Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle javelin throw
|Men's freestyle javelin throw
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||33 from 9 nations|
|Athletics at the
1908 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3200 m steeplechase||men|
|3 mile team race||men|
|3500 m walk||men|
|10 mile walk||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
The men's freestyle javelin throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The javelin could be held anywhere. The competition was held on July 15, 1908.
33 throwers from nine nations competed.
Eric Lemming set a new world and Olympic record with 54.44 metres. He threw the javelin in a conventional manner.
- Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at .