Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw
|Men's discus throw
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||Bois de Boulogne|
|Dates||July 14 (qualifier)
July 15 (final)
|Competitors||16 from 8 nations|
|Athletics at the
1900 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2500 m steeplechase||men|
|4000 m steeplechase||men|
|5000 m team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||38.70(*)||Gustaf Söderström||Stockholm (SWE)||September 18, 1897|
|Olympic Record||29.15||Robert Garrett||Athens (GRE)||April 6, 1896 (NS)|
In the qualification Rudolf Bauer set a new Olympic record with 36.04 metres.
All throwers competed in the qualifier, with the top five moving on to the final. The defending champion, Garrett, kept hitting the trees with his discus, and did not achieve a legal mark.
|1||Rudolf Bauer (HUN)||36.04 m|
|2||František Janda-Suk (BOH)||35.04 m|
|3||Richard Sheldon (USA)||34.10 m|
|4||Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE)||34.04 m|
|5||Rezső Crettier (HUN)||33.65 m|
|6||Gustaf Söderström (SWE)||33.07 m|
|7||John Flanagan (USA)||33.00 m|
|8||Erik Lemming (SWE)||32.50 m|
|Charles Winckler (DEN)||32.50 m|
|10||Josiah McCracken (USA)||32.00 m|
|11||Artúr Coray (HUN)||31.00 m|
|Launceston Elliot (GBR)||31.00 m|
|13||Émile Gontier (FRA)||30.00 m|
|14||Gyula Strausz (HUN)||29.80 m|
|—||Robert Garrett (USA)||NM|
|Truxtun Hare (USA)||NM|
No positions changed during the final, despite the leader not being able to improve upon his qualifying marks.
|1||Rudolf Bauer (HUN)||Unknown||36.04 m|
|2||František Janda-Suk (BOH)||35.14 m||35.04 m|
|3||Richard Sheldon (USA)||34.60 m||34.10 m|
|4||Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE)||34.50 m||34.04 m|
|5||Rezső Crettier (HUN)||Unknown||33.65 m|
- International Olympic Committee.
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at .
- Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.