Richard Sheldon

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For the Church of England clergyman, see Richard Sheldon (controversialist).
Richard Sheldon
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Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold Paris 1900 Shot Put
Bronze Paris 1900 Discus

Richard Sheldon (July 9, 1878 - January 23, 1935) was the winner of the gold medal in the men's shot put at the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France. Sheldon, an American, won with a throw of 14.10 m. He also won a bronze medal in the discus throw. Sheldon's brother Lewis competed at the same Olympics, winning two bronze medals in jumping events.