Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 2 (qualifications)
September 3 (final)
Competitors 23 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    West Germany
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    United States
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1972 Summer Olympics took place on September 2–3 at the Olympic Stadium, Munich.[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 93.80 m Stockholm, Sweden July 6, 1972
Olympic record  Jānis Lūsis (URS) 90.10 m Mexico City, Mexico October 16, 1968

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Rank Series Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Klaus Wolfermann West Germany 86.22 86.22 Q
2 B Jānis Lūsis Soviet Union 82.92 82.92 Q
3 A Hannu Siitonen Finland 81.80 81.80 Q
4 B Miklós Németh Hungary 70.90 81.78 81.78 Q
5 A Frederick Luke United States 81.34 81.34 Q
6 B Manfred Stolle East Germany 80.78 80.78 Q
7 A Jorma Kinnunen Finland 80.10 80.10 Q
8 B Milton Sonsky United States 79.96 78.78 74.24 79.96 q
9 B József Csík Hungary 79.08 x x 79.08 q
10 A William Schmidt United States 75.28 75.90 78.96 78.96 q
11 A Lolesio Tuita France 75.36 78.78 77.34 78.78 q
12 A Bjørn Grimnes Norway x 77.54 x 77.54 q
13 B Richard Dowswell Canada 66.54 72.52 77.42 77.42
14 A Gergely Kulcsar Hungary x x 77.24 77.24
15 B Urs von Wartburg Switzerland 76.36 x 76.20 76.36
16 A André Claude Canada 75.56 x x 75.56
17 B David Travis Great Britain 74.68 70.10 74.30 74.68
18 B Günther Glassauer West Germany x x 73.12 73.12
19 B Jacques Abehi Ivory Coast 72.20 x x 72.20
20 A Renzo Cramerotti Italy 71.12 x x 71.12
21 B Donald Velez Nicaragua x 63.74 x 64.74
22 A Seif Abdelat Alkahtani Saudi Arabia x x 53.06 53.06
B Léo Pusa Finland x x x NM
A Edmund Jaworski Poland 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
1 Klaus Wolfermann West Germany 86.68 85.14 x 88.40 90.48 84.70 90.48 OR
2 Jānis Lūsis Soviet Union 88.88 x 89.54 x 81.66 90.46 90.46
3 William Schmidt United States 75.96 84.42 x 79.92 84.12 x 84.42
4 Hannu Siitonen Finland 84.32 x x x x x 84.32
5 Bjørn Grimnes Norway 71.86 82.38 83.08 x x x 83.08
6 Jorma Kinnunen Finland x 82.08 75.76 x x 77.60 82.08
7 Miklós Németh Hungary 80.80 81.98 78.58 81.88 x 81.40 81.98
8 Frederick Luke United States 66.64 x 80.06 79.70 71.46 x 80.06
9 Manfred Stolle East Germany x x 79.32 79.32
10 Milton Sonsky United States 77.62 77.94 72.38 77.94
11 Lolesio Tuita France 76.34 x 69.38 76.34
12 József Csík Hungary 75.52 76.14 x 76.14

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