2019 Doha Diary: Facts & Figures, Women's Javelin Throw...


cec3fe7d-945c-421c-b2ed-ee14e7ea1bff.jpgThis is fact and figures from IAAF on the women's javelin tonight.

Facts and Figures

Women's Javelin Throw

Tuesday 1 October

WCH all-times top-performers (new javelin):

71.70 Osleidys Menendez (CUB) Helsinki 2005 Gold

71.58 Barbora Spotakova (CZE) Daegu 2011 Gold

70.03 Christina Obergföll (GER) Helsinki 2005 Silver

WCH all-times top-performers (old Javelin until 1999)

76.64 Fatima Whitbread (GBR) Rome 1987 Gold

71.76 Petra Felke (GDR) Rome 1987 Silver

70.82 Tina Lilak (FIN) Helsinki 1983 Gold

Shortest winning distance:

66.52 Mirela Manjani (GRE) 2003

Biggest margin of victory:

4.88m (old javelin) Fatima Whitbread (GBR) versus Petra Felke-Meier (GDR) 1987

3.75m (new javelin) Osleidys Menendez (CUB) versus Mirela Tzelili (GRE) 2001

Smallest margin of victory:

10cm (old javelin) Xu Demei (CHN) versus Petra Felke-Meier (GDR) 1991

51cm (new javelin) Barbora Spotakova versus Li Lingwei (CHN) 2017

Multiple winners:

Barbora Spotakova (CZE) 2007, 2011, 2017

Osleidys Menendez (CUB) 2001, 2005

Mirela Tzelili-Manjani (GRE) 1999, 2003

Trine Hattestad (NOR) 1993, 1997

Most medals by country:

15 Germany (3g-5s-7b)

5 Greece (2g-1s-1b)

4 Czech Republic (3g-1b)

China (1g-2s-1b)

Interesting to know:

  • 71.58 by Barbora Spotakova (CZE) has the longest throw in Asia (Daegu, 2 September 2011)
  • 67.33 by Barbora Spotakova (CZE) has the longest throw in Doha (14 May 2010)
  • 65.87 by Sonia Bisset (CUB) has the longest throw in October (Doha, 5 October 2000).
  • 69.09m by Maria Abakumova (RUS) has the longest throw in qualification round since Moscow 2013. 67.27m by Huihui Lyu is the longest one in Doha 2019.
  • 62.26m by Anete Kocina (LAT) in London 2017 is the longest non-qualified for final throw at World Championships. 60.84 by Haruka Kitaguchi (JPN) is the longest one in Doha 2019.
  • None nation has managed to sweep all three medals in this event at World Championships.
  • Throwers from the same team have never have managed to win men's and women's javelin at the same world championships.
  • First attempt is the most powerful in finals. Five times World champions acieved their winning result with their first attempt.
  • Only German and Cuban javelin throwers have managed to get more than one medal in women's Javelin at the same WCH (Christina Obergföll 2nd and Steffi Nerius 3rd GER in both Helsinki 2005 and Osaka 2007, Osleidys Menendez 1st and Sonia Bisset 3rd CUB in Edmonton 2001, Petra Meier 2nd and Silke Renk 3rd GER in Tokyo 1991).
  • If Barbora Spotakova (CZE) wins bronze or Huihui Lyu (CHN) wins, they will be the first with a completed set of medals in this event.
  • If Huihui Lyu wins, it will be the first victory for Chinese and Asian athletes since Xu Demei (CHN) took the gold in Tokyo 1991 with 68.78m.
  • Slovenia, Inia, USA and Croatia never won medals in this event. Can they do it Doha 2019?


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