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Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

The men's discus throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. The competition was held on Saturday, September 3, 1904. Six athletes from two nations competed.

Sheridan and Rose tied for the lead, both throwing 39.28 metres to jointly set a new Olympic record. A throw-off determined the eventual champion.



These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 43.21(*) Marius Eynard Paris (FRA) May 2, 1903
Olympic Record 36.04 Rudolf Bauer Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900

(*) unofficial

At first Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record with 39.28 metres, later Martin Sheridan equalized his record.


Place Athlete Distance Throw-off
1 39.28 OR 38.97
2 39.28 OR 36.74
3 37.68
4 36.14


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