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|