Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the II Olympiad
VenueBois de Boulogne
DatesJuly 14 (qualifier)
July 15 (final)
Competitors16 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Rudolf Bauer
 Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) František Janda-Suk
 Bohemia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Richard Sheldon
 United States
← 1896
1904 →

The men's discus throw was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 14 and July 15, 1900. 16 discus throwers from eight nations competed.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics.

World Record 38.70(*) Sweden Gustaf Söderström Stockholm (SWE) September 18, 1897
Olympic Record 29.15 United States Robert Garrett Athens (GRE) April 6, 1896 (NS)

(*) unofficial

In the qualification Rudolf Bauer set a new Olympic record with 36.04 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualifier[edit]

All throwers competed in the qualifier, with the top five moving on to the final. The defending champion, Garrett, kept hitting the trees with his discus, and did not achieve a legal mark.

Place Athlete Distance
1  Rudolf Bauer (HUN) 36.04 m
2  František Janda-Suk (BOH) 35.04 m
3  Richard Sheldon (USA) 34.10 m
4  Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE) 34.04 m
5  Rezső Crettier (HUN) 33.65 m
6  Gustaf Söderström (SWE) 33.07 m
7  John Flanagan (USA) 33.00 m
8  Erik Lemming (SWE) 32.50 m
 Charles Winckler (DEN) 32.50 m
10  Josiah McCracken (USA) 32.00 m
11  Artúr Coray (HUN) 31.00 m
 Launceston Elliot (GBR) 31.00 m
13  Émile Gontier (FRA) 30.00 m
14  Gyula Strausz (HUN) 29.80 m
 Robert Garrett (USA) NM
 Truxtun Hare (USA) NM

Final[edit]

No positions changed during the final, despite the leader not being able to improve upon his qualifying marks.

Place Athlete Distance Qualifier
1  Rudolf Bauer (HUN) Unknown 36.04 m
2  František Janda-Suk (BOH) 35.14 m 35.04 m
3  Richard Sheldon (USA) 34.60 m 34.10 m
4  Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE) 34.50 m 34.04 m
5  Rezső Crettier (HUN) Unknown 33.65 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Discus Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.

Sources[edit]

  • International Olympic Committee.
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.