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Athletics at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 15, 1920
Date Finished: August 15, 1920

Gold: FIN Jonni Myyrä
Silver: FIN Urho Peltonen
Bronze: FIN Paavo Johansson

Summary

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 shoulder 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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Jonni Myyrä 27 Finland FIN Gold 65.780 OR
2 Urho Peltonen 27 Finland FIN Silver 63.605 OR
3 Paavo Johansson 24 Finland FIN Bronze 63.095
4 Julius Saaristo 28 Finland FIN 62.395
5 Aleksander Klumberg 21 Estonia EST 62.390
6 Gunnar Lindström 24 Sweden SWE 60.520
7 Milton Angier 20 United States USA 59.275
8 Erik Blomqvist 23 Sweden SWE 58.180
9 James Lincoln 30 United States USA 57.860
10 Hugo Lilliér 25 Sweden SWE 56.770
11 QR Arthur Tuck 18 United States USA
12 QR Jack Mahan 21 United States USA
13 QR Elof Lindström 22 Sweden SWE
14 QR Pierre Grany 21 France FRA
15 QR Arthur Picard France FRA
16 QR Arturo Medina Chile CHI
17 QR Oprando Bottura 24 Italy ITA
18 QR Adolphe Hauman Belgium BEL
19 QR Oluf Petersen 31 Denmark DEN
20 QR Émile Muller Belgium BEL
21 QR Alex Servais 24 Luxembourg LUX
22 QR Jean Lefèvre Belgium BEL
23 QR Ignacio Izaguirre 23 Spain ESP
24 QR Otakar Vydra 18 Czechoslovakia TCH
25 QR Arthur Delaender 29 Belgium BEL