Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on 24 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Cy Young (USA)
Silver  Bill Miller (USA)
Bronze  Toivo Hyytiäinen (FIN)

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1952 Summer Olympics
World Record  Yrjö Nikkanen (FIN) 78.70 m October 16, 1938 Finland Kotka, Finland
Olympic Record  Matti Järvinen (FIN) 72.71 m August 4, 1932 United States Los Angeles, United States

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 64.00 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality Result Notes
1 A Toivo Hyytiäinen  Finland 71.29
2 A Per-Arne Berglund  Sweden 71.28
3 B Viktor Tsybulenko  Soviet Union 69.42
4 A Bud Held  United States 68.62
5 A Otto Bengtsson  Sweden 67.58
6 B Cy Young  United States 67.26
7 A Herbert Koschel  Germany 67.22
8 B Soini Nikkinen  Finland 67.15
9 A Branko Dangubić  Yugoslavia 66.58
10 A Ragnar Ericzon  Sweden 66.68
11 B Dick Miller  Great Britain 64.81
12 A Ricardo Héber  Argentina 64.82
13 B Bill Miller  United States 64.81
14 B Amos Matteucci  Italy 64.50
15 A Eino Leppänen  Finland 64.47
16 B Yury Shcherbakov  Soviet Union 64.39
17 A Vladimir Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 64.38
18 B Janusz Sidło  Poland 62.16
19 A Michael Denley  Great Britain 61.58
20 B Zbigniew Radziwonowicz  Poland 61.50
21 B Halil Zıraman  Turkey 61.19
22 B Aristidis Roubanis  Greece 60.55
23 B József Várszegi  Hungary 56.82
24 A Jalal Khan  Pakistan 55.56
25 B Reinaldo Oliver  Puerto Rico 52.40
26 A Brígido Iriarte  Venezuela 52.13

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Cy Young  United States 68.45 73.78 72.80 65.73 71.73 x 73.78 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bill Miller  United States 72.46 71.65 63.95 65.41 66.97 70.45 72.46
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Toivo Hyytiäinen  Finland 71.89 71.24 70.25 70.00 69.55 71.16 71.89
4 Viktor Tsybulenko  Soviet Union 71.72 70.44 66.48 71.37 66.49 x 71.72
5 Branko Dangubić  Yugoslavia 66.21 61.09 70.55 58.94 x 70.55
6 Vladimir Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 70.37 65.71 64.81 56.16 58.08 60.10 70.37
7 Ragnar Ericzon  Sweden 69.04 64.55 68.02 69.04
8 Soini Nikkinen  Finland 68.80 64.08 61.58 68.80
9 Bud Held  United States 68.42 x x 68.42
10 Per-Arne Berglund  Sweden 58.93 67.47 64.13 67.47
11 Otto Bengtsson  Sweden 65.50 63.92 64.58 65.50
12 Herbert Koschel  Germany x 64.54 64.06 64.54
13 Yury Shcherbakov  Soviet Union 64.52 60.09 60.79 64.52
14 Dick Miller  Great Britain x 63.75 59.64 63.75
15 Ricardo Héber  Argentina 60.43 62.70 62.82 62.82
16 Eino Leppänen  Finland 58.28 62.61 x 62.61
17 Amos Matteucci  Italy 59.75 61.67 61.38 61.67

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