Einar Vilhjálmsson

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Einar Vilhjálmsson
President of Icelandic Athletics Federation
Assumed office
7 September 2014
Preceded by Benóný Jónsson
This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Einar.

Einar Vilhjálmsson (born June 1, 1960 in Reykjavík) is a retired male javelin thrower from Iceland, who represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1984. He set his personal best (86.80 metres) on August 30, 1992 in his native town Reykjavík. His father Vilhjálmur Einarsson ended up in second place in the men's triple jump at the 1956 Summer Olympics.

In September 2014 he was elected a president of Icelandic Athletics Federation (Frjálsíþróttasamband Íslands).[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Iceland
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 6th 81.58 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 13th 77.46 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 13th 78.92 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th 78.14 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th 77.28 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 14th 78.70 m


  1. ^ "Einar Vilhjálmsson er nýr formaður FRÍ". ruv.is (in Icelandic). Ríkisútvarpið. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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