Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the II Olympiad
VenueBois de Boulogne
DatesJuly 14 (qualifier)
July 15 (final)
Competitors11 from 5 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Richard Sheldon
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Josiah McCracken
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Robert Garrett
 United States
← 1896
1904 →

The men's shot put was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 14 and July 15, 1900. 11 shot putters from five nations competed.[1]

Records[edit]

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

World Record 14.75(*) Canada George Gray Ottawa (CAN) August 1, 1898
Olympic Record 11.22 United States Robert Garrett Athens (GRE) April 7, 1896 (NS)

(*) unofficial

Richard Sheldon set a new Olympic record in the qualification with 13.80 metres and improved his mark in the final to 14.10 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualifier[edit]

All throwers competed in the qualifier on July 14. The top five advanced to the final.

Versis did not record a fair mark and it is not clear if he actually competed.

Place Athlete Distance
1  Richard Sheldon (USA) 13.80 m
2  Josiah McCracken (USA) 12.85 m
3  Robert Garrett (USA) 12.37 m
4  Rezső Crettier (HUN) 11.58 m
5  Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE) 11.29 m
6  Gustaf Söderström (SWE) 11.18 m
7  Artúr Coray (HUN) 11.13 m
8  Truxtun Hare (USA) 10.92 m
9  August Nilsson (SWE) 10.86 m
10  Charles Winckler (DEN) 10.76 m
 Sotirios Versis (GRE) NM

Final[edit]

Qualifier marks were still valid in the final. McCracken and Garrett did not compete, as the final was held on July 15, a Sunday. No changes in position occurred during the final.

Place Athlete Distance Qualifier
1  Richard Sheldon (USA) 14.10 m 13.80 m
2  Josiah McCracken (USA) NM 12.85 m
3  Robert Garrett (USA) NM 12.37 m
4  Rezső Crettier (HUN) 12.07 m 11.58 m
5  Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (GRE) 11.52 m 11.29 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Shot Put". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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