Athletics — Javelin Throw, Men

Times held 27
Total participants 550
Total countries 90

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1859 Javelin Throw, Men 2 1
1908 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 16 6
1912 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 25 7
1920 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 25 12
1924 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 29 15
1928 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 28 18
1932 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 13 7
1936 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 28 19
1948 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 23 15
1952 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 26 16
1956 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 21 12
1960 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 28 18
1964 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 25 15
1968 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 27 18
1972 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 23 15
1976 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 23 15
1980 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 18 11
1984 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 28 19
1988 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 38 22
1992 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 32 21
1996 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 34 21
2000 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 36 26
2004 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 33 23
2008 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 38 29
2012 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 44 31
2016 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 37 23
2020 Javelin Throw, Men Olympic 32 22

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1908 Eric LemmingSWE Arne HalseNOR Otto NilssonSWE
1912 Eric LemmingSWE Julius SaaristoFIN Miklós KovácsHUN
1920 Jonni MyyräFIN Urho PeltonenFIN Paavo JohanssonFIN
1924 Jonni MyyräFIN Gunnar LindströmSWE Gene OberstUSA
1928 Erik LundqvistSWE Béla SzepesHUN Olav SundeNOR
1932 Matti JärvinenFIN Matti SippalaFIN Eino PenttiläFIN
1936 Gerhard StöckGER Yrjö NikkanenFIN Kalervo ToivonenFIN
1948 Tapio RautavaaraFIN Steve SeymourUSA József VárszegiHUN
1952 Cy YoungUSA Bill MillerUSA Toivo HyytiäinenFIN
1956 Egil DanielsenNOR Janusz SidłoPOL Viktor TsybulenkoURS
1960 Viktor TsybulenkoURS Walter KrügerGER Gergely KulcsárHUN
1964 Pauli NevalaFIN Gergely KulcsárHUN Jānis LūsisURS
1968 Jānis LūsisURS Jorma KinnunenFIN Gergely KulcsárHUN
1972 Klaus WolfermannFRG Jānis LūsisURS Bill SchmidtUSA
1976 Miklós NémethHUN Hannu SiitonenFIN Gheorghe MegeleaROU
1980 Dainis KūlaURS Aleksandr MakarovURS Wolfgang HanischGDR
1984 Arto HärkönenFIN Dave OttleyGBR Kenth EldebrinkSWE
1988 Tapio KorjusFIN Jan ŽeleznýTCH Seppo RätyFIN
1992 Jan ŽeleznýTCH Seppo RätyFIN Steve BackleyGBR
1996 Jan ŽeleznýCZE Steve BackleyGBR Seppo RätyFIN
2000 Jan ŽeleznýCZE Steve BackleyGBR Sergey MakarovRUS
2004 Andreas ThorkildsenNOR Vadims VasiļevskisLAT Sergey MakarovRUS
2008 Andreas ThorkildsenNOR Ainārs KovalsLAT Tero PitkämäkiFIN
2012 Keshorn WalcottTTO Antti RuuskanenFIN Vítězslav VeselýCZE
2016 Thomas RöhlerGER Julius YegoKEN Keshorn WalcottTTO
2020 Neeraj ChopraIND Jakub VadlejchCZE Vítězslav VeselýCZE

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Finland FIN 7 8 7 22
Soviet Union URS 3 2 2 7
Sweden SWE 3 1 2 6
Norway NOR 3 1 1 5
Czech Republic CZE 2 1 2 5
Germany GER 2 1 0 3
Hungary HUN 1 2 4 7
United States USA 1 2 2 5
Czechoslovakia TCH 1 1 0 2
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1 0 1 2
India IND 1 0 0 1
West Germany FRG 1 0 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 3 1 4
Latvia LAT 0 2 0 2
Kenya KEN 0 1 0 1
Poland POL 0 1 0 1
Russian Federation RUS 0 0 2 2
East Germany GDR 0 0 1 1
Romania ROU 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Jan Železný CZE
TCH
3 1 0 4
Jonni Myyrä FIN 2 0 0 2
Eric Lemming SWE 2 0 0 2
Andreas Thorkildsen NOR 2 0 0 2
Jānis Lūsis LAT
URS
1 1 1 3