Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 21–22
Competitors 16 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    United States
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Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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The men's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Saturday, August 21, 1920 and on Sunday, August 22, 1920.

16 discus throwers from eight nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.58 United States James Duncan New York (USA) May 12, 1912
Olympic Record 45.21 Flag of Finland Armas Taipale Stockholm (SWE) July 12, 1912

Results[edit]

The best six discus throwers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1  Elmer Niklander (FIN) 44.685 1 44.685
2  Armas Taipale (FIN) 44.19 2 44.19
3  Gus Pope (USA) 42.13 3 42.13
4  Oscar Zallhagen (SWE) 40.16 5 41.07
5  Kenneth Bartlett (USA) 40.875 4 40.875
6  Allan Eriksson (SWE) 39.41 6 39.41
7  Valther Jensen (DEN) 38.23
8  Ville Pörhölä (FIN) 38.19
9  Aurelio Lenzi (ITA) 37.75
10  Kenneth Wilson (USA) 37.58
11  André Tison (FRA) 37.35
12  Jonni Myyrä (FIN) 37.00
13  František Hoplíček (TCH) 36.75
14  Émile Ecuyer (FRA) 36.10
15  Daniel Pierre (FRA) 35.53
16  Arthur Delaender (BEL) 32.00

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 24 August 2007.  (Polish)