Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 14, 1900
Date Finished: July 15, 1900
Again, qualifying was held on Saturday and the final on Sunday. However, the results here were basically unaffected by the furor over Sunday competition. The top five finishers in qualifying advanced to the final, but two Americans, [Josiah McCracken] and [Bob Garrett], refused to compete on Sunday. On Sunday, however, [Dick Sheldon], who already led McCracken by almost a full metre, increased his lead with an even longer put. The qualifying positions were unchanged after the final.
Dick Sheldon was a top athlete at Yale, having played both football and competing on the track team. He was the 1896 IC4A shot put champion, and took the shot/discus double at the 1899 AAU meet, where he broke the world record for the discus throw.
|1||Dick Sheldon||21||United States||USA||Gold||14.10||OR|
|2||Josiah McCracken||26||United States||USA||Silver||12.85|
|3||Bob Garrett||24||United States||USA||Bronze||12.35|
|8||Truxtun Hare||21||United States||USA||10.92|