James Mitchel

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James Mitchel
James Mitchell 1906.jpg
James Mitchel with 16 lb. hammer.
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St Louis 56 pound weight throw

James Sarsfield "Jim" Mitchel (born Mitchell; January 30, 1864 – July 3, 1921)


He was born in Tipperary,[1] Ireland,[2] and, as an athlete, represented the United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics. 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.[3]

John Flanagan, Martin Sheridan of the Irish American Athletic Club, with fellow Irishman James Mitchel of the New York Athletic Club at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was part of a group of Irish-American athletes known as the "Irish Whales."


  1. ^ Irish Olympians, by Lindie Naughton and Johnnie Watterson, published by Blackwater Press, ISBN 0-86121-461-7
  2. ^ Irish-born Medal Winners in the early Olympic Games
  3. ^ profile Archived 2007-02-16 at the Wayback Machine. (name misspelt)

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