Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the III Olympiad
1904 Ralph Rose in action.JPG
Ralph Rose on the way to the bronze medal.
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 29
Competitors 6 from 1 nation
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
«1900 1908»
Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
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The men's hammer throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1904. Six athletes, all from the United States, competed.

Flanagan, the reigning champion, defended his gold medal and set a new Olympic record.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 52.71(*) United States John Flanagan New York (USA) July 31, 1904
Olympic Record 51.01 United States John Flanagan Paris (FRA) July 16, 1900

(*) unofficial

John Flanagan bettered the Olympic record with 51.23 metres.


Place Athlete Distance
1  John Flanagan (USA) 51.23 OR
2  John DeWitt (USA) 50.26
3  Ralph Rose (USA) 45.73
4  Charles Chadwick (USA) 42.78
5  James Mitchell (USA)
6  Albert Johnson (USA)