Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 56 pound weight throw
|Men's 56 pound weight throw
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Competitors||12 from 4 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 56 pound weight throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. It was the second appearance of this event after the debut in 1904. The Intercalated Games in 1906 saw a stone throw event. The competition was held on Friday, August 20, 1920 and on Saturday, August 21, 1920.
Twelve throwers from four nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
|Olympic Record||10.46||Étienne Desmarteau||St. Louis (USA)||September 1, 1904|
Pat McDonald bettered the Olympic record in the qualification with 11.00 metres and in the final with 11.265 metres. As the competition has been discontinued, his Olympic record still stands.
The best six throwers qualified for the final.
|1||Pat McDonald (USA)||11.00||1||11.265 OR|
|2||Patrick Ryan (USA)||10.925||2||10.965|
|3||Carl Johan Lind (SWE)||10.255||3||10.255|
|4||Archie McDiarmid (CAN)||9.475||4||10.12|
|5||Malcolm Svensson (SWE)||9.45||5||9.455|
|6||Johan Pettersson (FIN)||9.375||6||9.375|
|7||Edward Roberts (USA)||9.36|
|8||Elmer Niklander (FIN)||8.865|
|9||Ville Pörhölä (FIN)||8.85|
|10||James McEachern (USA)||8.84|
|11||Nils Linde (SWE)||8.635|
|12||Robert Olsson (SWE)||8.555|
- Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 24 August 2007.