spear approximately 2.5 metres in length
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.
Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway who threw 90.57 meters (297 feet, 1 3/4 inches) at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
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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.