Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 4, 1932
Date Finished: August 4, 1932
Format: Final only.
Since 1930, Matti Järvinen had set six world records (five ratified) in the javelin and was a heavy favorite in Los Angeles. His first five throws were all over 70 metres, all good enough to win the gold medal, with his best of 72.71 (238-6¾) coming in the third round. Järvinen’s two brothers, Kalle Järvinen and Akilles Järvinen also competed in Los Angeles, Akilles getting silver in the decathlon and Kalle placing 12th in the shot put.
|5||Lee Bartlett||25||United States||USA||64.46|
|6||Ken Churchill||21||United States||USA||63.24|
|7||Malcolm Metcalf||21||United States||USA||61.89|