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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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.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Yrjö Nikkanen (FIN) 78.70 m Kotka, Finland 16 October 1938
Olympic record  Matti Järvinen (FIN) 72.71 m Los Angeles, United States 4 August 1932

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 14:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 64.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Martin Biles United States 67.68 Q
2 Per-Arne Berglund Sweden 67.02 Q
3 Tapio Rautavaara Finland 64.68 Q
4 Gunnar Petersson Sweden 64.04 Q
5 Steve Seymour United States 63.83 q
6 Lumír Kiesewetter Czechoslovakia 63.25 q
7 Odd Mæhlum Norway 63.00 q
8 Mirko Vujačić Yugoslavia 62.53 q
9 Pauli Vesterinen Finland 61.67 q
10 József Várszegi Hungary 61.63 q
11 Soini Nikkinen Finland 61.21 q
12 Bob Likins United States 61.00 q
13 Ricardo Héber Argentina 60.82
14 Raymond Tissot France 58.19
15 Dušan Vujačić Yugoslavia 57.62
16 Nico Lutkeveld Netherlands 56.25
17 Jóel Sigurðsson Iceland 55.69
18 Pedro Apellániz Spain 54.93
19 Morville Chote Great Britain 54.84
20 Leo Roininen Canada 53.92
21 Malcolm Dalrymple Great Britain 53.17
22 Halil Zıraman Turkey 53.30
23 Pierre Sprécher France 52.30


Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tapio Rautavaara Finland 69.77 x 57.59 59.43 61.86 58.95 69.77
2nd, silver medalist(s) Steve Seymour United States x 62.37 67.56 61.72 63.58 61.00 67.56
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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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