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Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Discus Throw

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 14, 1900
Date Finished: July 15, 1900

Gold: HUN Rudolf Bauer
Silver: BOH František Janda-Suk
Bronze: USA Dick Sheldon

Summary

Another Saturday qualifying/Sunday final event, the discus throw event was unaffected by the Sunday competition argument, as only one American qualified for the final, and that athlete, Dick Sheldon, did not withdraw. The biggest problem in the discus was that the landing area was basically a lane through two rows of trees and many of the competitor’s best throws hit the trees. Thus, one had to throw not only long, but accurately. It has been said that defending champion Bob Garrett’s biggest problem was that he kept hitting the trees with his throws. Hungary’s Rudolf Bauer recorded 36.04 metres in qualifying and, although he could do no better on Sunday, it held up as the winning throw.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Rudolf Bauer 21 Hungary HUN Gold 36.04 OR
2 František Janda-Suk 22 Bohemia BOH Silver 35.14
3 Dick Sheldon 21 United States USA Bronze 34.60
4 Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos Greece GRE 34.50
5 Rezső Crettier 21 Hungary HUN 33.65
6 Gustaf Söderström 34 Sweden SWE 33.07
7 John Flanagan 32 United States USA 33.00
8T Eric Lemming 20 Sweden SWE 32.50
8T Charles Winckler 33 Denmark DEN 32.50
10 Josiah McCracken 26 United States USA 32.00
11T Artúr Coray 18 Hungary HUN 31.00
11T Launceston Elliot 25 Great Britain GBR 31.00
12 Émile Gontier 22 France FRA 30.00
13 Gyula Strausz 20 Hungary HUN 29.80
AC Bob Garrett 24 United States USA NM
AC Truxtun Hare 21 United States USA NM