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January 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Backley of England broke his world record of 293 feet in the javelin with a toss of 300 feet at Auckland, New Zealand.
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January 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Backley of England broke his world record of 293 feet in the javelin with a toss of 300 feet at Auckland, New Zealand.
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July 21, 1990 | Associated Press
Britain's Steve Backley took back the world javelin record Friday with a throw more than four feet farther than the previous record. Backley's heave of 298 feet 6 inches was the first to break the 90-meter mark of 295-3. Less than a week ago, Czechoslovakia's Jan Zelezny eclipsed Backley's world record with a throw of 294-2 in Oslo. "I always said that he had borrowed the record from me," Backley said. Zelezny's best effort Friday was 281-7.
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August 27, 1990 | From Agence-France Press
Britain's Steve Backley, the first man to throw a javelin more than 90 meters, found out Sunday that he still has not officially done so. International officials have ruled that the controversial Nemeth javelin the 21-year-old Backley used when setting the world record of 90.98 meters (296 feets 6 inches) at Crystal Palace in London on July 20 is illegal. The only consolation for Backley is that he will still be world record holder, because he had a throw of 89.
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July 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
Steve Backley of Britain broke the world javelin record with a throw of 293 feet 11 inches in the DN Galan Grand Prix track and field meet Monday. Backley made what he called a perfect toss in the first round of the competition. Patrik Boden of Sweden, who also was competing, set the previous mark of 292-4 in March at Austin, Tex. "I'm a very happy man," Backley said. "I just cracked it. I didn't feel it leave my hand. "There were no vibrations on the javelin. It was a perfect throw.
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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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August 27, 1990 | From Agence-France Press
Britain's Steve Backley, the first man to throw a javelin more than 90 meters, found out Sunday that he still has not officially done so. International officials have ruled that the controversial Nemeth javelin the 21-year-old Backley used when setting the world record of 90.98 meters (296 feets 6 inches) at Crystal Palace in London on July 20 is illegal. The only consolation for Backley is that he will still be world record holder, because he had a throw of 89.
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July 21, 1990 | Associated Press
Britain's Steve Backley took back the world javelin record Friday with a throw more than four feet farther than the previous record. Backley's heave of 298 feet 6 inches was the first to break the 90-meter mark of 295-3. Less than a week ago, Czechoslovakia's Jan Zelezny eclipsed Backley's world record with a throw of 294-2 in Oslo. "I always said that he had borrowed the record from me," Backley said. Zelezny's best effort Friday was 281-7.
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July 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
Steve Backley of Britain broke the world javelin record with a throw of 293 feet 11 inches in the DN Galan Grand Prix track and field meet Monday. Backley made what he called a perfect toss in the first round of the competition. Patrik Boden of Sweden, who also was competing, set the previous mark of 292-4 in March at Austin, Tex. "I'm a very happy man," Backley said. "I just cracked it. I didn't feel it leave my hand. "There were no vibrations on the javelin. It was a perfect throw.
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July 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Backley of Great Britain set a new javelin world record with a toss of 293 feet, 11 inches on his first throw at the IAAF Mobil Grand Prix meet at Stockholm's Olympic Stadium today. Backley bettered Swede Patrik Boden's record mark of 293-1, set earlier this year in the United States. Boden, who was also competing today in the same event, reached 264-4 on his second throw after Backley's world record.
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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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