) Oslo
1979 93.84 Flag of Finland Pentti Sinersaari (FIN) Auckland
1980 96.72 Flag of Hungary Ferenc Paragi (HUN) Tata
1981 92.48 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Detlef Michel (GDR) Berlin
1982 95.80 Flag of the United States Bob Roggy (USA) Stuttgart
1983 99.72 Flag of the United States Tom Petranoff (USA) Westwood
1984 104.80 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Uwe Hohn (GDR) Berlin
1985 96.96 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Uwe Hohn (GDR) Canberra

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YEAR DISTANCE ATHLETE PLACE
1986 85.74 Flag of West Germany Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) Como
1987 87.66 Flag of Czechoslovakia Jan Železný (TCH) Nitra
1988 86.88 Flag of Czechoslovakia Jan Železný (TCH) Leverkusen
1989 87.60 Flag of Japan Kazuhiro Mizoguchi (JPN) San José
1990 89.58 Flag of the United Kingdom Steve Backley (GBR) Stockholm
1991 89.16 Flag of the United States Tom Petranoff (USA) Potchefstroom
1992 91.46 Flag of the United Kingdom Steve Backley (GBR) Auckland
1993 95.66 Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Železný (CZE) Sheffield
1994 91.82 Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Železný (CZE) Sheffield
1995 92.60 Flag of Germany Raymond Hecht (GER) Oslo
1996 98.48 Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Železný (CZE) Jena
1997 94.02 Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Železný (CZE) Stellenbosch
1998 90.88 Flag of Finland Aki Parviainen (FIN) Tartu
1999 93.09 Flag of Finland Aki Parviainen (FIN) Kuortane
2000 91.69 Flag of Greece Konstadinós Gatsioúdis (GRE) Kuortane
2001 92.80 Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Železný (CZE) Edmonton
2002 92.61 Flag of Russia Sergey Makarov (RUS) Sheffield
2003 90.11 Flag of Russia Sergey Makarov (RUS) Dessau
2004 87.73 Flag of Russia Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) Ostrava
2005 91.53 Flag of Finland Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) Kuortane
2006 91.59 Flag of Norway Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) Oslo
2007 91.29 Flag of the United States Breaux Greer (USA) Indianapolis

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Women's Seasons Best

YEAR DISTANCE ATHLETE PLACE
1980 70.08 Flag of the Soviet Union Tatyana Biryulina (URS) Podolsk
1981 71.88  Antoaneta Todorova (BUL) Zagreb
1982 74.20 Flag of Greece Sofia Sakorafa (GRE) Hania
1983 74.76 Flag of Finland Tiina Lillak (FIN) Tampere
1984 74.72 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Petra Felke (GDR) Celje
1985 75.40 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Petra Felke (GDR) Schwerin
1986 77.44 Flag of the United Kingdom Fatima Whitbread (GBR) Stuttgart
1987 78.90 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Petra Felke (GDR) Leipzig
1988 80.00 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Petra Felke (GDR) Potsdam
1989 76.88 Flag of the German Democratic Republic Petra Felke (GDR) Macerata
1990 73.08 Flag of Germany Petra Felke (GER) Manaus
1991 71.44 Flag of Norway Trine Hattestad (NOR) Fana
1992 70.36 Flag of Belarus Natalya Shikolenko (BLR) Moscow
1993 72.12 Flag of Norway Trine Hattestad (NOR) Oslo
1994 71.40 Flag of Belarus Natalya Shikolenko (BLR) Seville
1995 71.18 Flag of Belarus Natalya Shikolenko (BLR) Zürich
1996 69.42 Flag of Germany Steffi Nerius (GER) Monaco
1997 69.66 Flag of Norway Trine Hattestad (NOR) Helsinki
1998 70.10 Flag of Germany Tanja Damaske (GER) Berlin

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YEAR DISTANCE ATHLETE PLACE
1999 68.19 Flag of Norway Trine Hattestad (NOR) Fana
2000 69.48 Flag of Norway Trine Hattestad (NOR) Oslo
2001 71.54 Flag of Cuba Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) Rethymno
2002 67.47 Flag of Greece Miréla Manjani (GRE) Munich
2003 66.52 Flag of Greece Miréla Manjani (GRE) Paris
2004 71.53 Flag of Cuba Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) Athens
2005 71.70 Flag of Cuba Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) Helsinki
2006 66.91 Flag of Germany Christina Obergföll (GER) Athens
2007 70.20 Flag of Germany Christina Obergföll (GER) Munich

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Top Ten

Men's best throwers of all time (current 1986 model)

RANK MARK ATHLETE PLACE DATE
1. 98.48 Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Železný (CZE) Jena 1996-05-25
2. 93.09 Flag of Finland Aki Parviainen (FIN) Kuortane 1999-06-26
3. 92.61 Flag of Russia Sergey Makarov (RUS) Sheffield 2002-06-30
4. 92.60 Flag of Germany Raymond Hecht (GER) Oslo 1995-07-21
5. 91.69 Flag of Greece Konstadinós Gatsioúdis (GRE) Kuortane 2000-06-24
6. 91.59 Flag of Norway Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) Oslo 2006-06-02
7. 91.53 Flag of Finland Tero Pitkämäki (FIN) Kuortane 2005-06-26
8. 91.46 Flag of the United Kingdom Steve Backley (GBR) Auckland 1992-01-25
9. 91.29 Flag of the United States Breaux Greer (USA) Indianapolis 2007-06-21
10. 90.73 Flag of Latvia Vadims Vasiļevskis (LAT) Tallinn 2007-07-22

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Women's best throwers of all time (current 1999 model)

RANK MARK ATHLETE PLACE DATE
1. 71.70 Flag of Cuba Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) Helsinki 2005-08-14
2. 70.20 Flag of Germany Christina Obergföll (GER) Munich 2007-06-23
3. 69.48 Flag of Norway Trine Hattestad (NOR) Oslo 2000-07-28
4. 69.15 Flag of the Czech Republic Barbora Špotáková (CZE) Zaragoza 2008-05-31
5. 67.67 Flag of Cuba Sonia Bisset (CUB) Salamanca 2005-07-06
6. 67.41 Flag of Greece Miréla Manjani (GRE) Sydney 2000-09-30
7. 67.20 Flag of Russia Tatyana Shikolenko (RUS) Monaco 2000-08-18
8. 66.91 Flag of Germany Tanja Damaske (GER) Erfurt 1999-07-04
9. 66.80 Flag of Australia Louise Currey (AUS) Runaway Bay 2000-08-05
10. 66.52 Flag of Germany Steffi Nerius (GER) Helsinki 2005-08-12

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Notable javelin throwers

Women

Petra Felke, married name Meier (born July 30, 1959 in Saalfeld/Saale, Thüringen), is a former German track and field athlete and Olympic champion who represented East Germany. ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Ruth Fuchs (born December 14, 1946 in Egeln) is a former athlete and politican. ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Trine Hattestad is a Norwegian javelin thrower, born on 18 April, 1966 in Lørenskog, Norway, as Elsa Katrine Solberg. ... Tiina Lillak (born April 15, 1961 in Helsinki) is a former Finnish javelin thrower, who was among the best female javelin throwers in the world in the early and mid 1980s. ... Osleidys Menéndez (born November 14, 1979 in Martí) is a Cuban athlete competing in the javelin throw. ... Tessa Sanderson CBE (born 14 March 1956) is a former British javelinist and heptathlete. ... Kate Schmidt, a native of California and a graduate of UCLA, is a former American Record Holder and two-time (1972, 1976) Olympic Bronze Medalist in the javelin throw. ... Fatima Whitbread MBE (born 3 March 1961) is an English former javelin thrower and multi medal-winner. ... Dana Zátopková (née Ingrová), born in Karviná, (former) Czechoslovakia on September 19, 1922 (exactly the same day as her husband Emil Zátopek) was an outstanding Czech athlete in her own right in throwing the javelin. ... Babe Didrikson in the 1932 Olympic javelin competition Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911-September 27, American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ...

Men

Stephen (Steve) James Backley OBE (born February 12, 1969 in Sidcup) is a former athlete from Britain specialising in the javelin. ... Patrik Bodén (born June 30, 1967 in Torsby Municipality) is a retired male Swedish javelin thrower. ... Egil Danielsen (born November 9, 1933 in Hamar) is a former Norwegian athlete. ... Edward Breaux Greer (born 19 October 1976 in Houston, Texas) is a male American javelin thrower. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Uwe Hohn (born 16 July 1962 in Rheinsberg, Brandenburg) is a German athlete and coach. ... Disambiguation Page Global Depositary Receipt East Germany ... Arto Härkönen (born January 31, 1959 in Helsinki) is a retired Finnish javelin thrower. ... Matti Henrikki Järvinen (February 18, 1909 – July 22, 1985) was a Finnish javelin thrower. ... Tapio Korjus (born February, 10, 1961 in Vekhalahti. ... Dainis KÅ«la (born April 28, 1959) is a former Latvian javelin thrower, an Olympic champion and a World Championship bronze medalist. ... Gergely Kulcsár (born March 10, 1934) is a retired Hungarian athlete who competed in javelin throw. ... Eric Lemming (born 22 February 1880) is a Swedish athlete who competed in a wide variety of events. ... Jānis LÅ«sis (born May 19, 1939 in Jelgava, Latvia) is a Latvian (and Soviet) athlete who competed in javelin throw. ... ... Joonas Jonni Myyrä (July 13, 1892 – January 22, 1955) was a Finnish javelin thrower. ... Miklós Németh was a Hungarian olympic champion in javelin throw. ... Aki Parviainen (born) October 26, 1974. ... Tom Petranoff (born April 1958) is an American javelin thrower. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Pitkämäki at the Helsinki Grand Prix in July 2005. ... Kaj Tapio ”Tapsa” Rautavaara (March 8, 1915 in Northern Pirkkala, Finland – September 25, 1979 in Helsinki, Finland) was a Finnish athlete, singer and movie actor. ... Seppo Räty is a Finnish javelin thrower born April 27, 1962. ... Janusz SidÅ‚o (born 19 June 1933, Szopienice - died 2 August 1993, Warsaw) - a Polish athlete (javelin). ... Thorkildsen at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Andrus Värnik (born September 27, 1977 in Antsla) is an Estonian javelin thrower. ... Jan Železný (IPA: ) (born June 16, 1966 in Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech athlete, world and Olympic champion and world record holder in javelin throw. ... Vadims Vasiļevskis (born January 5, 1982, Riga) is a Latvian athlete, a silver medalist of 2004 Summer Olympics in javelin throw. ...

See also

  • National champions Javelin (men)

References

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Track and Field - MSN Encarta (1104 words)
To throw it, the athlete holds the discus in one hand, with the palm facing down and the arm outstretched, spins several times toward the front of a circle 2.5 m (8 ft 2.5 in) in diameter, and releases it.
To begin the throw, the contestant grasps the javelin near its center of gravity and sprints down a runway that is 4 m (13 ft 1.5 in) wide, toward a scratch line.
The javelin’s minimum length is 260 cm (8 ft 6.25 in) in men’s competition and 220 cm (7 ft 2.5 in) for women.
Javelin throw (192 words)
The javelin throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear-like object made of metal and fibreglass.
Javelin throwers gain considerable forward velocity in their run-up to their throws, and as well as strength demonstrate athleticism more similar to running and jumping events.
There are, for instance, numerous references to the javelin in ancient Hellenic civilization, who practised a form of javelin throwing at the ancient Olympics.
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