Gary Stenlund
Personal information
Born (1940-08-07) August 7, 1940 (age 83)
Longview, Washington
EventJavelin throw
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1967 Winnipeg Javelin Throw

Gary Michael Stenlund (born August 7, 1940) is an American athlete. He competed in the men's javelin throw at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1] Throwing for Oregon State University, he finished second at the 1960 NCAA Championships.[2]

Stenlund's career was probably held back by his problem with alcoholism which showed even during his participation in the Olympic Trials.[3] He was well into his 40s before he achieved sobriety following several DUI arrests.

Returning to Masters competition, he is the current World Record holder in the M75 Javelin throw. He is also the former M70 world record holder, set in Sacramento, California, while winning the Masters Athletics World Championships.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gary Stenlund Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Gary Stenlund-246-3-Javelin-NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Championships". Oregon Runners. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Hoffer, Richard (September 22, 2009). Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781416593898. Retrieved April 21, 2018 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 19, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)