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London 2012 Javelin Records

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London 2012 Javelin
The London 2012 Javelin event is the next Google Doodle in the Olympics sequence of images (Doodles) from Google. Below you will find some more information on current world record for Javelin. These are the records that the athletes will need to break at the London 2012 Javelin games.

London 2012 Javelin – Records Men

To get the London 2012 Javelin record, athletes will need to throw more than 98.48 meters for the world record, and 90.57 meters for the Olympic record.

Type Distance Athlete Date and place
WR 98.48 meters ZELEZNY Jan Czech Republic 25 May 1996 – Jena (GER)
OR 90.57 meters THORKILDSEN Andreas Norway 23 Aug 2008 – Beijing (CHN)
AF 88.75 meters CORBETT Marius South Africa 21 Sep 1998 – Kuala Lumpur (MAS)
AS 87.60 meters MIZOGUCHI Kazuhiro Japan 27 May 1989 – San Jose, CA (USA)
EU 98.48 meters ZELEZNY Jan Czech Republic 25 May 1996 – Jena (GER)
NA 91.29 meters GREER Breaux United States of America 21 Jun 2007 – Indianapolis, IN (USA)
OC 89.02 meters BANNISTER Jarrod Australia 28 Feb 2008 – Brisbane, QLD (AUS)
SA 84.70 meters BAUMANN Edgar Paraguay 17 Oct 1999 – San Marcos, TX (USA)

London 2012 Javelin – Records Women

In order to get the London 2012 Javelin Olympic record, athletes will need to throw more than 71.53 Meters for the Olympic record and 72.28 Meters for the world record.

Type Distance Athlete Date and place
WR 72.28 meters SPOTAKOVA Barbora Czech Republic 13 Sep 2008 – Stuttgart (GER)
OR 71.53 meters MENENDEZ Osleidys Cuba 27 Aug 2004 – Athens (GRE)
AF 69.35 meters VILJOEN Sunette South Africa 9 Jun 2012 – New York, NY (USA)
AS 65.11 meters LI Lingwei People’s Republic of China 23 Jun 2012 – Fuzhou (CHN)
EU 72.28 meters SPOTAKOVA Barbora Czech Republic 13 Sep 2008 – Stuttgart (GER)
NA 71.70 meters MENENDEZ Osleidys Cuba 14 Aug 2005 – Helsinki (FIN)
OC 66.80 meters CURREY Louise Australia 5 Aug 2000 – Runaway Bay, QLD (AUS)
SA 62.62 meters MOYA Sabina Colombia 12 May 2002 – Guatemala City (GUA)

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