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Javelin Throw, Men

Date15 August 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Antwerpen
Participants25 from 12 countries

The Finns began their dominance of this event by taking the first four places. Jonni Myyrä won the first of two consecutive gold medals quite easily. This is all the more amazing when one learns that in the warm-ups, Myyrä was struck in the upper arm by a javelin thrown by James Lincoln of the United States! Myyrä was also the world record holder, having thrown 66.10 in Stockholm on 25 August 1919.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1273Jonni MyyräFIN60.630 (3)65.780 (1)GoldOR
2277Urho PeltonenFIN63.605 (1)63.605 (2)SilverOR
3262Paavo JohanssonFIN63.095 (2)63.095 (3)Bronze
4286Julius SaaristoFIN60.045 (5)62.395 (4)
5682Aleksander KlumbergEST59.030 (6)62.390 (5)
6603Gunnar LindströmSWE60.520 (4)60.520 (6)
7131Milton AngierUSA57.580 (9)59.275 (7)
8571Erik BlomqvistSWE58.180 (7)58.180 (8)
9196James LincolnUSA57.860 (8)57.860 (9)
10598Hugo LilliérSWE56.775 (10)56.775 (10)
11 r1/2244Arthur TuckUSA53.780 (11)
12 r1/2211Jack MahanUSA53.520 (12)
13 r1/2605Elof LindströmSWE51.530 (13)
14 r1/2335Simon GranyFRA47.900 (14)
15 r1/2359Arthur PicardFRA47.090 (15)
16 r1/287Arturo MedinaCHI43.900 (16)
17 r1/2469Oprando BotturaITA42.700 (17)
18 r1/226Adolphe HaumanBEL42.580 (18)
19 r1/2102Oluf PetersenDEN42.130 (19)
20 r1/240Émile MullerBEL40.240 (20)
21 r1/2528Alex ServaisLUX40.080 (21)
22 r1/232Jean LefèvreBEL39.000 (22)
23 r1/2119Ignacio IzaguirreESP38.920 (23)
24 r1/2676Otakar VydraTCH37.750 (24)
25 r1/213Arthur DelaenderBEL36.250 (25)

Qualifying Round (15 August 1920 — 11:30)

Top ten finishers advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Urho PeltonenFIN63.605QOR
2Paavo JohanssonFIN63.095Q
3Jonni MyyräFIN60.630Q
4Gunnar LindströmSWE60.520Q
5Julius SaaristoFIN60.045Q
6Aleksander KlumbergEST59.030Q
7Erik BlomqvistSWE58.180Q
8James LincolnUSA57.860Q
9Milton AngierUSA57.580Q
10Hugo LilliérSWE56.775Q
11Arthur TuckUSA53.780
12Jack MahanUSA53.520
13Elof LindströmSWE51.530
14Simon GranyFRA47.900
15Arthur PicardFRA47.090
16Arturo MedinaCHI43.900
17Oprando BotturaITA42.700
18Adolphe HaumanBEL42.580
19Oluf PetersenDEN42.130
20Émile MullerBEL40.240
21Alex ServaisLUX40.080
22Jean LefèvreBEL39.000
23Ignacio IzaguirreESP38.920
24Otakar VydraTCH37.750
25Arthur DelaenderBEL36.250

Final Round (15 August 1920 — 14:45)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Jonni MyyräFIN65.780OR
2Urho PeltonenFIN63.605OR
3Paavo JohanssonFIN63.095
4Julius SaaristoFIN62.395
5Aleksander KlumbergEST62.390
6Gunnar LindströmSWE60.520
7Milton AngierUSA59.275
8Erik BlomqvistSWE58.180
9James LincolnUSA57.860
10Hugo LilliérSWE56.775