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
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.


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.


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


  • 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.