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Javelin Throw, Men

Date17 July 1908
StatusOlympic
LocationWhite City Stadium, London
Participants16 from 6 countries
Olympic Record 46.04 / Armas Pesonen FIN / 15 July 1908

Eric Lemming defended his gold medal in this event, and would win again in 1912, matching John Flanagan’s record of three consecutive field event Olympic championships. Lemming was the first great javelinist. In the era before officially recognized world records, he set his first world best in 1899, and between then and 1912 he set 12 marks that could be considered world records. His final mark, 62.32, set in Stockholm on 29 September 1912, became the first officially recognized record in the javelin.

PosNrAthleteNOCDistanceDistance (Imp.)QualifyingFinal
1Eric LemmingSWE53.69 (1)54.83 (1)GoldOR
2Arne HalseNOR50.57 (2)50.57 (2)Silver
3Otto NilssonSWE47.11 (3)47.11 (3)Bronze
4Aarne SalovaaraFIN45.89 (4)
5Armas PesonenFIN45.17 (5)
6Juho HalmeFIN– (AC)
7Jalmari SauliFIN
ACJohn JohansenNOR– (AC)
ACKharalambos ZourasGRE– (AC)
ACHugo WieslanderSWE– (AC)
ACHenry LeekeGBR– (AC)
ACJimmy TremeerGBR– (AC)
ACErnest MayGBR– (AC)
ACEvert JakobssonFIN– (AC)
ACJarl JakobssonFIN– (AC)
ACKarl BechlerGER– (AC)

Qualifying Round (17 July 1908 — 14:30)

The four scheduled qualifying sections were consolidated into two pools. Each competitor allowed three throws, after which the leading three were allowed a further three throws.

PosAthleteNOCDistanceDistance (Imp.)
1Eric LemmingSWE53.69176-1½QOR
2Arne HalseNOR50.57165-11Q
3Otto NilssonSWE47.11154-6¼QOR
4Aarne SalovaaraFIN45.89150-6¾
5Armas PesonenFIN45.17148-2¾
ACKarl BechlerGER
ACJohn JohansenNOR
ACJuho HalmeFIN
ACKharalambos ZourasGRE
ACHenry LeekeGBR
ACHugo WieslanderSWE
ACJimmy TremeerGBR
ACEvert JakobssonFIN
ACJarl JakobssonFIN
ACErnest MayGBR

Qualifying Round, Group A (17 July 1908)

PosAthleteNOCDistanceDistance (Imp.)
1Otto NilssonSWE47.11154-6¼OR
2Aarne SalovaaraFIN45.89150-6¾
3Armas PesonenFIN45.17148-2¾
ACKarl BechlerGER
ACJohn JohansenNOR
ACJuho HalmeFIN
ACKharalambos ZourasGRE
ACHenry LeekeGBR
ACHugo WieslanderSWE
ACJimmy TremeerGBR

Qualifying Round, Group B (17 July 1908)

PosAthleteNOCDistanceDistance (Imp.)
1Eric LemmingSWE53.69176-1½OR
2Arne HalseNOR50.58165-11
ACEvert JakobssonFIN
ACJarl JakobssonFIN
ACErnest MayGBR

Final Round (17 July 1908)

PosAthleteNOCDistanceDistance (Imp.)
1Eric LemmingSWE54.83179-10½OR
2Arne HalseNOR50.57165-11
3Otto NilssonSWE47.11154-6¼