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Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Discus Throw, Both Hands

Athletics at the 1912 Summer Games:

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 13, 1912
Date Finished: July 13, 1912

Gold: FIN Armas Taipale
Silver: FIN Elmer Niklander
Bronze: SWE Emil Magnusson

Summary

The both-hands discus throw was conducted at the Olympics only in 1912. No world record for the event is known in 1912, but the Swedish record at the time was held by Eric Lemming, who had thrown 71.29 in 1910. The day before this event, Finland’s Armas Taipale had won the conventinal discus throw event. In the both-hands event, he was unchallenged. He led the qualifying and the final, posting the best throw with each hand in all portions of the event to win by almost five metres. He returned to the Olympics in both 1920 and 1924, winning a silver medal in the 1920 discus throw. At that event he was defeated by his teammate, Elmer Niklander, who finished second in this event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TD RHD LHD
1 Armas Taipale 21 Finland FIN Gold 82.86 44.68 38.18 OR
2 Elmer Niklander 22 Finland FIN Silver 77.96 40.28 37.68
3 Emil Magnusson 24 Sweden SWE Bronze 77.37 40.58 36.79
4 Einar Nilsson 20 Sweden SWE 71.40 40.99 30.41
5 Jim Duncan 24 United States USA 71.13 39.78 31.35
6 Emil Muller 21 United States USA 69.56 39.83 29.73
7 Folke Fleetwood 21 Sweden SWE 68.22 36.95 31.27
8 Carl Johan Lind 28 Sweden SWE 68.02 34.20 33.82
9 Nils Linde 21 Sweden SWE 67.10 34.98 32.12
10 Gunnar Nilsson 22 Sweden SWE 67.09 36.86 30.23
11 Eric Lemming 32 Sweden SWE 67.08 37.86 29.22
12 Verner Järvinen 42 Finland FIN 66.69 37.84 28.85
13 Hans Tronner 28 Austria AUT 66.66 39.95 26.71
14 Rezső Ujlaki 20 Hungary HUN 66.18 40.32 25.86
15 Arlie Mucks 20 United States USA 63.83 42.63 21.20
16 Josef Schäffer 20 Austria AUT 63.50 36.59 26.91
17 Dick Byrd 19 United States USA 62.32 40.10 22.22
18 Károly Kobulszky 24 Hungary HUN 59.48 37.01 22.47
19 Vasily Molokanov Russia RUS 47.37 24.79 22.58
AC György Luntzer 25 Hungary HUN 37.68 foul NP