Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 56 pound weight throw

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Men's 56 pound weight throw
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates September 1
Competitors 6 from 2 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Canada
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
  1920»
Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
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56 pound weight throw men
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The men's 56 pound weight throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the event was held. It would not appear on the Olympic program again until the 1920 Summer Olympics, which would be the last time the 56 pound weight was thrown in the Olympic Games. The competition was held on September 1, 1904.

6 athletes from 2 nations competed. It was one of only 2 (out of 25) events not won by an American.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Width
1  Étienne Desmarteau (CAN) 10.46 m OR
2  John Flanagan (USA) 10.16 m
3  James Mitchell (USA) 10.13 m
4  Charles Henneman (USA) 9.18 m
5  Charles Chadwick (USA)
6  Ralph Rose (USA) 8.53 m

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