Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's Greek discus throw

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Men's Greek-style discus throw
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date 18 July
Competitors 23 from 8 nations
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Finland
Athletics at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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Greek discus men
Freestyle javelin men

The men's Greek-style discus throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on 18 July 1908. In the Greek-style event, throwers hurled the discus from atop a rectangular platform raised above the ground. Throwing style was strictly prescribed by the rules of the event. The event had been contested at the 1906 Summer Olympics, but was not held again after 1908.


Place Name Nation Distance
1 Martin Sheridan United States 37.99 metres
2 Bill Horr United States 37.32 metres
3 Verner Järvinen Finland 36.48 metres
4 Arthur Dearborn United States 35.65 metres
5 Michalis Dorizas Greece 33.34 metres
6 Nikolaos Georgantas Greece 33.21 metres
7 István Mudin Hungary 33.11 metres
8 Wilbur Burroughs United States 32.81 metres
9 Elmer Niklander Finland 32.46 metres
10 Umberto Avattaneo Italy 29.15 metres
11-23 Platt Adams United States Unknown
John Barrett Great Britain Unknown
Alfred Flaxman Great Britain Unknown
Folke Fleetwood Sweden Unknown
John Garrels United States Unknown
György Luntzer Hungary Unknown
Walter Henderson Great Britain Unknown
Imre Mudin Hungary Unknown
Henry Leeke Great Britain Unknown
Eric Lemming Sweden Unknown
Ernest May Great Britain Unknown
Mór Kóczán Hungary Unknown
Miroslav Šustera Bohemia Unknown


  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].