Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Martin Sheridan

Martin Sheridan

Full name: Martin Joseph Sheridan
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: March 3, 1881 in Bohola, Mayo, Ireland
Died: March 27, 1918 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: I-AAC, Queens (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (9 Total)

Biography

The Irish-born Martin Sheridan was the greatest all-round athlete of his time and thru 2014, his total of 9 Olympic medals has been bettered by only 11 Americans. In addition to winning the discus at the 1904, 1906 and 1908 Olympic Games, Sheridan won the shot in 1906 and the Greek-style discus in 1908. To these five gold medals he added three silver medals in 1906 in the stone throw and the standing jumps and a bronze medal in the standing long jump in 1908. Inspired by his older brother, Richard, who won the AAU discus in 1901 and 1902, Martin himself won the title four times. He also won the AAU shot in 1904 and three times was the AAU All-Around champion, setting a new world record each time. Further proof of his versatility came at the 1908 Olympics when he placed ninth in the triple jump. The discus was undoubtedly his best event; in addition to his three Olympic titles and four AAU championships, he improved the world best in the discus 15 times between 1902 and 1909. Sheridan almost certainly missed another gold medal when he was forced to withdraw from the 1906 pentathlon due to injury. Apart from his prowess as a competitor, Martin Sheridan has passed into Olympic lore with his remark to the press at the 1908 Olympics, where he was quoted as saying, "This flag dips to no earthly King!" after the Michigan weightman, Ralph Rose, refused to lower the American flag as he passed the Royal Box at the opening ceremony. Like many of the great Irish-American athletes of the time, Sheridan was employed by the New York Police Department and was the personal bodyguard of the New York governor whenever he visited the city Sheridan, who had come to America in 1897, retired from active competition in 1911 and died of pneumonia at the early age of 37.

Personal Bests\: TJ – 14.21 (1905); SP – 14.74 (1908); DT – 44.01 (1908); HT – 162-8 (49.58) (1906); JT – 120-3 (36.65) (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 4
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Standing High Jump United States USA 2T Silver
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump United States USA 2 Silver
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 1 Gold
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Stone Throw United States USA 2 Silver
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold WR
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style United States USA 4
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Pentathlon (Ancient) United States USA AC DNF
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump United States USA 16
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump United States USA 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 9
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H H(M) H(I)
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 2T 1.400
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 16 1.37 4-6
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 1.37 4-6
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 5 1.37 4-6

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D D(M) D(I)
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 2 3.095
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Round One 2 3.070
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Round Two 2 foul
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Round Three 2 3.045
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Round Four 2 3.095
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 3 3.22 10-7
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 3 3.22 10-7
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 3.22 10-7
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 3.22 10-7

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 9 13.42 44-0¼
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 9 13.42 44-0¼
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3 13.42 44-0¼

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 4 12.39 40-8
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 1 12.325
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B AC

Men's Stone Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 2 19.035

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) TOD(M) TOD(I) D
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 39.28 128-10½ 38.97 127-10¼
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 1 WR 41.460
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Round One NP WR 41.020
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Round Two NP WR 41.460
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 40.89 134-2
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 40.89 134-2
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2 QU 40.58 133-1½
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group F 1 40.58 133-1½

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D D(M) D(I)
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 4 31.500
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 1 WR 37.99 124-8
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 1 WR 37.99 124-8
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 37.28 122-4
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D 1 37.28 122-4

Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Standing long jump 3 2.855
id: 79,031