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
Venue Bois de Boulogne
Dates July 14 (qualifier)
July 15 (final)
Competitors 16 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Rudolf Bauer
2nd, silver medalist(s) František Janda-Suk
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Richard Sheldon
 United States
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Athletics at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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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.


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.



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


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


  • 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.