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Athletics at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Javelin Throw

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 17, 1908
Date Finished: July 17, 1908

Gold: SWE Eric Lemming
Silver: NOR Arne Halse
Bronze: SWE Otto Nilsson


[Eric Lemming] defended his gold medal in this event, and would win again in 1912, matching John Flanagan's record of three consecutive field event Olympic championships. Lemming was the first great javelinist. In the era before officially recognized world records, he set his first world best in 1899, and between then and 1912 he set 12 marks that could be considered world records. His final mark, 62.32, set in Stockholm on 29 September 1912, became the first officially recognized record in the javelin.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D(M) D(I)
1 Eric Lemming 28 Sweden SWE Gold 54.83 179-10½ OR
2 Arne Halse 20 Norway NOR Silver 50.57 165-11
3 Otto Nilsson 28 Sweden SWE Bronze 47.11 154-6¼
4 Aarne Salovaara 21 Finland FIN 45.89 150-6¾
5 Armas Pesonen 23 Finland FIN 45.17 148-2¾
6 Juho Halme 19 Finland FIN 44.96 147-6
7 Jalmari Sauli 18 Finland FIN
AC John Johansen 25 Norway NOR
AC Kharalambos Zouras 23 Greece GRE
AC Hugo Wieslander 18 Sweden SWE
AC Henry Leeke 28 Great Britain GBR
AC Jimmy Tremeer 33 Great Britain GBR
AC Ernest May 29 Great Britain GBR
AC Evert Jakobsson 22 Finland FIN
AC Jarl Jakobsson 27 Finland FIN
AC Karl Bechler 22 Germany GER