Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw
|Men's hammer throw|
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
The winner John Flanagan
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||19 from 8 nations|
|Athletics at the|
1908 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3200 m steeplechase||men|
|3 mile team race||men|
|3500 m walk||men|
|10 mile walk||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
The men's hammer throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 14, 1908. 19 throwers from eight nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to this competition.
|World Record||53.38(*)||John Flanagan||Torrington, CT (USA)||June 20, 1908|
|Olympic Record||51.23||John Flanagan||St. Louis (USA)||August 29, 1904|
John Flanagan set a new Olympic record with 51.92 metres.
|1||John Flanagan||United States||51.92 metres|
|2||Matt McGrath||United States||51.18 metres|
|3||Con Walsh||Canada||48.51 metres|
|4||Tom Nicolson||Great Britain||48.09 metres|
|5||Lee Talbott||United States||47.86 metres|
|6||Bill Horr||United States||46.94 metres|
|7||Simon Gillis||United States||45.59 metres|
|8||Eric Lemming||Sweden||43.06 metres|
|9||Alan Fyffe||Great Britain||37.35 metres|
|Henry Leeke||Great Britain||Unknown|
|Robert Lindsay-Watson||Great Britain||Unknown|
|Ernest May||Great Britain||Unknown|
|John Murray||Great Britain||Unknown|
|Benjamin Sherman||United States||Unknown|
- "Athletics at the 1908 London Summer Games: Men's Hammer Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
- 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 .