| Athletics at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on 24 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
|Gold||Cy Young (USA)|
|Silver||Bill Miller (USA)|
|Bronze||Toivo Hyytiäinen (FIN)|
|Standing records prior to the 1952 Summer Olympics|
|World Record||Yrjö Nikkanen (FIN)||78.70 m||October 16, 1938||Kotka, Finland|
|Olympic Record||Matti Järvinen (FIN)||72.71 m||August 4, 1932||Los Angeles, United States|
Qualification: Qualifying Performance 64.00 advance to the Final.
|3||B||Viktor Tsybulenko||Soviet Union||69.42|
|4||A||Bud Held||United States||68.62|
|6||B||Cy Young||United States||67.26|
|11||B||Dick Miller||Great Britain||64.81|
|13||B||Bill Miller||United States||64.81|
|16||B||Yury Shcherbakov||Soviet Union||64.39|
|17||A||Vladimir Kuznetsov||Soviet Union||64.38|
|19||A||Michael Denley||Great Britain||61.58|
|25||B||Reinaldo Oliver||Puerto Rico||52.40|
|Cy Young||United States||68.45||73.78||72.80||65.73||71.73||x||73.78||OR|
|Bill Miller||United States||72.46||71.65||63.95||65.41||66.97||70.45||72.46|
|4||Viktor Tsybulenko||Soviet Union||71.72||70.44||66.48||71.37||66.49||x||71.72|
|6||Vladimir Kuznetsov||Soviet Union||70.37||65.71||64.81||56.16||58.08||60.10||70.37|
|9||Bud Held||United States||68.42||x||x||68.42|
|13||Yury Shcherbakov||Soviet Union||64.52||60.09||60.79||64.52|
|14||Dick Miller||Great Britain||x||63.75||59.64||63.75|
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