Gavin Lovegrove
Personal information
Full nameGavin Brian Lovegrove
Born (1967-10-21) 21 October 1967 (age 54)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)NR 88.20 m (1996)

Gavin Brian Lovegrove (born 21 October 1967) is a retired New Zealand track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. His personal best of 88.20 m, set in 1996, is the New Zealand record. During his career, he twice represented his homeland at the Summer Olympics (1992 and 1996), won a bronze medal at three consecutive Commonwealth Games (1986, 1990 and 1994) and participated in five World Championships (1987, 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1997). He also twice broke the world junior record (76.68 m and 79.58 m, both 1986) and was a six-time national champion (1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994).

After retirement from competition, Lovegrove went into computer science and now works as a web developer.[1]

Personal bests

Event Distance Place Date
Javelin 88.20m NR Oslo 1996

Seasonal bests by year


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  New Zealand
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 74.22 m
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 Atlanta, Georgia, United States 23rd 77.12 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 21st 75.62 m