Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

The men's javelin throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Thursday, August 2, 1928. Twenty-eight javelin throwers from 18 nations competed.[1]

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
DateAugust 2
Competitors28 from 18 nations
Winning distance66.60 m
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Erik Lundqvist  Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Béla Szepes  Hungary
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Olav Sunde  Norway
← 1924
1932 →

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 69.88   Eino Penttilä Viipuri (FIN) October 1, 1927
Olympic Record 65.78   Jonni Myyrä Antwerp (BEL) August 15, 1920

Erik Lundqvist set a new Olympic record in the qualification with 66.60 metres.

ResultsEdit

The qualification started at 2 p.m. The best six throwers qualified for the final. The final was held on the same day and started at about 4.30 p.m.

Rank Athlete Nation Qualification Final
#1 #2 #3 Result #4 #5 #6 Result
  Erik Lundqvist   Sweden 66.60 OR 58 (~) 60.5 (~) 66.60 61 (~) 61.58 54 (~) 66.60
  Béla Szepes   Hungary 62.5 (~) 65.26 56 (~) 65.26 X 62.50 54 (~) 65.26
  Olav Sunde   Norway 62.5 (~) 63.97 63.8 (~) 63.97 X 59.50 55 (~) 63.97
4 Paavo Liettu   Finland 62 (~) 63.86 63.7 (~) 63.86 55 (~) 61 (~) 63.76 63.86
5 Bruno Schlokat   Germany 58 (~) 62 (~) 63.40 63.40 60 (~) 57.5 (~) 63.26 63.40
6 Eino Penttilä   Finland 56 (~) 63.20 62 (~) 63.20 58.35 56 (~) X 63.20
7 Stan Lay   New Zealand 60.5 (~) 62.89 56 (~) 62.89 Did not advance
8 Johan Meimer   Estonia 58 (~) 61.46 X 61.46 Did not advance
9 Albert Lamppu   Finland 58.5 (~) 56 (~) 61.45 61.45 Did not advance
10 Arthur Sager   United States 60.50 58 (~) 58 (~) 60.50 Did not advance
11 Erich Stoschek   Germany 59.86 ? ? 59.86 Did not advance
12 Doral Pilling   Canada 59.16 59.16 Did not advance
13 Kosaku Sumiyoshi   Japan 58 (~) 59.05 ? 59.05 Did not advance
14 Gunnar Lindström   Sweden X 58 (~) 58.69 58.69 Did not advance
15 Vilho Rinne   Finland 55 (~) 58.04 57 (~) 58.04 Did not advance
16 Lee Bartlett   United States X 56 (~) 57.57 57.57 Did not advance
17 Creth Hines   United States 56 (~) X 57.17 57.17 Did not advance
18 Jules Herremans   Belgium 56.33 56.33 Did not advance
19 Charles Harlow   United States 55.85 55.85 Did not advance
20 Georgios Zakharopoulos   Greece 55.50 55.50 Did not advance
21 George Weightman-Smith   South Africa 54.37 54.37 Did not advance
22 Gaston Étienne   Belgium 54.34 54.34 Did not advance
23 Vilim Messner   Yugoslavia 53.70 53.70 Did not advance
24 Emmanuel Degland   France 52.82 52.82 Did not advance
25 Jaap Knol   Netherlands 52.68 52.68 Did not advance
26 Viktoras Ražaitis   Lithuania 51.16 51.16 Did not advance
27 Otto Rottman   Romania 50.93 50.93 Did not advance
28 Joop van der Leij   Netherlands 46 (~) 47.73 ? 47.73 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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