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

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue Bois de Boulogne
Date July 16
Competitors 5 from 2 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Flanagan
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Truxtun Hare
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Josiah McCracken
 United States
1904 →

The men's hammer throw was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 16, 1900. Five hammer throwers from two nations competed.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 51.10(*) United Kingdom John Flanagan(**) New York (USA) September 23, 1899
Olympic Record none

(*) unofficial

(**) Flanagan represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before becoming a US citizen.

John Flanagan set the first Olympic record for this event with 51.01 metres.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Distance
1  John Flanagan (USA) 51.01 m
2  Truxtun Hare (USA) 46.26 m
3  Josiah McCracken (USA) 43.58 m
4  Erik Lemming (SWE) Unknown
5  Karl Staaf (SWE) Unknown

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.