Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Date July 10
Competitors 15 from 10 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Fred Tootell
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Matt McGrath
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Malcolm Nokes
 Great Britain
← 1920
1928 →

The men's hammer throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Thursday, July 10, 1924.

15 hammer throwers from ten nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 57.77 United States Patrick Ryan New York (USA) August 17, 1913
Olympic Record 54.74 United States Matt McGrath Stockholm (SWE) July 14, 1912

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The best six throwers qualified for the final. The throwing order and the throwing series are not available.

Place Athlete Distance Qual.
1  Fred Tootell (USA) 50.60 Q
2  Malcolm Nokes (GBR) 48.875 Q
3  Erik Eriksson (FIN) 47.975 Q
4  Matt McGrath (USA) 47.075 Q
5  Ossian Skiöld (SWE) 45.075 Q
6  James McEachern (USA) 44.935 Q
7  Carl Johan Lind (SWE) 44.785
8  John Murdoch (CAN) 42.48
9  Jack Merchant (USA) 41.455
10  Robert Saint-Pé (FRA) 36.27
11  Karl Jensen (DEN) 36.265
12  Pierre Zaïdin (FRA) 36.155
13  Camilio Zemi (ITA) 35.00
14  Octávio Zani (BRA) 33.895
 Henk Kamerbeek (NED) NM

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day.

Place Athlete Qual. Width Final Width Distance
1  Fred Tootell (USA) 50.60 53.285 53.285
2  Matt McGrath (USA) 47.075 50.84 50.84
3  Malcolm Nokes (GBR) 48.875 48.875
4  Erik Eriksson (FIN) 47.975 48.74 48.74
5  Ossian Skiöld (SWE) 45.075 45.285 45.285
6  James McEachern (USA) 44.935 45.225 45.225

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