Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put
The men's shot put 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 August 31, 1904. 8 athletes from 2 nations competed.
|Men's shot put|
at the Games of the III Olympiad
|Competitors||8 from 2 nations|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||14.81(*)||Ralph Rose||Chicago (USA)||May 21, 1904|
|Olympic Record||14.10||Richard Sheldon||Paris (FRA)||July 15, 1900|
Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record in his first try with 14.35 metres only to be bettered by Wesley Coe in his first try when he threw 14.40 metres. Finally Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record and repeated his own unofficial world record with 14.81 metres in his fifth throw.
Georgantas, the only non-American entrant, withdrew in disgust after officials called his first two attempts fouls for throwing.
|1||Ralph Rose (USA)||14.81 OR|
|2||Wesley Coe (USA)||14.40|
|3||Lawrence Feuerbach (USA)||13.37|
|4||Martin Sheridan (USA)||12.39|
|5||Charles Chadwick (USA)|
|6||Albert Johnson (USA)|
|7||John Guiney (USA)|
|—||Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)||DQ|
- "Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's Shot Put". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
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