Mitchel throwing 16 pound hammer, 1906
|Representing the United States|
|1904 St Louis||56 pound weight throw|
Born in Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland, Mitchell competed as a member of the New York Athletic Club at the games, which were held in St Louis, Missouri. In the 56 lb weight throw he won the bronze medal. In the hammer throw competition he finished fifth and in the discus throw event he finished sixth.
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- "Irish-born Medal Winners in the early Olympic Games" (PDF). LA84Foundation.org.
- "James Mitchel". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-16.