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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 2, 1928
Date Finished: August 2, 1928

Gold: SWE Erik Lundqvist
Silver: HUN Béla Szepes
Bronze: NOR Olav Sunde

Summary

Erik Lundqvist (SWE) was the dominant thrower in 1928, winning all but one of his meets. The world record holder was Eino Penttilä, but he performed poorly at the Olympics, finishing only sixth. In Amsterdam Lundqvist won with his first-round throw of 66.60 (218-6). Thirteen days later, he broke the world record with 71.01 (232-11¾), the first-ever throw over 70 metres.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Erik Lundqvist 19 Sweden SWE Gold OR
2 Béla Szepes 24 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Olav Sunde 24 Norway NOR Bronze
4 Paavo Liettu 23 Finland FIN
5 Bruno Schlokat 29 Germany GER
6 Eino Penttilä 21 Finland FIN
7 QR Stan Lay 21 New Zealand NZL
8 QR Johan Meimer 23 Estonia EST
9 QR Albert Lamppu 29 Finland FIN
10 QR Arthur Sager 23 United States USA
11 QR Erich Stoschek 25 Germany GER
12 QR Doral Pilling 22 Canada CAN
13 QR Kosaku Sumiyoshi 20 Japan JPN
14 QR Gunnar Lindström 32 Sweden SWE
15 QR Vilho Rinne 33 Finland FIN
16 QR Lee Bartlett 21 United States USA
17 QR Creth Hines 22 United States USA
18 QR Jules Herremans 23 Belgium BEL
19 QR Charles Harlow 25 United States USA
20 QR Georgios Zakharopoulos 30 Greece GRE
21 QR George Weightman-Smith 22 South Africa RSA
22 QR Gaston Étienne 26 Belgium BEL
23 QR Vilim Messner 24 Yugoslavia YUG
24 QR Emmanuel Degland 28 France FRA
25 QR Jaap Knol 31 Netherlands NED
26 QR Viktoras Ražaitis 20 Lithuania LTU
27 QR Otto Rottman Romania ROU
28 QR Joop van der Leij 29 Netherlands NED