Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 17–18
Competitors 20 from 10 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 shot put event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, August 17, 1920 and on Wednesday, August 18, 1920.

Twenty shot putters from ten nations competed.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 15.54 United States Ralph Rose San Francisco (USA) August 21, 1909
16.56(*) United States Ralph Rose Healdsburg (USA) June 26, 1909
Olympic Record 15.34 United States Pat McDonald Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912

(*) unofficial, set in an exhibition

Results[edit]

The best six shot putters qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1  Ville Pörhölä (FIN) 14.035 3 14.81
2  Elmer Niklander (FIN) 14.155 1 14.155
3  Harry Liversedge (USA) 13.755 4 14.15
4  Pat McDonald (USA) 14.08 2 14.08
5  Einar Nilsson (SWE) 13.735 5 13.87
6  Harald Tammer (EST) 13.605 6 13.605
7  George Bihlman (USA) 13.575
8  Howard Cann (USA) 13.52
9  Bertil Jansson (SWE) 13.27
10  Armas Taipale (FIN) 12.945
11  Frederik Petersen (DEN) 12.525
12  Raoul Paoli (FRA) 12.485
13  Aurelio Lenzi (ITA) 12.325
14  Giuseppe Tugnoli (ITA) 12.07
15  Henri Dozolme (FRA) 11.965
16  Erik Blomqvist (SWE) 11.935
17  Ignacio Izaguirre (ESP) 11.235
18  Gaston Wuyts (BEL) 11.045
19  Luigi Antognini (SUI) 10.32
20  Léon Pothier (BEL) 10.10

References[edit]

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