2021 Men’s Javelin World Rankings

Johannes Vetter averaged a massive 295-4 (90.02) in his 16 wins. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI)

LIST LEADER JOHANNES VETTER picked a bad day at the office, his only loss coming at the Olympics (on a runway that he and some other top throwers criticized mightily). So mighty was the rest of his season, however, that there was no doubt about giving him No. 1. He produced the year’s 14 farthest throws, topped by No. 3 ever, 315-11 (96.29)…

OLYMPIC CHAMP NEERAJ CHOPRA had a short season (only 6 meets compared to Vetter’s 17) but lost only one of them and retained the best case for No. 2…

THE U.S. DROUGHT CONTINUED, no American having scored since Breaux Greer was No. 3 in ’07… OT runner-up Michael Shuey became only the fourth American ever to crack the 280-foot barrier.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. JOHANNES VETTER (Germany) (3/26/93, 6-2/231) (1.88/105)
87.27 | 286-4 1)Offenburg 2/07
91.50 | 300-2 1)Offenburg 4/24
91.12 | 298-11 1)Euro Throws Cup 5/08
94.20 | 309-1 1)Ostrava CT 5/19
93.20 | 305-9 1)Dessau 5/21
96.29 | 315-11 1)Euro Teams 5/29
93.59 | 307-0 1)Kuortane 6/26
92.14 | 302-3 1)Lucerne 6/29
85.25 | 279-8 1)Gateshead2 DL 7/13
86.48 | 283-9 1)Thum 7/16
82.52 | 270-9 9)Olympic Games 8/07 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Vesely; 4. Weber; 5. Nadeem;
6. Katkavets; 7. Mardare; 8. Etelatalo
(85.64q)
86.17 | 282-8 1)Offenburg 8/15
88.54 | 290-6 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
87.20 | 286-1 1)Paris DL 8/28
89.60 | 293-11 1)Chorzów CT 9/05
89.11 | 292-4 1)Zürich DL 9/09
88.76 | 291-2 1)Berlin CT 9/12
2. NEERAJ CHOPRA (India) (12/24/97, 6-½/176) (1.84/80)
88.07 | 288-11 1)Patiala 3/05
87.80 | 288-1 1)Patiala 3/17
83.18 | 272-11 1)Lisbon 6/10
80.96 | 265-7 1)Karlstad 6/22
86.79 | 284-9 3)Kuortane 6/26 1. Vetter; 2. Walcott
87.58 | 287-4 1)Olympic Games 8/07
(86.65q)
3. JAKUB VADLEJCH (Czech Republic) (10/10/90, 6-2¾/205) (1.90/93)
78.90 | 258-10 4)Potchefstroom 3/16 1. Dean; 2. Abdelrahman
82.31 | 270-0 4)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Vetter; 2. Peters; 3. Walcott
82.04 | 269-2 1)CzR Ch 6/27
80.85 | 265-3 4)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Vetter; 2. Walcott; 3. Weber
86.67 | 284-4 2)Olympic Games 8/07 1. Chopra
(84.93q)
84.28 | 276-6 1)Ústi Nad Orlicí 8/18
85.73 | 281-3 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Vetter
85.17 | 279-5 4)Paris DL 8/28 1. Vetter; 2. Peters; 3. Mardare
85.22 | 279-7 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Vetter; 2. Weber
4. JULIAN WEBER (Germany) (8/29/94, 6-2¾/207) (1.90/94)
83.04 | 272-5 1)Halle 5/15
84.51 | 277-3 2)Dessau 5/21 1. Vetter
80.33 | 263-6 1)Ger Ch 6/05
82.65 | 271-2 1)Madrid 6/19
84.95 | 278-8 3)Lucerne 6/29 1. Vetter; 2. Walcott
81.07 | 265-11 3)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Vetter; 2. Walcott
85.30 | 279-10 4)Olympic Games 8/07 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Vesely
(84.41q)
80.40 | 263-9 7)Paris DL 8/28 1. Vetter; 2. Peters; 3. Mardare; 4. Vadlejch; 5. Katkavets;
6. Vesely
87.03 | 285-6 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Vetter
81.35 | 266-10 4)Berlin 9/12 1. Vetter; 2. Mardare; 3. Katkavets
5. ANDRIAN MARDARE (Moldova) (6/20/95, 6-4¼/203) (1.94/92)
86.66 | 284-4 2)Euro Throws Cup 5/08 1. Vetter
82.99 | 272-3 3)Dessau 5/21 1. Vetter; 2. Weber
85.28 | 279-9 1)Mol Ch 5/29
84.54 | 277-4 1)Serravalle 6/05
83.82 | 275-0 1)Kladno 6/15
82.57 | 270-10 1)Limassol 6/20
83.30 | 273-3 7)Olympic Games 8/07 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Vesely; 4. Weber; 5. Nadeem;
6. Katkavets
(82.70q)
82.61 | 271-0 4)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Vetter; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Peters
85.43 | 280-3 3)Paris DL 8/28 1. Vetter; 2. Peters
84.98 | 278-10 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Vetter; 2. Weber; 3. Vadlejch
84.44 | 277-0 2)Berlin 9/12 1. Vetter
6. MARCIN KRUKOWSKI (Poland) (6/14/92, 5-11½/203) (1.82/92)
79.61 | 261-2 1)Warsaw 5/15
82.61 | 271-0 1)Gateshead1 DL 5/23
85.12 | 279-3 2)Euro Teams 5/29 1. Vetter
89.55 | 293-9 1)Turku CT 6/08
86.52 | 283-10 1)Orimattila 6/15
83.86 | 275-1 1)Pol Ch 6/24
74.65 | 244-11 nq)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Vesely; 4. Weber; 5. Nadeem;
6. Katkavets; 7. Mardare; 8. Etelatalo; 9. Vetter; 10. Mialeshka;
11. Amb; 12. Novac
4f )Rumia 9/11 1. Mrzyglod
7. ANDERSON PETERS (Grenada) (10/21/97, 6-1½/185) (1.87/84)
82.51 | 270-8 1)Texas R 3/25
80.54 | 264-3 1)Starkville 3/27
82.72 | 271-5 1)Eugene 4/24
83.39 | 273-7 2)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Vetter
75.65 | 248-2 4)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Krukowski; 2. Walcott; 3. Amb
82.81 | 271-8 1)Šamorín 6/02
80.01 | 262-6 7)Turku CT 6/08 1. Krukowski; 2. Walcott; 3. van Rooyen; 4. Matusevicius; 5. Helander;
6. Etelatalo
81.73 | 268-1 3)Madrid 6/19 1. Weber; 2. Jainaga
83.46 | 273-10 4)Kuortane 6/26 1. Vetter; 2. Walcott; 3. Chopra
80.59 | 264-5 5)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Vetter; 2. Walcott; 3. Weber; 4. Vadlejch
80.42 | 263-10 nq)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Vesely; 4. Weber; 5. Nadeem;
6. Katkavets; 7. Mardare; 8. Etelatalo; 9. Vetter; 10. Mialeshka;
11. Amb; 12. Novac
85.85 | 281-8 2)Offenburg 8/15 1. Vetter
78.57 | 257-9 3)Ústi Nad Orlicí 8/18 1. Vadlejch; 2. Vesely
84.32 | 276-8 3)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Vetter; 2. Vadlejch
85.98 | 282-1 2)Paris DL 8/28 1. Vetter
83.61 | 274-3 2)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Vetter
81.65 | 267-10 5)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Vetter; 2. Weber; 3. Vadlejch; 4. Mardare
80.51 | 264-1 5)Berlin 9/12 1. Vetter; 2. Mardare; 3. Katkavets; 4. Weber
8. VÍTĚZSLAV VESELÝ (Czech Republic) (2/27/83, 6-1¼/207) (1.86/94)
75.12 | 246-5 6)Potchefstroom 3/16 1. Dean; 2. Abdelrahman; 3. Kuusela; 4. Vadlejch; 5. Grobler
75.08 | 246-4 4)Roodeport 3/30 1. Grobler; 2. Van Rensburg; 3. Kuusela
75.73 | 248-5 9)Euro Throws Cup 5/08 1. Vetter; 2. Mardare;3. Mialeshka; 4. Katkavets; 5. Quijera;
6. Mrzyglod; 7. Jainaga; 8. Novac
78.52 | 257-7 5)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Vetter; 2. Peters; 3. Walcott; 4. Vadlejch
82.38 | 270-3 2)Šamorín 6/02 1. Peters
82.63 | 271-1 3)Prague 6/07 1. Mialeshka; 2. Katkavets
81.30 | 266-9 2)Kladno 6/15 1. Mardare
78.50 | 257-6 2)Cluj-Napolca 6/20 1. Etelatalo
81.38 | 267-0 2)CzR Ch 6/27 1. Vadlejch
85.44 | 280-4 3)Olympic Games 8/07 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch
(83.04q)
83.25 | 273-1 2)Ústí Nad Orlicí 8/18 1. Vadlejch
81.19 | 266-4 5)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Vetter; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Peters; 4. Mardare
80.73 | 264-10 6)Paris DL 8/28 1. Vetter; 2. Peters; 3. Mardare; 4. Vadlejch; 5. Katkavets
81.06 | 265-11 4)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Vetter; 2. Peters; 3. Katkavets
9. KESHORN WALCOTT (Trinidad) (4/2/93, 6-2/198) (1.88/90)
81.87 | 268-7 1)Bacolet 4/11
82.75 | 271-6 3)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Vetter; 2. Peters
77.78 | 255-2 2)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Krukowski
81.26 | 266-7 1)Almada 6/03
82.84 | 271-9 2)Turku CT 6/08 1. Krukowski
89.12 | 292-5 2)Kuortane 6/26 1. Vetter
85.16 | 279-5 2)Lucerne 6/29 1. Vetter
82.81 | 271-8 2)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Vetter
79.33 | 260-3 nq)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Vesely; 4. Weber; 5. Nadeem;
6. Katkavets; 7. Mardare; 8. Etelatalo; 9. Vetter; 10. Mialeshka;
11. Amb; 12. Novac
10. ALIAKSEI KATKAVETS (Belarus) (6/7/98, 6-1¼/187) (1.86/85)
81.26 | 266-7 2)Minsk 2/10 1. Mialeshka
85.10 | 279-2 1)Brest 4/29
82.01 | 269-0 4)Euro Throws Cup 5/08 1. Vetter; 2. Mardare; 3. Mialeshka
81.80 | 268-4 2)Brest 6/01 1. Mialeshka
82.91 | 272-0 2)Prague 6/07 1. Mialeshka
80.90 | 265-5 2)Brno 6/13 1. Mialeshka
79.02 | 259-3 4)Kladno 6/15 1. Mardare; 2. Vesely; 3. Grobler
80.71 | 264-9 1)Blr Ch 6/25
83.71 | 274-7 6)Olympic Games 8/07 1. Chopra; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Vesely; 4. Weber; 5. Nadeem
(82.72q)
81.29 | 266-8 1)Budapest 8/24
80.76 | 264-11 7)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Vetter; 2. Vadlejch; 3. Peters; 4. Mardare; 5. Vesely;
6. Mialeshka
82.40 | 270-4 5)Paris DL 8/28 1. Vetter; 2. Peters; 3. Mardare; 4. Vadlejch
83.35 | 273-5 3)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Vetter; 2. Peters
83.10 | 272-8 3)Berlin ` 9/12 1. Vetter; 2. Mardare
82.65 | 271-2 1)Nairobi CT 9/18

U.S. RANKINGS
1. Curtis Thompson (unattached) 6. Denham Patricelli (unattached)
3)Texas R, 1)Olympic Trials, nq)Olympic Games 6)Tucson, 5)Prairie View, 5)Olympic Trials
2. Michael Shuey (Velaasa/New York AC) 7. Sam Hardin (unattached)
2)Texas R, 2)Olympic Trials, nq)Olympic Games 5)Eugene, 7)Olympic Trials, 5)JavFest
3. Riley Dolezal (Velaasa) 8. Tzuriel Pedigo (LSU)
2)Eugene, 2)Chula Vista, 3)Olympic Trials 4)SEC, 1)NCAA, 8)Olympic Trials
4. Marc Anthony Minichello (unattached) 9. Ethan Shalaway (unattached)
5)Tucson, 1)Prairie View, 4)Olympic Trials 3)Tucson, 10)Olympic Trials, 4)JavFest
5. Capers Williamson (unattached) 10. Zach Holland (Umpqua JC)
4)Prairie View, 6)Olympic Trials, 3)JavFest 1)Oregon R, 6)Tucson, 9)Olympic Trials

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