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Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Javelin Throw, Both Hands

Athletics at the 1912 Summer Games:

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 9, 1912
Date Finished: July 9, 1912

Gold: FIN Julius Saaristo
Silver: FIN Väinö Siikaniemi
Bronze: FIN Urho Peltonen

Summary

This was the only time this event was held at the Olympics. There is no known world record for the event at the time of the 1912 Olympics. In the scheduled final, the three qualifiers were to have had three further throws with each hand, with the best of each hand being totalled. When all three finalists were from Finland, they elected not to contest a final. The officials agreed with this decision and allowed the results of the qualifying round to count as the final results. Julius Saaristo's winning right-handed throw of 61.00 broke the Olympic record set by Eric Lemming (60.64) in winning the single-arm javelin throw three days earlier. Lemming, who had won the one-handed competition, and the Olympic gold medal in 1906 and 1908, finished only fourth. He was second to Saaristo with the right hand, but threw very poorly with his left hand, placing only 9th of the 14 competitors with that hand.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TD RHD LHD
1 Julius Saaristo 20 Finland FIN Gold 109.42 61.00 48.42
2 Väinö Siikaniemi 25 Finland FIN Silver 101.13 54.09 47.04
3 Urho Peltonen 19 Finland FIN Bronze 100.24 53.58 46.66
4 Eric Lemming 32 Sweden SWE 98.59 58.33 40.26
5 Arne Halse 24 Norway NOR 96.92 55.05 41.87
6 Richard Åbrink 23 Sweden SWE 93.12 50.04 43.08
7 Daniel Johansen 27 Norway NOR 92.82 48.78 44.04
8 Otto Nilsson 32 Sweden SWE 88.90 50.21 38.69
9 Juho Halme 23 Finland FIN 88.54 54.90 33.64
10 Arvid Ohrling 35 Sweden SWE 87.17 46.51 40.66
11 Sten Hagander 20 Sweden SWE 86.80 46.39 40.41
12 Mór Kóczán 27 Hungary HUN 86.39 55.74 30.65
13 William Krigsman 25 Sweden SWE 85.80 46.85 38.95
14 Hilding Sonne 22 Sweden SWE 84.96 48.48 36.48