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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Decathlon Javelin throw

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 30, 1956
Date Finished: November 30, 1956

Gold: USA Milt Campbell
Silver: USA Rafer Johnson
Bronze: URS Vasily Kuznetsov

Javelin throw

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D P(1952T) P(1985T)
1 Vasily Kuznetsov 24 Soviet Union URS 65.13 854 815 OB
2 Uno Palu 23 Soviet Union URS 61.59 768 762
3 Rafer Johnson 21 United States USA 60.27 738 742
4 Torbjörn Lassenius 25 Finland FIN 59.33 717 728
5 Pat Leane 26 Australia AUS 58.83 706 720
6 John Cann 18 Australia AUS 57.89 686 706
7 Yang C. K. 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 57.88 685 706
8 Milt Campbell 22 United States USA 57.08 668 694
9 Ian Bruce 21 Australia AUS 51.38 554 609
10 Martin Lauer 19 Germany GER 50.66 540 598
11 Walter Meier 29 Germany GER 47.97 492 559
12 Bob Richards 30 United States USA 44.09 423 502
13 Nadjmeddin Farabi Iran IRI 41.23 375 460
AC Yuriy Kutenko 24 Soviet Union URS 0 0 NM