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Verner Järvinen Venne "Verner" Järvinen (4 March 1870 – 31 January 1941) was a Finnish athlete, who competed mostly in the throwing events. A gold medalist in the Greek-style discus from the 1906 Intercalated Games, he went on to win a bronze in the same event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Verner Järvinen At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain, Järvinen finished third in the Greek-style discus and fourth in the regular discus. Both competitions were won by Sheridan. Järvinen also competed in the shot and the javelin, but without any notable success.
Verner Järvinen Originally one of Finland's leading wrestlers, Järvinen switched to athletics with that sport's rising popularity in early 20th century Finland. Järvinen established national records in both discus throw and hammer throw, yet the latter would be the one throwing event in which he never competed at an Olympics.
Verner Järvinen Three of his four sons – Kalle, Aki and Matti – would become noted Olympians in their own right. Kalle Järvinen broke the European record in shot put with a 1927 mark of 15.17 m, and competed in that event at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Aki Järvinen was a two-time Olympic silver medalist and a world record holder in the decathlon, while Matti was even more successful in the javelin, winning the Olympic gold in 1932 and breaking the world record no less than ten times. All of the sons were originally coached by their father.
Verner Järvinen At his first Olympics in Athens 1906 (now no longer officially recognized by the IOC), Järvinen was a solid medal candidate in multiple events. In the shot put he reportedly had the longest efforts (albeit in the absence of defending champion Ralph Rose), but was disqualified for throwing the shot. In the javelin he finished fifth behind four Swedes, less than a meter behind silver medalist Knut Lindberg. In the discus he finished third, with defending champion Martin Sheridan taking the top spot. Finally, on 1 May, Järvinen won the gold medal in the Greek-style discus competition.
Verner Järvinen Järvinen appeared at the Olympics for one more time in 1912, this time competing only in the discus. At age 42, he finished 15th in the regular discus and 12th in the both hands competition.
Matti Järvinen Järvinen was the son of Verner Järvinen, an Olympic bronze medalist in discus throw. His brother Akilles Järvinen was a decathlon world record holder and two-time Olympic silver medalist. His other brother Kalle was a shot putter and also an Olympian.
Discus throw at the Olympics Martin Sheridan, the Olympic champion in 1904 and 1908, won the 1906 title as well. A 1904 medallist, Nikolaos Georgantas, was runner-up, while Verner Järvinen took the bronze medal in addition to the Greek-style event gold medal he won at the 1906 Games.
Hammer throw at the Olympics Martin Sheridan, the Olympic champion in 1904 and 1908, won the 1906 title as well. A 1904 medallist, Nikolaos Georgantas, was runner-up, while Verner Järvinen took the bronze medal in addition to the Greek-style event gold medal he won at the 1906 Games.
Nikolaos Georgantas Two years later in Athens in his home country of Greece he won the gold medal in the stone throw competition in the 1906 Intercalated Games. He added two silvers to this to complete his collection. He was second in the Greek style discus throw behind Finland’s Verner Järvinen who he pushed into third when finishing second in the discus again behind America's Martin Sheridan who won for the second Olympics running.