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Javelin Throw, Men

Date 2 August 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants28 from 18 countries
Olympic Record 65.780 / Jonni Myyrä FIN / 15 August 1920

Erik Lundqvist (SWE) was the dominant thrower in 1928, winning all but one of his meets. The world record holder was Eino Penttilä, but he performed poorly at the Olympics, finishing only sixth. In Amsterdam Lundqvist won with his first-round throw of 66.60 (218-6). Thirteen days later, he broke the world record with 71.01 (232-11¾), the first-ever throw over 70 metres.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1853Erik LundqvistSWE66.60 (1)66.60 (1)GoldOR
239Béla SzepesHUN65.26 (2)65.26 (2)Silver
3198Olav SundeNOR63.97 (3)63.97 (3)Bronze
4793Paavo LiettuFIN63.86 (4)63.86 (4)
5737Bruno SchlokatGER63.40 (5)63.40 (5)
6798Eino PenttiläFIN63.20 (6)63.20 (6)
7 r1/2404Stan LayNZL62.89 (7)
8 r1/2818Johan MeimerEST61.46 (8)
9 r1/2792Albert LamppuFIN61.45 (9)
10 r1/2564Arthur SagerUSA60.46 (10)
11 r1/2738Erich StoschekGER59.86 (11)
12 r1/2665Doral PillingCAN59.16 (12)
13 r1/2262Kosaku SumiyoshiJPN59.05 (13)
14 r1/2854Gunnar LindströmSWE58.69 (14)
15 r1/2786Vilho RinneFIN58.04 (15)
16 r1/2506Lee BartlettUSA57.57 (16)
17 r1/2536Creth HinesUSA57.17 (17)
18 r1/2616Jules HerremansBEL56.33 (18)
19 r1/2537Charles HarlowUSA55.85 (19)
20 r1/2144Georgios ZakharopoulosGRE55.50 (20)
21 r1/2290George Weightman-SmithRSA54.37 (21)
22 r1/2611Gaston ÉtienneBEL54.34 (22)
23 r1/2839Vilim MessnerYUG53.70 (23)
24 r1/261Emmanuel DeglandFRA52.82 (24)
25 r1/2312Jaap KnolNED52.68 (25)
26 r1/2157Viktoras RažaitisLTU51.16 (26)
27 r1/2361Otto RottmanROU50.93 (27)
28 r1/2318Joop van der LeijNED47.73 (28)
DNS409Fritz UmfahrerAUT– (DNS)
DNS15László GyurkoHUN– (DNS)
DNS62Paul DiringerFRA– (DNS)
DNS228Alberto DominuttiITA– (DNS)
DNS99Arthur PicardFRA– (DNS)
DNS267Arturo ConturbiaSUI– (DNS)
DNS47Simon AngeliFRA– (DNS)
DNS684Arturo MedinaCHI– (DNS)
DNS14Anthony GhillanyHUN– (DNS)
DNS821Ervin TammansEST– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (2 August 1928)

Top six (and ties) advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Erik LundqvistSWE66.60Q
2Béla SzepesHUN65.26Q
3Olav SundeNOR63.97Q
4Paavo LiettuFIN63.86Q
5Bruno SchlokatGER63.40Q
6Eino PenttiläFIN63.20Q
7Stan LayNZL62.89
8Johan MeimerEST61.46
9Albert LamppuFIN61.45
10Arthur SagerUSA60.46
11Erich StoschekGER59.86
12Doral PillingCAN59.16
13Kosaku SumiyoshiJPN59.05
14Gunnar LindströmSWE58.69
15Vilho RinneFIN58.04
16Lee BartlettUSA57.57
17Creth HinesUSA57.17
18Jules HerremansBEL56.33
19Charles HarlowUSA55.85
20Georgios ZakharopoulosGRE55.50
21George Weightman-SmithRSA54.37
22Gaston ÉtienneBEL54.34
23Vilim MessnerYUG53.70
24Emmanuel DeglandFRA52.82
25Jaap KnolNED52.68
26Viktoras RažaitisLTU51.16
27Otto RottmanROU50.93
28Joop van der LeijNED47.73
DNSFritz UmfahrerAUT
DNSLászló GyurkoHUN
DNSPaul DiringerFRA
DNSAlberto DominuttiITA
DNSArthur PicardFRA
DNSArturo ConturbiaSUI
DNSSimon AngeliFRA
DNSArturo MedinaCHI
DNSAnthony GhillanyHUN
DNSErvin TammansEST

Qualifying Round, Group A (2 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Erik LundqvistSWE66.60
2Johan MeimerEST61.46
3Erich StoschekGER59.86
4Kosaku SumiyoshiJPN59.05
5Vilho RinneFIN58.04
6Charles HarlowUSA55.85
7Otto RottmanROU50.93
DNSFritz UmfahrerAUT
DNSLászló GyurkoHUN
DNSPaul DiringerFRA

Qualifying Round, Group B (2 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Béla SzepesHUN65.26
2Stan LayNZL62.89
3Albert LamppuFIN61.45
4Gunnar LindströmSWE58.69
5Lee BartlettUSA57.57
6Gaston ÉtienneBEL54.34
7Jaap KnolNED52.68
DNSAlberto DominuttiITA
DNSArthur PicardFRA
DNSArturo ConturbiaSUI

Qualifying Round, Group C (2 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Olav SundeNOR63.97
2Paavo LiettuFIN63.86
3Arthur SagerUSA60.46
4Jules HerremansBEL56.33
5George Weightman-SmithRSA54.37
6Viktoras RažaitisLTU51.16
7Joop van der LeijNED47.73
DNSSimon AngeliFRA
DNSArturo MedinaCHI

Qualifying Round, Group D (2 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Bruno SchlokatGER63.40
2Eino PenttiläFIN63.20
3Doral PillingCAN59.16
4Creth HinesUSA57.17
5Georgios ZakharopoulosGRE55.50
6Vilim MessnerYUG53.70
7Emmanuel DeglandFRA52.82
DNSAnthony GhillanyHUN
DNSErvin TammansEST

Final Round (2 August 1928 — 14:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
1853Erik LundqvistSWE66.6066.6061.00est60.50est61.00est61.5854.00estOR
239Béla SzepesHUN65.2662.5065.2656.00est×62.50est54.00est
3198Olav SundeNOR63.9762.50est63.9763.80×59.50est55.00est
4793Paavo LiettuFIN63.8662.0063.8663.7055.00est61.00est63.76
5737Bruno SchlokatGER63.4058.00est62.00est63.4060.00est57.50est63.26
6798Eino PenttiläFIN63.2056.0063.2062.00est58.3556.00est×