Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Dates October 15 (qualifications)
October 16 (final)
Competitors 29 from 20 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    Hungary
«1964 1972»
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place on October 15–16 at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario.[1]

The qualifying standard was 80 m (262 ft 5 12 in).

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2]

World record Soviet Union Jānis Lūsis 91.98 m Saarijarvi, Finland July 6, 1972
Olympic record  Egil Danielsen (NOR) 85.71 m Melbourne, Australia November 26, 1956

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Rank Series Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Karl-Åke Nilsson Sweden x x 84.74 84.74 Q
2 A Jānis Lūsis Soviet Union 83.68 83.68 Q
3 A Jorma Kinnunen Finland x 74.16 83.16 83.16 Q
4 B Walter Pektor Austria 82.16 82.16 Q
5 A Manfred Stolle East Germany 81.88 81.88 Q
6 A Gergely Kulcsàr Hungary 81.56 81.56 Q
7 A Mark Murro United States 74.14 81.14 81.14 Q
8 A Wladyslaw Nikiciuk Poland 74.16 78.22 81.00 81.00 Q
9 A Urs von Wartburg Switzerland 76.58 80.66 80.66 Q
10 A Janusz Sidlo Poland 74.90 80.12 80.12 Q
11 B Aurelio Janet Cuba 80.10 80.10 Q
12 A Hermann Salomon West Germany 79.48 x 76.50 79.48 q
13 A Rolf Herings West Germany 79.08 77.00 78.70 79.08
14 A Pauli Nevala Finland x 77.90 x 77.90
15 A Mart Paama Soviet Union 74.18 77.26 74.64 77.26
16 B Klaus Wolfermann West Germany 75.78 71.40 75.02 75.78
17 B Miklos Nemeth Hungary 74.56 74.82 75.50 75.50
18 B David Travis Great Britain 74.24 74.36 70.84 74.36
19 B Lode Wyns Belgium 73.68 x x 73.68
20 B Gary Stenlund United States 73.52 68.88 71.44 73.52
21 A Frank Covelli United States 70.30 x 73.04 73.04
22 B William Heikila Canada 70.10 71.20 70.78 71.20
23 B Nashatar Singh Sidhu Malaysia x 63.58 70.70 70.70
24 B Rolf Hoppe Chile 68.32 65.82 65.86 68.32
25 B Viliame Liga Fiji x 61.62 62.32 62.32
26 B Donald Velez Nicaragua 48.92 x 61.32 61.32
27 B Rolf Bühler Switzerland 61.06 x x 61.06
B Samsam Akka Morocco DNS
B Panagiotis Pierrakos Greece DNS

Finals[edit]

The eight highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1st Jānis Lūsis Soviet Union 81.74 86.34 82.66 84.40 x 90.10 90.10 OR
2nd Jorma Kinnunen Finland 86.30 x x 79.00 85.82 88.58 88.58
3rd Gergely Kulcsàr Hungary 83.10 x 83.82 87.06 85.14 83.40 87.06
4 Wladyslaw Nikiciuk Poland x 85.70 82.24 x 82.32 80.44 85.70
5 Manfred Stolle East Germany x 76.86 81.52 84.42 x 79.72 84.42
6 Karl-Ake Nilsson Sweden 83.48 x x x 76.74 79.76 83.48
7 Janusz Sidlo Poland 80.00 76.36 80.58 75.50 77.86 76.46 80.58
8 Urs von Wartburg Switzerland 80.56 77.06 77.22 x x x 80.56
9 Mark Murro United States 80.06 80.08 x 80.08
10 Walter Pektor Austria 75.64 77.40 x 77.40
11 Aurelio Janet Cuba x 74.88 x 74.88
12 Hermann Salomon West Germany x 71.64 73.50 73.50

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