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Men's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 6, 1924

Gold: FIN Jonni Myyrä
Silver: SWE Gunnar Lindström
Bronze: USA Gene Oberst

Summary

Finland's Jonni Myyrä was defending champion and world record holder with 66.10 (216-10½). He trailed Gunnar Lindström (SWE) after the qualifying but improved in the final rounds to 62.96 (206-6¾) to win the gold medal. Lindstrom broke Myyrä's world record with 66.62 (218-7) in October 1924. Myyrä later emigrated to the United States, having some financial problems in Finland and may have left the country with a large amount of money from his local bank. He never returned to Finland, dying in San Francisco in 1955.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Jonni Myyrä 31 Finland FIN Gold 62.96
2 Gunnar Lindström 28 Sweden SWE Silver 60.92
3 Gene Oberst 22 United States USA Bronze 58.35
4 Yrjö Ekqvist 25 Finland FIN 57.56
5 William Neufeld 23 United States USA 56.96
6 Erik Blomqvist 27 Sweden SWE 56.85
7 Urho Peltonen 31 Finland FIN 55.66
8 Paavo Johansson 28 Finland FIN 55.10
9 Lajos Csejthey 29 Hungary HUN 54.86
10 Taka N'Gangué France FRA 54.65
11 Lee Priester 21 United States USA 54.51
12 Homer Whelchel 24 United States USA 52.98
13 Hugo Lilliér 29 Sweden SWE 52.95
14 Carlo Clemente 21 Italy ITA 52.74
15 Georgios Zakharopoulos 26 Greece GRE 51.17
16 Arvīds Ķibilds 28 Latvia LAT 50.15
17 Aleksander Klumberg 25 Estonia EST 49.61
18 Willy Seewald 23 Brazil BRA 49.39
19 Taki N'Dio France FRA 48.92
20 Samba Ciré France FRA 48.65
21T Hans Wipf Switzerland SUI 48.57
21T Emmanuel Degland 23 France FRA 48.57
23 Mór Kóczán 39 Czechoslovakia TCH 48.39
24 Jock Dalrymple 32 Great Britain GBR 46.92
25 Willi Moser 30 Switzerland SUI 46.80
26 Sławosz Szydłowski 29 Poland POL 46.00
27 Henri Dauban de Silhouette 22 Great Britain GBR 44.70
28 Vic Pickard 20 Canada CAN 44.69
AC Jiří Svoboda 20 Czechoslovakia TCH NM