Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw
|Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Ralph Rose on the way to the bronze medal.
|Competitors||6 from 1 nation|
|Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2590 m steeplechase||men|
|4 mile team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
|56 pound weight throw||men|
The men's hammer throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1904. Six athletes, all from the United States, competed.
Flanagan, the reigning champion, defended his gold medal and set a new Olympic record.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||52.71(*)||John Flanagan||New York (USA)||July 31, 1904|
|Olympic Record||51.01||John Flanagan||Paris (FRA)||July 16, 1900|
(*) unofficial - The IAAF didn't begin to recognize World Records in this event until 1912.
John Flanagan bettered the only Olympic record with 51.20 meters.
|1||John Flanagan (USA)||51.23 OR|
|2||John DeWitt (USA)||50.26|
|3||Ralph Rose (USA)||45.73|
|4||Charles Chadwick (USA)||42.78|
|5||James Mitchell (USA)|
|6||Albert Johnson (USA)|
- "World Record Progession". trackandfield.about.com. About.com. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 14 December 2006.