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Men's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 14, 1964
Date Finished: October 14, 1964

Gold: FIN Pauli Nevala
Silver: HUN Gergely Kulcsár
Bronze: URS Jānis Lūsis

Summary

Just before the Olympics, Norway's Terje Pedersen threw 91.72 (300-11), which was a world record and was the first throw ever over 90 metres, and over 300 feet. But the favorites were Janusz Sidło, 1954 and 1958 European Champion, and the 1962 European Champ, Soviet Jānis Lūsis. Pedersen disappointed in the qualifying and did not make the final. Sidło led in round one with 80.17 (263-0¼), but Lūsis moved ahead in round two with 80.57 (264-4), which would be his best mark. Hungary's Gergely Kulcsár opened round four with 82.32 (270-1) to take the lead, but Finland's Pauli Nevala surpassed that in the round with 82.66 (271-2½), winning the gold medal, as nobody got over 80 metres in the final two rounds.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Pauli Nevala 23 Finland FIN Gold
2 Gergely Kulcsár 30 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Jānis Lūsis 25 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Janusz Sidło 31 Poland POL
5 Urs von Wartburg 27 Switzerland SUI
6 Jorma Kinnunen 22 Finland FIN
7 Rolf Herings 24 Germany GER
8 Vladimir Kuznetsov 33 Soviet Union URS
9 Władysław Nikiciuk 24 Poland POL
10 Khristos Pierrakos 24 Greece GRE
11 Ed Red 22 United States USA
12 Hans Schenk 28 Germany GER
13 QR Terje Pedersen 21 Norway NOR
14 QR Hermann Salomon 26 Germany GER
15 QR Carlo Lievore 26 Italy ITA
16 QR Les Tipton 22 United States USA
17 QR Viktor Aksonov 23 Soviet Union URS
18 QR Michel Macquet 32 France FRA
19 QR Takashi Miki 25 Japan JPN
20 QR Willy Rasmussen 26 Norway NOR
21 QR Frank Covelli 27 United States USA
22 QR Hideta Kanai 26 Japan JPN
23 QR Park Su-Gwon 23 South Korea KOR
24 QR Patricio Etcheverry 21 Chile CHI
25 QR Nashatar Singh Sidhu 25 Malaysia MAS