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Gavin Lovegrove

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Subject: 1995 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw, 1994 IAAF World Cup, Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw, 1967 in New Zealand, 1987 World Championships in Athletics – Men's javelin throw
Collection: 1967 Births, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1992 Summer Olympics, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallists for New Zealand, Commonwealth Games Competitors for New Zealand, Living People, New Zealand Javelin Throwers, Olympic Athletes of New Zealand, People from Hamilton, New Zealand
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Gavin Lovegrove

Gavin Lovegrove
Personal information
Born (1967-10-21) 21 October 1967

Gavin Brian Lovegrove (born 21 October 1967 in Hamilton, New Zealand) was a javelin thrower from New Zealand, who twice represented his native country at the Summer Olympics, (Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996). He won a bronze medal at three consecutive Commonwealth Games: in 1986 (Edinburgh), 1990 (Auckland) and 1994 (Victoria).

Lovegrove was also a former world junior record holder (76.68m) Athens, Greece 1986 and (79.58m) Noumea, New Caledonia 1986. A six-time national champion Lovegrove now works as a graphic designer and web developer in Auckland, New Zealand.


  • Personal bests 1
  • Annual Progression 2
  • Achievements 3
  • References 4

Personal bests

Event Distance Place Date
Javelin 88.20m NR Oslo 1996

Annual Progression

  • 1985 - 77.12m (700gm) & 80.00m (800gm - old specifications rules javelin)
  • 1986 - 79.58m (800gm - new specifications rules javelin) - World Junior Record
  • 1987 - 80.20m (800gm)
  • 1988 - 80.70m
  • 1989 - 83.90m
  • 1990 - 82.64m
  • 1991 - 85.18m (Rough tailed implement)
  • 1992 - 86.14m
  • 1993 - 85.34m
  • 1994 - 84.50m
  • 1995 - 85.54m
  • 1996 - 88.20m NR
  • 1997 - 82.38m


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  New Zealand
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 23rd 74.16 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th 84.24 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 9th 77.08 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 15th 77.08 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20th 74.98 m
1996 Olympic Games USA 23rd 77.12 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 21st 75.62 m


  • Gavin Lovegrove profile at IAAF
  • New Zealand Olympic Committee
  • Lovegrove Post Retirement - Graphic Design

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