Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueEstadio Olímpico Universitario
DatesOctober 15 (qualifications)
October 16 (final)
Competitors29 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jānis Lūsis
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jorma Kinnunen
 Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gergely Kulcsár
 Hungary
← 1964
1972 →

The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place on October 15–16 at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario.[1] The qualifying standard was 80 m (262 ft 5+12 in).[2]

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[3]

World record Soviet Union Jānis Lūsis 91.98 m Saarijarvi, Finland June 23, 1968
Olympic record  Egil Danielsen (NOR) 85.71 m Melbourne, Australia November 26, 1956

Results

Qualifying Round

Rank Series Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Karl-Åke Nilsson  Sweden x x 84.74 84.74 Q
2 A Jānis Lūsis  Soviet Union 83.68 83.68 Q
3 A Jorma Kinnunen  Finland x 74.16 83.16 83.16 Q
4 B Walter Pektor  Austria 82.16 82.16 Q
5 A Manfred Stolle  East Germany 81.88 81.88 Q
6 A Gergely Kulcsár  Hungary 81.56 81.56 Q
7 A Mark Murro  United States 74.14 81.14 81.14 Q
8 A Władysław Nikiciuk  Poland 74.16 78.22 81.00 81.00 Q
9 A Urs von Wartburg  Switzerland 76.58 80.66 80.66 Q
10 A Janusz Sidlo  Poland 74.90 80.12 80.12 Q
11 B Aurelio Janet  Cuba 80.10 80.10 Q
12 A Hermann Salomon  West Germany 79.48 x 76.50 79.48 q
13 A Rolf Herings  West Germany 79.08 77.00 78.70 79.08
14 A Pauli Nevala  Finland x 77.90 x 77.90
15 A Mart Paama  Soviet Union 74.18 77.26 74.64 77.26
16 B Klaus Wolfermann  West Germany 75.78 71.40 75.02 75.78
17 B Miklós Németh  Hungary 74.56 74.82 75.50 75.50
18 B Dave Travis  Great Britain 74.24 74.36 70.84 74.36
19 B Lode Wyns  Belgium 73.68 x x 73.68
20 B Gary Stenlund  United States 73.52 68.88 71.44 73.52
21 A Frank Covelli  United States 70.30 x 73.04 73.04
22 B William Heikkila  Canada 70.10 71.20 70.78 71.20
23 B Nashatar Singh Sidhu  Malaysia x 63.58 70.70 70.70
24 B Rolf Hoppe  Chile 68.32 65.82 65.86 68.32
25 B Viliame Liga  Fiji x 61.62 62.32 62.32
26 B Donald Velez  Nicaragua 48.92 x 61.32 61.32
27 B Rolf Bühler  Switzerland 61.06 x x 61.06
B Samsam Akka  Morocco DNS
B Panagiotis Pierrakos  Greece DNS

Finals

The eight highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jānis Lūsis  Soviet Union 81.74 86.34 82.66 84.40 x 90.10 90.10 OR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jorma Kinnunen  Finland 86.30 x x 79.00 85.82 88.58 88.58
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gergely Kulcsár  Hungary 83.10 x 83.82 87.06 85.14 83.40 87.06
4 Władysław Nikiciuk  Poland x 85.70 82.24 x 82.32 80.44 85.70
5 Manfred Stolle  East Germany x 76.86 81.52 84.42 x 79.72 84.42
6 Karl-Ake Nilsson  Sweden 83.48 x x x 76.74 79.76 83.48
7 Janusz Sidło  Poland 80.00 76.36 80.58 75.50 77.86 76.46 80.58
8 Urs von Wartburg  Switzerland 80.56 77.06 77.22 x x x 80.56
9 Mark Murro  United States 80.06 80.08 x 80.08
10 Walter Pektor  Austria 75.64 77.40 x 77.40
11 Aurelio Janet  Cuba x 74.88 x 74.88
12 Hermann Salomon  West Germany x 71.64 73.50 73.50

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