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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 10, 1924
Date Finished: July 10, 1924

Gold: USA Fred Tootell
Silver: USA Matt McGrath
Bronze: GBR Malcolm Nokes

Summary

The two top throwers in 1924 were Fred Tootell and Matt McGrath. McGrath had first competed at the Olympics in 1908. By winning the gold medal, Tootell became the first native-born American to win the hammer throw. McGrath was 47-years-old in 1924. He tried to compete in 1928, but finished fifth at the US Olympic Trials.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Fred Tootell 21 United States USA Gold 53.295
2 Matt McGrath 46 United States USA Silver 50.840
3 Malcolm Nokes 26 Great Britain GBR Bronze 48.875
4 Erik Eriksson 26 Finland FIN 48.740
5 Ossian Skiöld 34 Sweden SWE 45.285
6 James McEachern 42 United States USA 45.225
7 Carl Johan Lind 40 Sweden SWE 44.785
8 Jack Murdoch 38 Canada CAN 42.480
9 Jack Merchant 25 United States USA 41.455
10 Robert Saint-Pé 24 France FRA 36.270
11 Karl Jensen 25 Denmark DEN 36.265
12 Pierre Zaïdin 30 France FRA 36.155
13 Camillo Zemi 26 Italy ITA 35.000
14 Octávio Zani Brazil BRA 33.895
AC Henk Kamerbeek 30 Netherlands NED NM