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Javelin Records

The javelin has been contested at the Olympics since 1908 for men and 1932 for women.

At the World Masters Athletics Champs, the event only became available to women from 1977.

Javelin design and weights have changed over time, resetting record marks periodically. In April 1986 the IAAF redesigned the men's javelin, shifting the centre of gravity and reducing the distance of throws. Modifications in design (using holes, rough paint or dimples to increase tail draft) were outlawed at the end of 1991 and related records reset.

Women's javelins underwent the same redesign in 1999, requiring the same resetting of records that the men went through in 1986.

The men start with a javelin weight of 800gm. This drops to 700gm at age 50, 600gm at age 60, 500gm at age 70 and 400gm from age 80.

Women start with a 600gm weight javelin.This drops to 500gm at age 50. Prior to 2014, this reduced to 400gm at age 60 but after 2014 World Masters specify the 400gm weight javelin to be introduced only at age 75.

Where Centre records are better performances than National or World records, this likely indicates that the athlete either failed to apply for the record within the application window or was unable to meet the stricter paperwork requirements. More recent records could still be in the processing stage at World or National level.

Note: Athletes move. Wellington records applicable to athletes registered to Wellington at time of performance. Island championship records applicable to athletes registered to that island at time of performance. NZ records applicable to athletes registered appropriately to NZMA at time of performance. Oceania championship records applicable to athletes registered to OMA at time of performance. World records quote national affiliation of athlete at time of performance.

Some of the South Island, NZMA, NZ and OMA records need to be replaced with newer records as they are marks set using the older, more advantageous, javelin implement.

  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
M35
800g
36.46

 H Smith
56.82

 Joe Bradley (1991)
45.02

Wayne Doyle (2000)
55.96

 Joe Bradley (1991)
60.02

Joe Bradley (1992)
52.34

Ezehiel Rangi SOL (2015)
92.80

Jan Zelezny CZE (2001)
M40
800g
41.04

T Jones
51.62

 Joe Bradley (1997)
47.96

M Stewart (1986)
55.10

Joe Bradley (1995)
66.55

D Brand (2008)
54.59

Joe Bradley NZL (1998)
85.92

 Jan Zelezny CZE (2006)
M45
800g
51.00

Robin Ball

Needs Updating - Old Javelin
60.97

D Brand (2008)
49.17

R Logchies (2002)
54.50

Joe Bradley (2000)
61.97

D Brand (2009)
52.26

 John Kay AUS (2008)
77.15

Peter Blank GER (2007)
M50
700g
53.24

Robin Ball
(1986)
59.38

Nigel Stainton (2013)
47.96

Arthur Grayburn (1980)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
50.91

 Joe Bradley (2005)
61.74

Nigel Stainton (2014)
52.44

Nigel Stainton NZL (2012)
76.16

 Roald Bradstock GBR (2012)
M55
700g
39.36

Vic Marks
50.21

 Joe Bradley (2008)
44.70

Arthur Grayburn (1982)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
49.51

 Joe Bradley (2009)
51.40

Nigel Stainton (2017)
51.44

 Bob Banens AUS (2006)
66.11

 Michael Brown USA (2010)
M60
600g
40.20

Vic Marks
43.90

 Joe Bradley (2013)
46.28

Arthur Grayburn (1987)
45.54

 Arthur Grayburn (1989)
48.96

Arthur Grayburn (1987)
48.74

 Bob Banens AUS (2010)
62.47

 Esa Kiuru FIN (2007)
M65
600g
34.98

Fred Goodall
40.11

 Laurie Malcolmson (2014)
42.54

 Arthur Grayburn (1994)
45.74

Arthur Grayburn (1993)
46.94

Arthur Grayburn (1994)
40.02

Tom Hancock AUS (2002)
58.58

Esa Kiuru FIN (2012)
M70
500g
37.08

Fred Goodall (2008)
33.69

Dave Scratton (1989)
37.17

Arthur Grayburn (1998)
36.94

Arthur Grayburn (1997)
38.93

Arthur Grayburn (1998)
36.51

Guy Quartermain AUS (2012)
53.09

Kauko Tuisko FIN (2014)
M75
500g
27.10

Jim Blair (2007)
32.43

 Ron Johnson (2008)
28.28

Arthur Grayburn (2002)
28.74

 Ron Johnson (2011)

30.83

 Ron Johnson (2009
)

33.56

Arthur Grayburn (2002)
29.97

 Aivars Pavulins AUS (2000)
46.45

Paavo Niemala FIN (2011)
M80
400g
22.76

 Jim Blair (2011)
28.98

Ron Johnson (2012)
23.27

Bill Newton (2011)
30.59

 Bill Stannius (2009)
31.59

Ron Johnson (2014)
26.51

 Dave Scratton NZL (2000)
42.72

Lothar Huchthausen GER (2015)
M85
400g
22.92

Jim Blair (2016)
19.95

 Dave Scratton (2004)
19.20

N Hawke (1996)
18.70

Dave Scratton (2006)
22.92

Jim Blair (2016)
21.69

Maurice Dauphinet AUS (2012)
35.64

William Platts USA (2013)
M90
400g
no record 7.80

Frank Cox (2002)
no record 6.65

Frank Cox (2002)
11.47

Dave Scratton (2010)
10.22

Max McKay AUS (2014)
23.87

Helge Lonnroth FIN (2007)
M95
400g
no record no record no record no record no record no record 20.80

Trent Lane USA (2005)
M100
400g
no record no record no record no record no record no record 12.42

 Takashi Shimokawara JPN (2007)
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
W35
600g
27.11

Nicole Macquet (2013)
30.73

S Jones (2007)
39.78

S Mene (1987)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
36.50

S Mene (1987)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
39.78

S Mene (1987)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
38.09

Jayne Hardy AUS (2002)
68.34

 Steffi Nerius GER (2008)
W40
600g
24.33

Nicole Macquet (2016)
31.30

C Browne (2009)
31.66

J Senior (1987)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
33.54

J Cooper (1997)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
37.67

Lyn Osmers (2002)
38.65

Jayne Hardy AUS (2006)
61.23

Felicia Moldovan ROU (2008)
W45
600g
21.58

E Teahan
27.39

Veronica Romagnoli (2015)
25.56

J Senior (1993)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
29.76

 Lyn Osmers (2010)
30.22

Jill Evans (1999)
37.01

Jayne Hardy AUS (2010)
50.47

Elisabeth Wallander SWE (2005)
W50
500g
16.83

Petra Stoeveken (2015)
29.19

 Jill Evans (1999)
25.60

Lois Anderson (1996)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
30.58

Lyn Osmers (2014)
33.36

 Lyn Osmers (2014)
29.32

Jill Evans NZL (2000)
47.14

Genowefa Patla POL (2015)
W55
500g
no record 26.92

Jill Evans (2004)
23.54

Barbara Bird (1996)
Needs Updating - Old Javelin
29.80

 Lyn Osmers (2016)
29.80

 Lyn Osmers (2016)
37.90

Mary Thomas AUS (2000)
44.44

Natasa Bezjak SLO (2002)
W60
500g
no record 16.73

Elizabeth Hamilton (2015)
20.81

Barbara Bird (2004)
19.15

 Elizabeth Hamilton (2015)
19.15

Elizabeth Hamilton (2015)
21.72

Wilma Perkins AUS (2014)
37.50

Linda Cohn USA (2014)
W65
500g
no record 17.48

Barbara Austin (2014)
15.71

Noni Callander (2014)
19.39

J Evans (2017)
19.39

J Evans (2017)
24.51

 Wilma Perkins AUS (2015)
32.02

Weia Reinboud NED (2016)
W70
500g
no record 17.73

Barbara Austin (2015)
12.75

Lois Anderson (2016)
17.51

 Barbara Austin (2015)
17.73

 Barbara Austin (2015)
21.51

 Mary Thomas AUS (2015)
27.78

Carol Frost USA (2015)
W75
400g
14.30

Colleena Blair (2006)
19.36

Wini Pepene (2005)
13.59

 Glen Watts (2015)
19.67

 Wini Pepene (2006)
19.67

Wini Pepene (2006)
19.78

 Heather Doherty AUS (2008)
29.92

Evaun Williams GBR (2013)
W80
400g
8.86

Colleena Blair (2011)
15.90

Wini Pepene (2010)
7.81

 Iris Bishop (2015)
15.19

Wini Pepene (2011)
16.45

 Wini Pepene (2011)
19.45

Heather Doherty AUS (2014)
21.83

Rachel Hanssens BEL (2010)
W85
400g
no record 9.39

Pauline Purser (2008)
7.83

R Smith (2006)
8.81

A Williams (2012)
9.04

Pauline Purser (2007)
8.60

 Pauline Purser NZL (2008)
18.96

Rachel Hanssens BEL (2014)
W90
400g
no record 7.77

Pauline Purser (2012)
no record 7.16

 Pauline Purser (2013)
7.77

Pauline Purser (2012)
10.09

Ruth Frith AUS (2002)
13.54

Olga Kotelko CAN (2009)
W95
400g
no record no record no record no record no record 7.98

Ruth Frith AUS (2004)
11.24

 Olga Kotelko CAN (2014)
W100
400g
no record no record no record no record no record no record 6.43

Ruth Frith AUS (2009)
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World

World Records from World Masters Athletics as at 31 December 2016.

Oceania Championship Records from Oceania Athletics as at 7 December 2015.

NZ Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at April 2017.

NZMA Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at March 2017.

South Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at December 2016.

North Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at January 2016.

Wellington Records as at 14 August 2017.


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Last Updated 17 October 2017