Gunnar Lindström, Sweden

Gunnar Lindström

World Record: 66.62m (218’ 7”)         Eksjo, Sweden            12 Oct 1924

Gunnar Lindström had come in second to Myyrä at the 1924 Olympics, 60.92 meters (199’ 10”) to 62.96 meters (206’ 7”). Three months later Lindström threw a world record 66.62 meters, (218’ 7”) at a meet in Eksjo, in southern Sweden.

In 1925 he threw the javelin even further, 67.31 meters (220’ 10”), at the Bislett Games in Oslo, but this record was disallowed on the grounds of „excess wind”. Officials in those days had varying ideas about what constituted excess wind.

Lindström failed to qualify for the final at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam.

source: World Record Breakers in Track & Field Athletics







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