Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 31
Competitors 8 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Ralph Rose  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Wesley Coe  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lawrence Feuerbach  United States
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The men's shot put 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 August 31, 1904. 8 athletes from 2 nations competed.


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

World Record 14.81(*) United States Ralph Rose Chicago (USA) May 21, 1904
Olympic Record 14.10 United States Richard Sheldon Paris (FRA) July 15, 1900

(*) unofficial

Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record in the his first try with 14.35 metres only to be bettered by Wesley Coe in his first try when he threw 14.40 metres. Finally Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record and repeated his own unofficial world record with 14.81 metres in his fifth throw.


Georgantas, the only non-American entrant, withdrew in disgust after officials called his first two attempts fouls for throwing.

Place Athlete Distance
1  Ralph Rose (USA) 14.81 OR
2  Wesley Coe (USA) 14.40
3  Lawrence Feuerbach (USA) 13.37
4  Martin Sheridan (USA) 12.39
5  Charles Chadwick (USA)
6  Albert Johnson (USA)
7  John Guiney (USA)
 Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) DQ