Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw
|Men's discus throw
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Robert Garrett throwing the discus
|Competitors||9 from 6 nations|
|Athletics at the
1896 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
The men's discus throw was one of two throwing events on the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The discus throw was the fourth event held. It was contested on 6 April. 11 athletes competed, including one each from France, Sweden, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany as well as three Greeks and three Danes.
Many of the competitors had never thrown a discus before, as the event had never been held at an international competition. Robert Garrett of the United States was the last foreigner in the competition, and eventually defeated the famed Greek competitors to win the second modern Olympic gold medal.
|1||Robert Garrett (USA)||29.15 m||27.53||X||Unknown||28.72||29.15|
|2||Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE)||28.95 m||28.51||Unknown||28.88||28.95|
|3||Sotirios Versis (GRE)||27.78 m||Unknown|
|4||George S. Robertson (GBR)||25.20 m||Unknown||Did not advance|
|5-11||Alphonse Grisel (FRA)||Unknown||Unknown|
|Viggo Jensen (DEN)||Unknown||Unknown|
|Holger Nielsen (DEN)||Unknown||Unknown|
|Georgios Papasideris (GRE)||Unknown||Unknown|
|Henrik Sjöberg (SWE)||Unknown||Unknown|
|Unknown Competitor Name (DEN)||Unknown||Unknown|
|Unknown Competitor Name (GER)||Unknown||Unknown|
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