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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Discus Throw

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 13, 1924
Date Finished: July 13, 1924

Gold: USA Bud Houser
Silver: FIN Vilho Niittymaa
Bronze: USA Tom Lieb

Summary

Clarence "Bud" Houser doubled in Paris, winning the shot put and discus throw. Glenn Hartranft had bettered the world record in May 1924, but the mark was strangely not accepted because of wind assistance. He did not perform well in Paris, placing only sixth in the discus, and getting a silver in the shot, in which he was favored. A few weeks after the Olympics, Tom Lieb, the bronze medalist, did break the world record with 47.61 (156-2½), although Hartranft bettered that in 1925 and Houser went them one better in 1926.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Bud Houser 22 United States USA Gold 46.155 OR
2 Vilho Niittymaa 27 Finland FIN Silver 44.950
3 Tom Lieb 24 United States USA Bronze 44.830
4 Gus Pope 25 United States USA 44.420
5 Kittil Askilt 23 Norway NOR 43,405
6 Glenn Hartranft 22 United States USA 42.490
7 Elmer Niklander 34 Finland FIN 42.090
8 Heikki Malmivirta 25 Finland FIN 41.160
9 Sándor Toldi 31 Hungary HUN 41.090
10 Kálmán Marvalits 22 Hungary HUN 40.820
11 Paddy Bermingham 28 Ireland IRL 40.420
12 Armas Taipale 33 Finland FIN 40,230
13 Karl Jensen 25 Denmark DEN 39.780
14 Paul Béranger 32 France FRA 38.930
15 Gustav Kalkun 26 Estonia EST 38.460
16 Werner Nüesch Switzerland SUI 38.205
17 Camillo Zemi 26 Italy ITA 37.465
18 Veljko Narančić 25 Yugoslavia YUG 37.350
19 Daniel Pierre 33 France FRA 37.015
20 José Galimberti 28 Brazil BRA 36.520
21 Teodors Sukatnieks Latvia LAT 35.985
22 Arvīds Ķibilds 28 Latvia LAT 35.790
23 Octávio Zani Brazil BRA 35.720
24 Sławosz Szydłowski 29 Poland POL 35.710
25 Armando Poggioli 35 Italy ITA 35.290
26 Otto Garnus Switzerland SUI 35.160
27 Albino Pighi 20 Italy ITA 34.985
28 Gabino Lizarza 35 Spain ESP 34.200
29 František Janda-Suk 46 Czechoslovakia TCH 34.080
30 Georgios Zakharopoulos 26 Greece GRE 34.020
31 António Martins 32 Portugal POR 32.400
AC Dimitrios Karabatis 24 Greece GRE NM