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Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Stone Throw

Athletics at the 1906 Summer Games:

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 27, 1906
Date Finished: April 27, 1906
Format: Final only. The stone weighed 6.35 kg. (14 lbs.).

Gold: GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
Silver: USA Martin Sheridan
Bronze: GRE Mikhail Dorizas

Summary

The most notable absentee was Jim Mitchel, who was on the American team but had dislocated his shoulder on the boat ride over when he fell as the ship was tossed by a violent storm. Martin Sheridan was not planning on competing in this event, but because of Mitchel's absence, decided to at the last minute. He made a good effort but was unable to defeat the Greek, Nikolaos Georgantas. This is the only time that this event has been contested at the Olympic Games.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Nikolaos Georgantas 26 Greece GRE Gold 19.925
2 Martin Sheridan 25 United States USA Silver 19.035
3 Mikhail Dorizas 20 Greece GRE Bronze 18.585
4 Eric Lemming 26 Sweden SWE 18.210
AC Josef Wittmann Austria AUT
AC Leopold Lahner Austria AUT
AC Heikki Åhlman 26 Finland FIN
AC Verner Järvinen 36 Finland FIN
AC André Désfarges 22 France FRA
AC Wilhelm Ritzenhoff 27 Germany GER
AC Karl Kaltenbach 23 Germany GER
AC Otto Franke Germany GER
AC Julius Wagner 23 Germany GER
AC Georgios Papakhristou Greece GRE
AC Vasilios Papageorgiou Greece GRE
AC Mihály Dávid 19 Hungary HUN