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Javelin Throw

Find the Olympic gold-medal times for the men's javelin throw competition from 1908 to the present.

Year  Distance Record
1908 Eric Lemming, SWE 179-10 WR
1912 Eric Lemming, SWE 198-11 WR
1920 Jonni Myyrä, FIN 215-10 OR
1924 Jonni Myyrä, FIN 206- 7  
1928 Erik Lundkvist, SWE 218- 6 OR
1932 Matti Järvinen, FIN 238- 6 OR
1936 Gerhard Stöck, GER 235- 8  
1948 Kai Tapio Rautavaara, FIN 228-10  
1952 Cy Young, USA 242- 1 OR
1956 Egil Danielson, NOR 281- 2 WR
1960 Viktor Tsibulenko, USSR 277- 8  
1964 Pauli Nevala, FIN 271- 2  
1968 Jänis Lüsis, USSR 295- 7 OR
1972 Klaus Wolfermann, W. Ger 296-10 OR
1976 Miklos Németh, HUN 310- 4 WR
1980 Dainis Kula, USSR 299- 2  
1984 Arto Härkönen, FIN 284- 8  
1988 Tapio Korjus, FIN 276- 6  
1992 Jan Zelezny, CZE294- 2* OR
1996Jan Zelezny, CZR289- 3 
2000Jan Zelezny, CZR295- 10OR
2004 Andreas Thorkildsen, NOR283- 9 
2008 Andreas Thorkildsen, NOR 297- 1 OR
2012 Keshorn Walcott, TRI 277-5 7/8  
*In 1986 the balance point of the javelin was modified and new records have been kept since.

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