Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Date July 6
Competitors 29 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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The men's javelin throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Sunday, July 6, 1924.

29 javelin throwers from 15 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 66.10 Finland Jonni Myyrä Stockholm (SWE) August 25, 1919
Olympic Record 65.78 Finland Jonni Myyrä Antwerp (BEL) August 15, 1920

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification started at about 3 p.m. The best six throwers, both groups counted together, qualified for the final. The throwing order is not available and not all throwing series are available.

Group 1

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Gunnar Lindström (SWE) ~59 ~58 60.81 60.81 1 Q
2  Jonni Myyrä (FIN) X (~52) 59.30 ~56 59.30 2 Q
3  Eugene Oberst (USA) ~53 57.98 57.98 3 Q
4  Yrjö Ekqvist (FIN) ~56 56.15 56.15 5 Q
5  Lajos Csejthey (HUN) 54.86 54.86 9
6  Lee Priester (USA) 54.51 ~52 54.51 11
7  Hugo Lilliér (SWE) 52.95 ~51 ~45 52.95 13
8  Georgios Zacharopoulos (GRE) 51.17 51.17 15
9  Willy Seewald (BRA) 49.39 49.39 18
10  Taki N'Dio (FRA) 48.92 48.92 19
11  Ciré Samba (FRA) 48.65 48.65 20
12  Jock Dalrymple (GBR) 46.92 46.92 24
13  Willi Moser (SUI) 46.80 46.80 25
14  Sławosz Szydłowski (POL) 46.00 46.00 26
 Jiří Svoboda (TCH) NM

Group 2

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  William Neufeld (USA) 56.96 56.96 4 Q
2  Erik Blomqvist (SWE) X (~54) ~56 56.15 56.15 5 Q
3  Urho Peltonen (FIN) X (~56) X (~56) 55.67 55.67 7
4  Pekka Johansson (FIN) 55.10 55.10 8
5  Taka Gangué (FRA) 54.65 54.65 10
6  Homer Welchel (USA) 52.98 52.98 12
7  Carlo Clemente (ITA) 52.75 52.75 14
8  Arvīds Ķibilds (LAT) 50.15 50.15 16
9  Aleksander Klumberg (EST) ~50 ~50 49.61 49.61 17
10  Hans Wipf (SUI) 48.57 48.57 21
11  Emmanuel Degland (FRA) 48.57 48.57 21
12  Mór Kóczán (TCH) 48.39 48.39 23
13  Henri Dauban de Silhouette (GBR) 44.70 44.70 27
14  Victor Pickard (CAN) 44.69 44.69 28

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day and started at about 4.30 p.m.

Place Athlete Qual. Width 1. 2. 3. Distance
1  Jonni Myyrä (FIN) 59.30 ~60 62.96 ~58 62.96
2  Gunnar Lindström (SWE) 60.81 ~60 60.92 60.92
3  Eugene Oberst (USA) 57.98 57.98
4  Yrjö Ekqvist (FIN) 56.15 57.56 57.56
5  William Neufeld (USA) 56.96 56.96
6  Erik Blomqvist (SWE) 56.15 56.15

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