Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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The men's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, August 1, 1928.

Thirty-four discus throwers from 19 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Bud Houser
United States (USA)
 Antero Kivi
Finland (FIN)
 James Corson
United States (USA)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 48.20 United States Bud Houser Palo Alto (USA) April 2, 1926
Olympic Record 46.155 United States Bud Houser Paris (FRA) July 13, 1924

At first James Corson set a new Olympic record in the second round of the qualification with 47.00 metres. In the third round of the qualification Bud Houser bettered the Olympic record with 47.32 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The best six discus throwers, all four groups counted together, qualified for the final. The throwing order is not available and the throwing series are only available for the best six throwers.

Group 1

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Antero Kivi (FIN) 45.30 45.00 45.79 45.79 3 Q
2  Johan Trandem (NOR) 43.97 8
3  Fred Weicker (USA) 43.81 9
4  István Donogán (HUN) 41.78 17
5  František Douda (TCH) 41.19 20
6  Camillo Zemi (ITA) 39.95 23
7  Gerrit Postma (NED) 35.94 31
8  Fred Zinner (BEL) 34.35 32

Group 2

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  James Corson (USA) 44.50 47.00 OR 45.00 47.00 2 Q
2  Harald Stenerud (NOR) 43.00 44.82 43.00 44.82 4 Q
3  Gustav Kalkun (EST) 43.09 10
4  Jānis Jordāns (LAT) 42.78 12
5  Hermann Hänchen (GER) 42.08 14
6  Dimitrios Karabatis (GRE) 31.87 34

Group 3

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  John Anderson (USA) 43.50 44.25 43.00 44.25 5 Q
2  Eino Kenttä (FIN) 44.17 42.00 43.80 44.17 6 Q
3  Ketil Askilt (NOR) 42.57 13
4  Arturo Conturbia (SUI) 41.90 15
5  Kálmán Egri (HUN) 41.89 16
6  Gerrit Eijsker (NED) 39.80 17
7  Hans Hoffmeister (GER) 39.17 25
8  Raoul Paoli (FRA) 36.82 29
9  Yoshio Okita (JPN) 36.38 30
10  Jesús Aguirre (MEX) 33.21 33

Group 4

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Bud Houser (USA) X X 47.32 47.32 OR 1 Q
2  Ernst Paulus (GER) 44.15 7
3  Heikki Taskinen (FIN) 43.00 11
4  Józef Baran-Bilewski (POL) 41.77 18
5  Albino Pighi (ITA) 41.42 19
6  Kálmán Marvalits (HUN) 41.17 21
7  Jules Noël (FRA) 40.23 22
8  Héctor Benaprés (CHI) 38.18 26
9  Ichiro Furuyama (JPN) 37.89 27
10  Ion David (ROU) 37.49 28

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day and started at 2 p.m.

Place Athlete Qual. Width 1. 2. 3. Distance
1  Bud Houser (USA) 47.32 45.00 46.50 43.00 47.32 OR
2  Antero Kivi (FIN) 45.79 46.00 47.23 42.00 47.23
3  James Corson (USA) 47.00 45.40 46.50 47.10 47.10
4  Harald Stenerud (NOR) 44.82 43.50 42.00 45.80 45.80
5  John Anderson (USA) 44.25 44.50 44.87 43.00 44.87
6  Eino Kenttä (FIN) 44.17 40.50 41.10 42.00 44.17

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