Stan Lay was a champion javelin thrower. He won the javelin event at the British championships in 1928 with a throw of 67.9 metres. Officials mistakenly thought Lay had set a new world record, but it was still the longest throw by a Commonwealth athlete, a record which stood for 26 years. He was a favourite for the 1928 Olympics, but was not able to maintain his form and did not make the final.
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