Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Date August 15
Competitors 25 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    Finland
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The men's javelin throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Sunday, August 15, 1920.

Twenty-five javelin throwers from twelve nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 66.10 Finland Jonni Myyrä Stockholm (SWE) August 25, 1919
Olympic Record 61.00 Finland Julius Saaristo Stockholm (SWE) July 9, 1912

At first Urho Peltonen set a new Olympic record in the qualification with 63.605 m. In the final Jonni Myyrä set the new Olympic record with 65.78 m.

Results[edit]

The best ten javelin throwers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1  Jonni Myyrä (FIN) 60.63 3 65.78 OR
2  Urho Peltonen (FIN) 63.605 OR 1 63.605
3  Paavo Johansson (FIN) 63.095 2 63.095
4  Julius Saaristo (FIN) 60.045 5 62.395
5  Aleksander Klumberg (EST) 59.03 6 62.39
6  Gunnar Lindström (SWE) 60.52 4 60.52
7  Milton Angier (USA) 57.58 9 59.275
8  Erik Blomqvist (SWE) 58.18 7 58.18
9  James Lincoln (USA) 57.86 8 57.86
10  Hugo Lilliér (SWE) 56.77 10 56.77
11  Arthur Tuck (USA) 53.78
12  Jack Mahan (USA) 53.52
13  Elof Lindström (SWE) 51.53
14  Pierre Grany (FRA) 47.90
15  Arthur Picard (FRA) 47.09
16  Arthur MacKey (CHI) 43.90
17  Oprando Bottura (ITA) 42.70
18  Adolphe Hauman (BEL) 42.58
19  Frederik Petersen (DEN) 42.13
20  Émile Muller (BEL) 40.24
21  Alex Servais (LUX) 40.08
22  Jean Lefèvre (BEL) 39.00
23  Ignacio Izaguirre (ESP) 38.92
24  Ardy Vydra (TCH) 37.75
25  Arthur Delaender (BEL) 36.25

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 24 August 2007.  (Polish)