Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates September 3
Competitors 6 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Martin Sheridan  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ralph Rose  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nikolaos Georgantas  Greece
← 1900
1908 →

The men's discus throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. The competition was held on Saturday, September 3, 1904. Six athletes from two nations competed.

Sheridan and Rose tied for the lead, both throwing 39.28 metres to jointly set a new Olympic record. A throw-off determined the eventual champion.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 43.21(*) France Marius Eynard Paris (FRA) May 2, 1903
Olympic Record 36.04 Hungary Rudolf Bauer Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900

(*) unofficial

At first Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record with 39.28 metres, later Martin Sheridan equalized his record.


Martin Sheridan throws the discus on the way to finishing with the gold.
Nikolaos Georgantas throwing the discus on the way to finishing with the bronze.
John Flanagan throwing the discus on the way to finishing in fourth place.
Place Athlete Distance Throw-off
1  Martin Sheridan (USA) 39.28 OR 38.97
2  Ralph Rose (USA) 39.28 OR 36.74
3  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) 37.68
4  John Flanagan (USA) 36.14
5  John Biller (USA)
6  James Mitchell (USA)


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