Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Date July 8
Competitors 28 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
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The men's shot put event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 8, 1924.

28 shot putters from 15 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1924 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]

Qualification[edit]

The best six shot putters, all three groups counted together, qualified for the final. The throwing order and the throwing series are not available.

Group 1

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Bud Houser (USA) 14.995 1 Q
2  Ralph Hills (USA) 14.505 2 Q
3  Ville Pörhölä (FIN) 14.10 7
4  Bertil Jansson (SWE) 13.76 8
5  Harald Tammer (EST) 13.28 12
6  Ketil Askildt (NOR) 13.09 15
7  Daniel Pierre (FRA) 13.07 16
8  John O'Grady (IRL) 12.75 17
9  Arvīds Ķibilds (LAT) 12.53 19
10  Jesús Aguirre (MEX) 9.47 27

Group 2

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Hannes Torpo (FIN) 14.45 3 Q
2  Glenn Hartranft (USA) 14.405 4 Q
3  Elmer Niklander (FIN) 14.265 6 Q
4  Raoul Paoli (FRA) 13.535 9
5  Sixten Sundström (SWE) 13.53 10
6  Veljko Narančić (YUG) 13.215 13
7  Charles Beckwith (GBR) 12.48 20
8  Otto Garnus (SUI) 12.12 23
9  José Galimberti (BRA) 11.30 25
10  Dimitrios Karabatis (GRE) 10.955 26

Group 3

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Norman Anderson (USA) 14.29 5 Q
2  Akseli Takala (FIN) 13.315 11
3  Christos Vrettos (GRE) 13.125 14
4  Pál Bedő (HUN) 12.66 18
5  Werner Nüesch (SUI) 12.45 21
6  Maxime Bousselaire (FRA) 12.265 22
7  Rex Woods (GBR) 11.77 24
 Octávio Zani (BRA) NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day.

Only two competitors were able to improve their qualification width. Glenn Hartranft jumped from a fourth rank to the silver medal.

Place Athlete Qual. Width Final Width Distance
1  Bud Houser (USA) 14.995 14.995
2  Glenn Hartranft (USA) 14.405 14.895 14.895
3  Ralph Hills (USA) 14.505 14.64 14.64
4  Hannes Torpo (FIN) 14.45 14.45
5  Norman Anderson (USA) 14.29 14.29
6  Elmer Niklander (FIN) 14.265 14.265

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