Curtis Thompson makes his Olympic debut Wednesday morning in Tokyo, but it will be Tuesday evening here on the East Coast, and you can watch live as he competes in the javelin.
There are two groups of qualifying rounds in the men’s javelin. Group A starts at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday in Tokyo, which is 8:05 p.m. Tuesday here. Group B starts at 10:35 a.m., which is 9:35 p.m. Tuesday here.
Thompson, a Florence High School graduate, is in Group B and will throw fifth out of 16 entries in his group of throwers.
Start lists, PRs of all entrants, all-time lists, 2021 lists, all-time Olympic lists are all here.
Everybody who throws 83.5 meters – which is 273-11 – advances automatically to the final. If there are fewer than 12 competitors who reach 83.5, the top 12 throwers in the two qualifying groups will advance to the final.
Thompson’s lifetime best is 271-11 from the 2016 Trials, where he briefly held the Olympic record, and his season best is 271-7 from this year’s Trials, which he won.
The men’s javelin final is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tokyo time on Saturday, which is 7 a.m. on Saturday in South Jersey.
NBC lists Tuesday evening’s track coverage on both Channel 10 and CNBC. But the entire event will be streaming live on NBCOlympics.com, and this link should take you right to the men’s javelin qualifying: https://stream.nbcolympics.com/track-and-field-session-12-mens-javelin-qualifying.
Live results will be available here.
Here’s a look at all of Thompson’s throws of at least 80 meters [262-5]:
271-11: July 4, 2016, U.S. Olympic Trials, Eugene, Ore.
271-7: June 21, 2021, U.S. Olympic Trials, Eugene, Ore.
267-2: May 22, 2021, USATF Throws Fest, Tucson, Ariz.
265-10: July 17, 2021, American Javfest, East Stroudsburg, Pa.
262-6: March 25, 2016, Florida State Relays, Tallahassee, Fla.