Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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The men's javelin throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Thursday, August 2, 1928.

Twenty-eight javelin throwers from 18 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Erik Lundqvist
 Sweden
Béla Szepes
 Hungary
Olav Sunde
 Norway

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 69.88 Finland Eino Penttilä Viipuri (FIN) October 1, 1927
Olympic Record 65.78 Finland Jonni Myyrä Antwerp (BEL) August 15, 1920

Erik Lundqvist set a new Olympic record in the qualification with 66.60 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification started at 2 p.m. The best six throwers, all four groups counted together, qualified for the final.

Group 1

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Erik Lundqvist (SWE) 66.60 ~58 ~60.5 66.60 OR 1 Q
2  Johan Meimer (EST) ~58 61.46 X 61.46 8
3  Erich Stoschek (GER) 59.86 59.86 11
4  Kosaku Sumiyoshi (JPN) ~58 59.05 59.05 13
5  Vilho Rinne (FIN) ~55 58.04 ~57 58.04 15
6  Charles Harlow (USA) 55.85 55.85 19
7  Otto Rottman (ROU) 50.93 50.93 27

Group 2

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Béla Szepes (HUN) ~62.5 65.26 ~56 65.26 2 Q
2  Stan Lay (NZL) ~60.5 62.89 ~56 62.89 7
3  Albert Lamppu (FIN) ~58.5 ~56 61.45 61.45 9
4  Gunnar Lindström (SWE) X (~60) ~58 58.69 58.69 14
5  Lee Bartlett (USA) X ~56 57.57 57.57 16
6  Gaston Étienne (FRA) 54.34 54.34 22
7  Jaap Knol (NED) 52.68 52.68 25

Group 3

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Olav Sunde (NOR) ~62.5 63.97 ~63.8 63.97 3 Q
2  Paavo Liettu (FIN) ~62 63.86 ~63.7 63.86 4 Q
3  Arthur Sager (USA) 60.50 ~58 ~58 60.50 10
4  Jules Herremans (BEL) 56.33 56.33 18
5  George Weightman-Smith (RSA) 54.37 54.37 21
6  Viktoras Ražaitis (LTU) 51.16 51.16 26
7  Joop van der Leij (NED) ~46 47.73 47.73 28

Group 4

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Bruno Schlokat (GER) ~58 ~62 63.40 63.40 5 Q
2  Eino Penttilä (FIN) ~56 63.20 ~62 63.20 6 Q
3  Doral Pilling (CAN) 59.16 59.16 12
4  Creth Hines (USA) ~56 X (~60.2) 57.17 57.17 17
5  Georgios Zakharopoulos (GRE) 55.50 55.50 20
6  Vilim Messner (YUG) 53.70 53.70 23
7  Emmanuel Degland (FRA) 52.82 52.82 24

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  Erik Lundqvist (SWE) 66.60 ~61 61.58 ~54 66.60
2  Béla Szepes (HUN) 65.26 X 62.50 ~54 65.26
3  Olav Sunde (NOR) 63.97 X 59.50 ~55 63.97
4  Paavo Liettu (FIN) 63.86 ~55 ~61 63.76 63.86
5  Bruno Schlokat (GER) 63.40 ~60 ~57.5 63.26 63.40
6  Eino Penttilä (FIN) 63.20 58.35 ~56 X (~64.5) 63.20

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