Richard Sheldon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Church of England clergyman, see Richard Sheldon (controversialist).
Richard Sheldon
Sheldon 1900.jpg
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place Paris 1900 Shot Put
Bronze medal – third place Paris 1900 Discus

Richard Sheldon (July 9, 1878 - January 23, 1935) was the winner of the gold medal in the men's shot put at the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France. Sheldon, an American, won with a throw of 14.10 m. He also won a bronze medal in the discus throw. Sheldon's brother Lewis competed at the same Olympics, winning two bronze medals in jumping events.

References[edit]