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Jim Mitchel

Full name: James Sarsfield "Jim" Mitchel
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: January 30, 1864 in Emly, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: July 3, 1921 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Until the emergence of John Flanagan, Jim Mitchel was undoubtedly the greatest performer in the weight events that the sport had ever seen. He won a total of 76 national event championships (American, Canadian, English, and Irish) but when he made his Olympic début he was 40 years old and rather past his prime. He was at his best as a hammer thrower and set 11 world records between 1886 and 1892. In addition to competing in three weight events at St. Louis in 1904, Mitchel went to Athens for the 1906 Games, but was unable to compete because he was injured when the boat carrying the U.S. team ran into a severe storm and violent waves. Mitchel later became a well-known sportswriter in New York and an author of several books on polo and rowing.

Personal Bests: DT – 106-8 (32.51) (1897); HT – 145-0 (44.19) (1892); 56-lb. Throw – 35-11 (10.95) (1902).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA 4
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Athletics Men's 56-pound Weight Throw United States USA 3 Bronze
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 6
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 5

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1904-08-31 Mitchel (USA) , Jones (USA) , Feuerbach (USA) , Dieges (USA) , Chadwick (USA) , Thias (USA) , Jacobs (USA) , Haberkorn (USA) , Friede (USA) , Kugler (GER)
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA Final Round Match #1 2 1904-09-01 Seiling (USA) , Olson (USA) , Magnusson (USA) , Johnson (USA) , Flanagan (USA) , Mitchel (USA) , Jones (USA) , Feuerbach (USA) , Dieges (USA) , Chadwick (USA)
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA Classification Round 2-3 Match #2 2 1904-09-01 Upshaw (USA) , Seiling (USA) , Rose (USA) , Rodenberg (USA) , Braun (USA) , Mitchel (USA) , Jones (USA) , Feuerbach (USA) , Dieges (USA) , Chadwick (USA)

Men's 56-pound Weight Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 3 10.13 33-3

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 6

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 40 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 5