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THE PROGRESSON OF JAVELIN THROW WORLD RECORD

 

 

MAN - JAVELIN THROW

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OFFICIALLY RATIFIED BY THE IAAF - (refreshed in 2011.)

Present Javelin (officially from 18.11.1991) /rough surface javelins are not allowed/ 
98, 48 m. Jan Zelezny, CZE, 25 May 1996, Jena 
95, 66 m. Jan Zelezny, CZE, 29 Aug 1993, Sheffield 
95, 54 m. Jan Zelezny, CZE, 06 Apr 1993, Pietersburg 
91, 46 m. Steve Backley, GBR, 25 Jan 1992, Auckland

New Javelin (officially from 01.04.1986) 
96, 96 m. Seppo Raty, FIN, 02 Jun 1991, Punkalaidun 
91, 98 m. Seppo Raty, FIN, 06 May 1991, Shizuoka 
90, 98 m. Steve Backley, GBR, 20 Jul 1990, London 
89, 66 m. Jan Zelezny, SC/CZE, 14 Jul 1990, Oslo 
89, 58 m. Steve Backley,  GBR, 02 Jul 1990, Stockholm 
89, 10 m. Patrik Boden, SWE, 24 Mar 1990, Austin 
87, 66 m. Jan Zelezny, TCH,  31 May 1987, Nitra 
85, 74 m. Klaus Tafelmeier, FRG, 20 Sep 1986, Como

Old model 
104,80 m.   Uwe Hohn, GDR, 20 Jul 1984, Berlin 
99, 72 m.    Tom Petranoff, USA, 15 May 1983, Los Angeles 
96, 72 m.    Ferenc Paragi, HUN, 23 Apr 1980, Tata
94, 58 m.    Miklos Nemeth, HUN, 26 Jul 1976, Montreal 
94, 08 m.    Klaus Wolfermann, FRG, 05 May 1973, Leverkusen 
93, 80 m.    Janis Lusis, URS, 06 Jul 1972, Stockholm 
92, 70 m.    Jorma Kinnunen, FIN, 18 Jun 1969, Tampere 
91, 98 m.    Janis Lusis, URS, 23 Jun 1968, Saarijarvi 
91, 72 m.    Terje Pedersen, NOR, 02 Sep 1964, Oslo 
87, 12 m.    Terje Pedersen, NOR, 01 Jul 1964, Oslo 
86, 74 m.    Carlo Lievore,  ITA, 01 Jun 1961, Milan 
86, 04 m.    Al Cantello, USA, 05 Jun 1959, Compton 
85, 71 m.    Egil Danielsen, NOR, 26 Nov 1956, Melbourne 
83, 66 m.    Janusz Sidlo, POL, 30 Jun 1956, Milan 
83, 56 m.    Soini Nikkinen, FIN, 24 Jun 1956, Kuhmoinen 
81, 75 m.    Bud (Franklin) Held, USA, 21 May 1955, Modesto 
80, 41 m.    Bud Held, USA, 08 Aug 1953, Pasadena 
78, 70 m.    Yrjo Nikkanen, FIN, 16 Oct 1938, Kotka 
77, 87 m.    Yrjo Nikkanen, FIN, 25 Aug 1938, Karhula 
77, 23 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 18 Jun 1934, Helsinki 
76, 66 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 07 Sep 1933, Turin 
76, 10 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 15 Jul 1933, Helsinki 
74, 61 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 07 Jun 1933, Vaasa 
74, 28 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 25 May 1933, Mikkeli 
74, 02 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 27 Jun 1932, Turku 
72, 93 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 14 Sep 1930, Viipuri 
71, 88 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 31 Aug 1930, Vaasa 
71, 70 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 17 Aug 1930, Tampere 
71, 57 m.    Matti Jarvinen, FIN, 08 Aug 1930, Viipuri 
71, 01 m.    Erik Lundqvist, SWE, 15 Aug 1928, Stockholm 
69, 88 m.    Eino Penttila, FIN, 01 Oct 1927, Viipuri 
66, 62 m.    Gunnar Lindstrom, SWE, 12 Dec 1924, Eksji 
66, 10 m.    Jonni Myyra, FIN, 24 Aug 1919, Stockholm 
62, 34 m.    Eric Lemming, SWE, 29 Sep 1912,  Stockholm

STATISTICALLY VALID BUT NEVER OFFICIALLY RATIFIED

35.81 m  Adolf Wigert  SWE  Stockholm  Sep 05, 1886 
65, 55 m     Jonni Myyrä, FIN, 13 Jul 1919, Savitaipale 
64, 81 m     Jonni Myyrä, FIN, 18 Jul 1915, Lappeenranta 
63, 29 m     Jonni Myyrä, FIN, 05 Jul 1914, Malmö 
67, 31 m     Gunnar Lindström, SWE, 20 Sep 1925, Oslo 
68, 55 m.    Jonni Myyrä, FIN, 27 Sep 1925, Richmond, Va. 
81, 29 m.    Bill Miller, USA, 21 Aug 1954, Pasadena 
81, 29 m.    Bud Held, USA, 21 MAy 1955, Modesto

New Javelin (officially from 01.04.1986) 
78, 62 m. Klaus Tafelmeier, FRG, 14 Sep 1985, London 
79, 86 m. Brian Crouser, 27 Mar 1986, USA Papeete 
78, 64 m. Roald Bradstock, GBR, 03 May 1986, Tucson 
81, 74 m. Roald Bradstock, GBR, 03 May 1986, Tucson 
82, 24 m. Klaus Tafelmeier, GER, 07 Jun 1986, Hannover 
83, 68 m. Viktor Yevsyukov, URS, 08 Jun 1986, St.Petersburg 
85, 38 m. Tom Petranoff, USA, 07 Jul 1986, Helsinki 
84, 76 m. Klaus Tafelmeier, FRG, 27 Aug 1986, Stuttgart

Present Javelin 
94, 74 m. Jan Zelezny, CS/CZE, 05 Jul 1992, Oslo

 

C. UNOFFICIAL PROGRESSION BEFORE IAAF

38.96  Hjalmar Fellman, FIN, 27 Sep 1890, Helsinki 
40.38  Axel Lindblad, SWE, 22 May 1892, Stockholm 
40.81  Ture Arn, SWE, 17 Jul 1894, Stockholm 
42.82  Axel Lindblad, SWE, 19 Aug 1894, Stockholm 
42.95  Harald Andersson-Arbin, SWE, 10 Sep 1894, Goteborg 
45.50  Valter Norin, FIN, 29 Sep 1895, Turku 
49.32  Eric Lemming, SWE, 18 Jun 1899, Goteborg 
50.70  Hannes Karlsson, FIN, 01 Jul 1900, Teisko 
51.95  Eric Lemming, SWE, 07 Sep 1902, Goteborg 
53.79  Eric Lemming, SWE, 31 May 1903, Stockholm 
53.90  Eric Lemming, SWE, 26 Apr 1906, Athens 
57.98  Mir Krczin, HUN, 1910, Budapest 
58.27  Eric Lemming, SWE, 10 Sep 1911, Lindkoping 

 

 

World Record Progression - Women

 

FSFI era:

24, 95 m. Marie Mejzlíková I, TCH, 30 Jul 22, Prostojov 
25, 01 m. Boena Šrámková, TCH, 06 Aug 22, Praha 
25, 325 m. Boena Šrámková, TCH, 13 Aug 22, Praha 
25, 50 m. Marie Janderová, TCH, 06 Apr 23, Monte Carlo 
26, 10 m. Kamila Olmerová, TCH, 31 May 23, Hradec Králové 
27, 30 m. Františka Vlachová, TCH, 26 Aug 23, Jihlava 
27, 30 m. Kamila Olmerová, TCH, 02 Sep 23, Kladno 
27, 24 m. Marie Janderová, TCH, 25 May 24, Ostrava 
33, 07 m. Pauline Hascup, USA, 26 Jun 26, Paterson 
35, 26 m. Lillian Copeland, USA,  31 Oct 26 
35, 55 m. Lillian Copeland, USA, 26 Jul 26, Pasadena 
38, 21 m. Lillian Copeland, USA, 26 Feb 27, Los Angeles 
37, 575 m. Guschi Hargus, GER, 12 Jun 27, Berlin 
38, 36 m. Guschi Hargus, GER, 30 Jun 28, Bremen 
38, 40 m. Elisabeth Schumann, GER, 28 Jul 28, Köln 
38, 39 m. Guschi Hargus, GER, 18 Aug 28, Berlin 
38, 585 m. Elisabeth Schumann, GER, 11 Aug 29, Kassel 
38, 87 m. Elisabeth Schumann, GER, 08 Sep 29, Duisburg 
39, 01 m. Thea Kurze, GER, 21 Jun 30, Hamburg 
40, 68 m. Babe Didrikson, USA, 04 Jul 30, Dallas 
40, 27 m. Ellen Braumüller, GER, 12 JUl 30, Berlin 
42, 32 m. Elisabeth Schumann, GER, 08 Aug 30, Praha 
42, 28 m. Elisabeth Schumann, GER, 02 Aug 31, Magdeburg 
44, 64 m. Elisabeth Schumann, GER, 12 Jun 32, Berlin


IAAF era:

46, 745 m. Nan Gindele, USA, 18 Jun 32, Chicago 
47, 80 m. Erika Matthes, GER, 17 Jul 38, Stuttgart 
47, 24 m. Annelie Steinheuer, GER, 21 Jun 42, Frankfurt 
48, 39 m. Lyudmila Anokina, URS, 15 Sep 45, Kiev 
48, 21 m. Herma Bauma, AUT, 29 Jun 47, Wien 
50, 27 m. Lyudmila Anokina, URS, 22 Sep 47, Moskva 
50, 32 m. Klavdiya Mayuchaya, URS, 23 Sep 47, Moskva 
48, 63 m. Herma Bauma, AUT, 12 Sep 48, Wien 
49, 59 m. Natalya Smirnitskaya, URS, 25 Jul 49, Moskva 
53, 41 m. Natalya Smirnitskaya, URS, 05 Aug 49, Moskva 
53, 56 m. Nadezhda Konyayeva, URS, 05 Feb 54, Leningrad 
55, 11 m. Nadezhda Konyayeva, URS, 22 May 54, Kiev 
55, 48 m. Nadezhda Konyayeva, URS, 06 Aug 54, Kiev 
55, 73 m. Dana Zátopková, TCH, 01 Jun 58, Praha 
57, 40 m. Anna Pazera, AUS, 24 Jul 58, Cardiff 
57, 49 m. Birute Zalogaityte/Kalediene, URS, 30 Oct 58, Tbilisi 
57, 92 m. Elvira Ozolina, URS, 03 May 60, Leselidze 
59, 55 m. Elvira Ozolina, URS, 04 Jun 60, Bucuresti 
59, 78 m. Elvira Ozolina, URS, 03 Jul 63, Moskva 
61, 38 m. Elvira Ozolina, URS, 27 Aug 64, Kiev 
62, 40 m. Yelena Gorchakova, URS, 16 Oct 64, Tokyo 
62, 70 m. Ewa Gryziecka, POL, 11 Jun 72 (17:46) Bucuresti 
65, 06 m. Ruth Fuchs, GDR, 11 Jun 72 (18:20) Potsdam 
66, 10 m. Ruth Fuchs, GDR, 07 Sep 73, Edinburgh 
67, 22 m. Ruth Fuchs, GDR, 03 Oct 74, Roma 
69, 12 m. Ruth Fuchs, GDR, 10 Jul 76, Berlin 
69, 32 m. Kate Schmidt, USA, 11 Sep 77, Fürth 
69, 52 m. Ruth Fuchs, GDR, 13 Jun 79, Dresden 
69, 96 m. Ruth Fuchs, GDR, 29 Apr 80, Split 
70, 08 m. Tatyana Biryulina, URS, 12 Jul 80, Podolsk 
71, 88 m. Antoaneta Todorova, BUL, 15 Aug 81, Zagreb 
72, 40 m. Tiina Lillak, FIN, 29 Jul 82, Helsinki 
74, 20 m. Sofia Sakorafa, GRE, 26 Sep 82, Khania 
74, 76 m. Tiina Lillak, FIN, 13 Jun 83, Tampere 
75, 26 m. Petra Felke, GDR, 04 Jun 85, Schwerin 
75, 40 m. Petra Felke, GDR, 04 Jun 85, Schwerin 
77, 44 m. Fatima Whitbread, GBR, 28 Aug 86, Stuttgart 
78, 90 m. Petra Felke, GDR, 29 Jul 87, Leipzig 
80, 00 m. Petra Felke/Meier, GDR, 09 Sep 88, Potsdam

New javelin - with the centre of gravity moved forward - was introduced from 1 April 1999: (refreshed in 2011. sept 2.)
67, 09 m. Mirela Manjani-Tzelili, GRE, 28 Aug 99, Sevilla 
68, 22 m. Trine Solberg-Hattestad, NOR, 30 Jun 00, Rome

68.38m    Sunette Viljoen, RSA, 2 Sept 2011, Dageu

68.76m   Christina Obergföll, 1 September 2011. Dageu
69, 48 m. Trine Solberg-Hattestad, NOR, 28 Jul 00, Oslo 
71, 54 m.  Osleidys Menendez, CUB, 01 Jul 01, Rethymno

 71, 58 m. Barbora Spotakova, CZE, 2 Sept 2011. Daegu

71, 70 m.  Osleidys Menendez, CUB, 14 Aug 05, Helsinki

71.99 m  Maria Abakumova, RUS, 2 september 2011, Dageu

72, 28 m. Barbora Spotakova, CZE, 13 Aug 08, Beijing

 

 

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