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Javelin Throw

1906 Eric Lemming, Sweden 175 ft 6 in
1908 Eric Lemming, Sweden 179 ft 10.5 in
1912 Eric Lemming, Sweden 198 ft 11.25 in
1920 Jonni Myyra, Finland 215 ft 9.75 in
1924 Jonni Myyra, Finland 206 ft 6.75 in
1928 Eric Lundquist, Sweden 218 ft 6.125 in
1932 Matti Jarvinen, Finland 238 ft 7 in
1936 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany 235 ft 8.3125 in
1948 Kaj Rautavaara, Finland 228 ft 10.5 in
1952 Cy Young, United States 242 ft 0.75 in
1956 Egil Danielsen, Norway 281 ft 2.25 in
1960 Viktor Tsibuelnko, USSR 277 ft 8.375 in
1964 Pauli Nevala, Finland 271 ft 2.25 in
1968 Janis Lusis, USSR 295 ft 7 in
1972 Klaus Wolfermann, West Germany 296 ft 10 in
1976 Miklos Nemeth, Hungary 310 ft 4 in
1980 Dainis Kula, USSR 299 ft 2.375 in
1984 Arto Haerkoenen, Finland 284 ft 8 in
1988 Tapio Korjus, Finland 276 ft 6 in
1992 Jan Zelezny, Czechoslovakia 294 ft 2 in
1996 Jan Zelezny, Czech Republic 289 ft 3 in
2000 Jan Zelezny, Czech Republic 295 ft 9.5 in
2004 Andreas Thorkildsen, Norway 283 ft 9.51 in
2008 Andreas Thorkildsen, Norway 297 ft 1.74 in*

*Olympic record.


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