Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw
|Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
The winner Eric Lemming
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||42 from 11 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 javelin throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The javelin was required to be held in the middle. The competition was held on July 17, 1908.
42 throwers from eleven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to this competition. Two days earlier in the freestyle javelin throw event Eric Lemming improved his own world and Olympic record set at the 1906 Summer Olympics with 53.90 m (he threw the javelin in a conventional manner).
|World Record||54.44(*)||Eric Lemming||London (GBR)||July 15, 1908|
|Olympic Record||54.44||Eric Lemming||London (GBR)||July 15, 1908|
Eric Lemming set a new world and Olympic record with 54.83 m.
|1||Eric Lemming||Sweden||54.83 metres WR|
|2||Arne Halse||Norway||50.57 metres|
|3||Otto Nilsson||Sweden||47.11 metres|
|4||Aarne Salovaara||Finland||45.89 metres|
|5||Armas Pesonen||Finland||45.18 metres|
|6||Juho Halme||Finland||44.96 metres|
|Henry Leeke||Great Britain||Unknown|
|Ernest May||Great Britain||Unknown|
|Jimmy Tremeer||Great Britain||Unknown|
- 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 .