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World Record Progression, men Javelin Throw

A. Officially ratified by IAAF

Present Javelin (officially from 18.11.1991)

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

B. Statistically valid but never ratified for various reasons

81, 29 m. Bud Held, USA, 21 May 1955, Modesto

81, 29 m. Bill Miller, USA, 21 Aug 1954, Pasadena

68, 55 m. Jonni Myyrä, FIN, 27 Sep 1925, Richmond, Va.

67, 31 m Gunnar Lindström, SWE, 20 Sep 1925, Oslo

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

New Javelin (officially from 01.04.1986)

84, 76 m. Klaus Tafelmeier, FRG, 27 Aug 1986, Stuttgart

85, 38 m. Tom Petranoff, USA, 07 Jul 1986, Helsinki

83, 68 m. Viktor Yevsyukov, URS, 08 Jun 1986, St.Petersburg

82, 24 m. Klaus Tafelmeier, GER, 07 Jun 1986, Hannover

81, 74 m. Roald Bradstock, GBR, 03 May 1986, Tucson

78, 64 m. Roald Bradstock, GBR, 03 May 1986, Tucson

79, 86 m. Brian Crouser, 27 Mar 1986, USA Papeete

78, 62 m. Klaus Tafelmeier, FRG, 14 Sep 1985, London

Present Javelin

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

C. Unofficial progression before IAAF

61.45 Juho Saaristo, FIN, 25 May 1912, Helsinki

58.27 Eric Lemming, SWE, 10 Sep 1911, Lindkoping

57.98 Mir Krczin, HUN, 1910, Budapest

53.90 Eric Lemming, SWE, 26 Apr 1906, Athens

53.79 Eric Lemming, SWE, 31 May 1903, Stockholm

51.95 Eric Lemming, SWE, 07 Sep 1902, Goteborg

50.70 Hannes Karlsson, FIN, 01 Jul 1900, Teisko

49.32 Eric Lemming, SWE, 18 Jun 1899, Goteborg

45.50 Valter Norin, FIN, 29 Sep 1895, Turku

42.95 Harald Andersson-Arbin, SWE, 10 Sep 1894, Goteborg

42.82 Axel Lindblad, SWE, 19 Aug 1894, Stockholm

40.81 Ture Arn, SWE, 17 Jul 1894, Stockholm

40.38 Axel Lindblad, SWE, 22 May 1892, Stockholm

38.96 Hjalmar Fellman, FIN, 27 Sep 1890, Helsinki

35.81 Adolf Wigert SWE Stockholm Sep 05, 1886

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