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July 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia regained the world javelin record with a throw of 310 feet 10 inches at the Bislett Games Grand Prix track and field meet Saturday at Oslo. Zelezny, who set a world record of 294-2 at Oslo two years ago, broke the record in the sixth and last round. Zelezny, competing for only the third time this year because of a back injury, bettered the previous record of 300-1, set by Steve Backley of Britain on Jan. 25 at Auckland, New Zealand.
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July 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jan Zelezny's world-record javelin throw of 310 feet 10 inches should make him the overwhelming favorite for the Olympic gold medal. In Barcelona, though, Zelezny will have to throw with a different model javelin than he used Saturday in the record-breaking toss at Oslo.
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July 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jan Zelezny's world-record javelin throw of 310 feet 10 inches should make him the overwhelming favorite for the Olympic gold medal. In Barcelona, though, Zelezny will have to throw with a different model javelin than he used Saturday in the record-breaking toss at Oslo.
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July 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia regained the world javelin record with a throw of 310 feet 10 inches at the Bislett Games Grand Prix track and field meet Saturday at Oslo. Zelezny, who set a world record of 294-2 at Oslo two years ago, broke the record in the sixth and last round. Zelezny, competing for only the third time this year because of a back injury, bettered the previous record of 300-1, set by Steve Backley of Britain on Jan. 25 at Auckland, New Zealand.
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July 15, 1990
Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia broke the world record in the javelin with a throw of 294 feet 2 inches Saturday night in the Bislett Games at Oslo, Norway. On his final throw, Zelezny broke the record of 293-11 set by Steve Backley of England 12 days earlier. Zelezny recently recovered from a back injury that sidelined him for four months earlier this year.
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April 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Olympic champion Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic set a world record in the javelin Tuesday with a throw of 313 feet 5 1/2 inches. His effort broke Briton Steve Backley's record by more than 13 feet. Zelezny set the mark on his first throw at the Sanlam Super Athletics Meet in Pietersburg, South Africa.
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July 15, 1990
Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia broke the world record in the javelin with a throw of 294 feet 2 inches Saturday night in the Bislett Games at Oslo, Norway. On his final throw, Zelezny broke the record of 293-11 set by Steve Backley of England 12 days earlier. Zelezny recently recovered from a back injury that sidelined him for four months earlier this year.
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February 8, 1990 | From Times wire services
Steve Backley of Britain won the javelin throw at the NEC International track and field meet at Olympic Park today but failed in his attempt to break the world record. Backley, who won the gold medal at last week's Commonwealth Games, threw 279 feet, 9 inches, well short of the world record of 287-7 held by Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia. New Zealand's John Walker, who fell in the 1,500-meter final at the Commonwealth Games, won the 3,000 meters with a time of 7:51.31.
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