Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
#9 Athletics Javelin Throw
Sydney 2000
Games Results Sport Event
Sydney 2000
#1
Athletics Javelin Throw
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#1
Athletics Javelin Throw
Barcelona 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Barcelona 1992
#1
Athletics Javelin Throw
Seoul 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988
#2
Athletics Javelin Throw

Jan ŽELEZNÝ

Czech Republic
Athletics
Height
185 cm / 6'1''
Weight
86 kg / 189 pounds
Gender
Male

Number of medals

4 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

5 Olympic Games

Jan ŽELEZNÝ biography

Jan Železný is considered the greatest javelin thrower in track & field history. At the 1988 Olympic Games, he narrowly missed winning the gold medal, settling for silver. But he has since won the gold medal at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympic Games. He was also World Champion with the javelin in 1993, 1995 and 2001. Although the javelin specifications have changed twice during his career, he can claim six world records with the various spears. In December 1999, Železný was elected a member of the IOC as an athlete member, having previously been a member of the Athletes' Commission.

Personal Best: JT – 98.48 (1996).

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