Osleidys Menéndez of Cuba won the gold medal and set the Olympic record in women's javelin at the 2004 Games in Athens.
Mens:Based on the original standards, Uwe Hohn of Berlin has the record with 104.80 meters.After the introduction of the new standards, Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia has the world record with a throw of 98.48 meters. Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway, has the current Olympic Record at 90.57 meters.Womens:Based on the original standards, Petra Falk of Germany has the record with 80.00 meters. After the introduction of the new standards, Barbora Spotakova of Czechoslovakia has the world record with a throw of 72.28 meters. Osleidys Menendez of Cuba has the current Olympic Record with 71.52 meters.
The men's Olympic javelin throw record is 98.48 feet. Jan Zelezny from Czech Republic has held this record since May 25, 1996.
The Olympic record for the javelin throw is 203.78 feet. It was accomplished by Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, August 23, 2008.
As of May 2014, Jan _elezn_ is still the current Olympic record holder for the men's javelin. He became the record holder in April 1986.
The Olympic record in the women's javelin is held by Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic with a throw of 72.28 meters (237 feet, 1 2/3 inches) in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
The Who_holds_the_men's_world_record_in_the_javelin_throwworld record in the javelin throw is held by Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic who threw the javelin 98.48 meters in 1996.Olympic 2012 Coinsroyalmint.com/2012Read more: Who_holds_the_men's_world_record_in_the_javelin_throw
spear approximately 2.5 metres in length