Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle javelin throw

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Men's freestyle javelin throw
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 15
Competitors 33 from 9 nations
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Greece
Bronze medal    Norway
Athletics at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle javelin men

The men's freestyle javelin throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The javelin could be held anywhere. The competition was held on July 15, 1908.

33 throwers from nine nations competed.


Eric Lemming set a new world and Olympic record with 54.44 metres. He threw the javelin in a conventional manner.

Place Name Nation Distance
1 Eric Lemming Sweden 54.44 metres WR
2 Michalis Dorizas Greece 51.36 metres
3 Arne Halse Norway 49.73 metres
4 Charalambos Zouras Greece 48.61 metres
5 Hugo Wieslander Sweden 47.56 metres
6 Armas Pesonen Finland 46.04 metres
7 Imre Mudin Hungary 45.96 metres
8 Jalmari Sauli Finland 43.30 metres
9 Juho Halme Finland 39.88 metres
10-33 Ferenc Jesina Hungary 36.82 metres
Edward Barrett Great Britain Unknown
Emilio Brambilla Italy Unknown
Conrad Carlsrud Norway Unknown
Alfred Flaxman Great Britain Unknown
Nikolaos Georgantas Greece Unknown
György Luntzer Hungary Unknown
Walter Henderson Great Britain Unknown
István Mudin Hungary Unknown
Evert Jakobsson Finland Unknown
Jarl Jakobsson Finland Unknown
Verner Järvinen Finland Unknown
John Johansen Norway Unknown
Johan Kemp Finland Unknown
Henry Leeke Great Britain Unknown
Knut Lindberg Sweden Unknown
Ernest May Great Britain Unknown
Mór Kóczán Hungary Unknown
Otto Nilsson Sweden Unknown
Aarne Salovaara Finland Unknown
Bruno Söderström Sweden Unknown
František Souček Bohemia Unknown
Ludwig Uettwiller Germany Unknown
Emil Welz Germany Unknown


  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].