Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London; White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 17, 1908
Date Finished: July 17, 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.
|AC||Henry Leeke||28||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC||Jimmy Tremeer||33||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC||Ernest May||29||Great Britain||GBR|