Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 4 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1936 1952»
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's javelin throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 4. The final was won by Finn Tapio Rautavaara.

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Tapio Rautavaara Finland 69.77 x 57.59 59.43 61.86 58.95 69.77
2nd Steve Seymour United States x 62.37 67.56 61.72 63.58 61.00 67.56
3rd József Várszegi Hungary 67.03 58.14 60.29 57.53 59.71 58.35 67.03
4 Pauli Vesterinen Finland 65.44 60.96 63.01 61.76 65.89 65.79 65.89
5 Odd Mæhlum Norway 65.32 62.00 61.67 59.23 60.59 59.33 65.32
6 Martin Biles United States 58.70 65.09 65.17 59.09 64.10 65.17 65.17
7 Mirko Vujačić Yugoslavia 64.89
8 Bob Likins United States 64.51
9 Gunnar Petersson Sweden 62.80
10 Per-Arne Berglund Sweden 62.62
11 Lumír Kiesewetter Czechoslovakia 60.25
12 Soini Nikkinen Finland 58.05

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