Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put
|Men's shot put
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||Bois de Boulogne|
|Dates||July 14 (qualifier)
July 15 (final)
|Competitors||11 from 5 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||14.75(*)||George Gray||Ottawa (CAN)||August 1, 1898|
|Olympic Record||11.22||Robert Garrett||Athens (GRE)||April 7, 1896 (NS)|
Richard Sheldon set a new Olympic record in the qualification with 13.80 metres and improved his mark in the final to 14.10 metres.
All throwers competed in the qualifier on July 14. The top five advanced to the final.
Versis did not record a fair mark and it is not clear if he actually competed.
|1||Richard Sheldon (USA)||13.80 m|
|2||Josiah McCracken (USA)||12.85 m|
|3||Robert Garrett (USA)||12.37 m|
|4||Rezső Crettier (HUN)||11.58 m|
|5||Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE)||11.29 m|
|6||Gustaf Söderström (SWE)||11.18 m|
|7||Artúr Coray (HUN)||11.13 m|
|8||Truxtun Hare (USA)||10.92 m|
|9||August Nilsson (SWE)||10.86 m|
|10||Charles Winckler (DEN)||10.76 m|
|—||Sotirios Versis (GRE)||NM|
Qualifier marks were still valid in the final. McCracken and Garrett did not compete, as the final was held on July 15, a Sunday. No changes in position occurred during the final.
|1||Richard Sheldon (USA)||14.10 m||13.80 m|
|2||Josiah McCracken (USA)||NM||12.85 m|
|3||Robert Garrett (USA)||NM||12.37 m|
|4||Rezső Crettier (HUN)||12.07 m||11.58 m|
|5||Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE)||11.52 m||11.29 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.