World Record Progression of Javelin Throw

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
98.48 Jan ŽELEZNÝ 16 JUN 1966 CZE CZE Jena (GER) 25 MAY 1996
95.66 Jan ŽELEZNÝ 16 JUN 1966 CZE CZE Sheffield (GBR) 29 AUG 1993
95.54 Jan ŽELEZNÝ 16 JUN 1966 CZE CZE Pietersburg (RSA) 06 APR 1993
91.46 Steve BACKLEY 12 FEB 1969 GBR GBR Auckland (NZL) 25 JAN 1992
89.58 Steve BACKLEY 12 FEB 1969 GBR GBR Stockholm (SWE) 02 JUL 1990
89.10 Patrik BODÉN 30 JUN 1967 SWE SWE Austin, TX (USA) 24 MAR 1990
87.66 Jan ŽELEZNÝ 16 JUN 1966 TCH TCH Nitra (TCH) 31 MAY 1987
85.74 Klaus TAFELMEIER 12 MAY 1958 FRG FRG Como (ITA) 21 SEP 1986
104.80 (o) (i) Uwe HOHN 16 JUL 1962 GDR GDR Berlin (GDR) 20 JUL 1984
99.72 (o) (i) Tom PETRANOFF 08 APR 1958 USA USA Westwood, CA (USA) 15 MAY 1983
96.72 (o) (i) Ferenc PARAGI 21 AUG 1953 HUN HUN Tata (HUN) 23 APR 1980
94.58 (o) (i) Miklós NÉMETH 23 OCT 1946 HUN HUN Olympic Stadium, Montreal (CAN) 26 JUL 1976
94.08 (o) (i) Klaus WOLFERMANN 31 MAR 1946 FRG FRG Leverkusen (GER) 05 MAY 1973
93.80 (o) (i) Jänis LUSIS 19 MAY 1939 URS URS Stockholm (SWE) 06 JUL 1972
92.70 (o) (i) Jorma KINNUNEN 15 DEC 1941 FIN FIN Tampere (FIN) 18 JUN 1969
91.98 (o) (i) Jänis LUSIS 19 MAY 1939 URS URS Saarijärvi (FIN) 23 JUN 1968
91.72 (o) (i) Terje PEDERSEN 09 FEB 1943 NOR NOR Oslo (NOR) 02 SEP 1964
87.12 (o) (i) Terje PEDERSEN 09 FEB 1943 NOR NOR Oslo (NOR) 01 JUL 1964
86.74 (o) (i) Carlo LIEVORE 10 NOV 1937 ITA ITA Milano (ITA) 01 JUN 1961
86.04 (o) (i) Al CANTELLO 09 JUN 1931 USA USA Compton, CA (USA) 05 JUN 1959
85.71 (o) (i) Egil DANIELSEN 09 NOV 1933 NOR NOR Cricket Ground, Melbourne (AUS) 25 NOV 1956
83.66 (o) (i) Janusz SIDLO 19 JUN 1933 POL POL Milano (ITA) 30 JUN 1956
83.56 (o) (i) Soini NIKKINEN 19 JUL 1923 FIN FIN Kuhmoinen (FIN) 24 JUN 1956
81.75 (o) (i) Bud HELD 25 OCT 1927 USA USA Modesto, CA (USA) 21 MAY 1955
80.41 (o) (i) Bud HELD 25 OCT 1927 USA USA Pasadena, CA (USA) 08 AUG 1953
78.70 (o) (i) Yrjö NIKKANEN 31 DEC 1914 FIN FIN Kotka (FIN) 16 OCT 1938
77.87 (o) (i) Yrjö NIKKANEN 31 DEC 1914 FIN FIN Karhula (FIN) 25 AUG 1938
77.23 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 18 JUN 1936
76.66 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Torino (ITA) 07 SEP 1934
76.10 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 15 JUN 1933
74.61 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Vaasa (FIN) 07 JUN 1933
74.28 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Mikkeli (FIN) 25 MAY 1933
74.02 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Turku (FIN) 27 JUN 1932
72.93 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Viipuri (FIN) 14 SEP 1930
71.88 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Vaasa (FIN) 30 AUG 1930
71.70 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Tampere (FIN) 17 AUG 1930
71.57 (o) (i) Matti JÄRVINEN 18 FEB 1909 FIN FIN Viipuri (FIN) 08 AUG 1930
71.01 (o) (i) Erik LUNDQVIST 29 JUN 1908 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 15 AUG 1928
69.88 (o) (i) Eino PENTTILÄ 27 AUG 1906 FIN FIN Viipuri (FIN) 08 OCT 1927
66.62 (o) (i) Gunnar LINDSTRÖM 11 FEB 1896 SWE SWE Eksjö (SWE) 12 OCT 1924
66.10 (o) (i) Jonni MYYRÄ 13 JUL 1892 FIN FIN Stockholm (SWE) 25 AUG 1919
62.32 (o) (i) Eric LEMMING 22 FEB 1880 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 29 SEP 1912

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.

(o) - With old javelin specification used before 1986