Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw
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|Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Competitors||12 from 5 nations|
|Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3000 m steeplechase||men|
|4×100 m relay||men|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|3000 m team race||men|
|3 km walk||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|56 lb weight throw||men|
The men's hammer throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, August 18, 1920. 12 throwers from 5 nations competed; four from Sweden, four from the United States, two from Canada, one from Great Britain, and one from Finland.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||57.77||Patrick Ryan||New York (USA)||August 17, 1913|
|Olympic Record||54.74||Matt McGrath||Stockholm (SWE)||July 14, 1912|
The best six hammer throwers qualified for the final.
|1||Patrick Ryan (USA)||52.875||1||52.875|
|2||Carl Johan Lind (SWE)||48.00||3||48.43|
|3||Basil Bennett (USA)||48.25||2||48.25|
|4||Malcolm Svensson (SWE)||47.29||4||47.29|
|5||Matt McGrath (USA)||46.67||5||46.67|
|6||Tom Nicolson (GBR)||45.70||6||45.70|
|7||Nils Linde (SWE)||44.885|
|8||James McEachern (USA)||44.70|
|9||Archie McDiarmid (CAN)||44.66|
|10||Robert Olsson (SWE)||44.19|
|11||Johan Pettersson (FIN)||41.76|
|—||John Cameron (CAN)||0.00|
- Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 24 August 2007.