Top 10 Javelin Throw World Record of All Time:- One of the most well-known and storied field sports is javelin throwing, which calls for contestants to throw the javelin as far as they can. The activity, which developed from the widespread usage of spears in warfare and hunting in ancient Greece, was popular there until it was incorporated into the Olympic Games in 708 BC as a component of the pentathlon. It has been a component of the modern Olympic Games since 1908 for men and 1932 for women.
Here is the list of the Top 10 Javelin Throw World Record of All Time
10. Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway)
Thokrildsen is the first man to ever win the European, World’s, and Olympic championships in the javelin throw. At the World Championships, he also won three silver medals, coming in second place in 2005, 2007, and 2011. He established the Norwegian record in 2006, going 91, 59 meters.
9. Konstadinos Gatsioudis (Greece)
Greek former javelin thrower Konstadinos Gatsioudis. In 2000, his personal best throw of 91, 69 meters broke the previous Greek record. Gatsioudis, who was born in Didymoteicho, achieved eight national marks throughout his career in addition to a junior world record in 1990. The Greek star now owns the records for one of the all-time greatest javelin throws.
8. Andreas Hofmann (Germany)
German track and field athlete Andreas Hofmann competes in the javelin throw. With 92, 06 metres, his personal best ranks him ninth overall. He finished eighth in the 2017 World Championships after finishing sixth in the 2015 World Championships. His second-place finish in the 2017 Summer Universiade, when he set a personal record of 91, 07 meters, was his best finish of the year.
7. Raymond Hecht (Germany)
He comes in at number seven all-time. Over the course of his career, Hecht established five German records. His greatest performance in international competition was a bronze medal at the 1998 European Championships. He competed for France in the U45 division at the 2015 Masters World Championships.
6. Sergei Makarov (Russia)
Former Russian javelin thrower Sergey Makarov. His 92, 61-meter throw in 2002 became the Russian record. Makarov had to contend with stiff opposition throughout his career, including Jan Elezn, Steve Backley, and others. He didn’t triumph in a significant match until 2003 when he turned 30 and won the world championship.
5. Julius Yego (Kenya)
Kenyan track and field athlete Julius Yego takes part in the javelin throw competition. Yego gained the moniker “Mr. YouTube” because of the fact that he picked up throwing by watching YouTube footage of javelin athletes. He owns the African and Commonwealth records for the event with a world record of 92, and 72 meters.
4. Aki Parviainen (Finland)
At the 1999 and 2001 World Athletics Championships, he took home gold and silver medals, respectively. His fifth-place result at the 2000 Olympics was his best performance to date. In the spring of 2006, Parviainen announced his retirement due to an injury.
3. Thomas Rohler (Germany)
In 2012 and 2013, he represented Germany in athletic competitions at the European and World Athletic Championships. He has won multiple prizes in the European Team Championships and the European Winter Throwing Cup. The Olympics in Rio in 2016 saw him achieve his greatest success, winning gold with a throw of 90, 30 meters.
2. Johannes Vetter (Germany)
Vetter finished fourth in the 2016 Summer Olympics and seventh at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, just missing the podium. Vetter overcame his Olympic setback to win ISTAF Berlin 2016 with 89,57m, placing him at the top of the elite javelin throw competition.
1. Jan Zelezny (Czechia)
In addition to silver in the Olympics in 1988 and three world championships in 1993, 1995, and 2001, Jan earned gold at the Summer Games in 1992, 1996, and 2000. After retiring in 2006, he set an example for others who followed him.
The activity, which developed from widespread spear use in warfare and hunting, was popular in Ancient Greece before being incorporated into the Olympic Games in 708 BC as part of the pentathlon.
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