Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's two handed discus throw

The men's two handed discus throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only appearance of the event at the Olympics, along with the other two handed throws. The format of the event was such that each thrower threw the discus three times with his right hand and three times with his left hand. The best distance with each hand was summed to give a total. The three finalists received three more throws with each hand. The competition was held on Saturday, July 13, 1912. Twenty discus throwers from six nations competed.[1] NOCs could enter up to 12 athletes.[2]

Men's two handed discus throw
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Emil Magnusson.JPG
Magnusson on the way to win the bronze medal.
VenueStockholm Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 13
Competitors20 from 6 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Armas Taipale  Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Elmer Niklander  Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Emil Magnusson  Sweden

ResultsEdit

Taipale, who had won the standard discus throw, also won the two-handed event.

Place Athlete Preliminary Final Best mark
total
1 2 3 Total Rank 4 5 6
1   Armas Taipale (FIN) 42.68 43.70 44.68 80.03 1st 42.78 44.68 82.86
34.15 35.35 38.18
2   Elmer Niklander (FIN) 40.28 72.05 3rd 37.04 37.94 77.96
31.77 33.10 37.68
3   Emil Magnusson (SWE) 40.28 75.35 2nd 37.03 38.90 40.58 77.37
35.07 36.05 36.13 36.79
4   Einar Nilsson (SWE) 39.60 40.99 71.40 4th 71.40
25.78 30.41
5   James Duncan (USA) 39.78 71.13 5th 71.13
31.35
6   Emil Muller (USA) 39.83 69.56 6th 69.56
29.73
7   Folke Fleetwood (SWE) 35.05 36.95 68.22 7th 68.22
30.96 31.27
8   Carl Johan Lind (SWE) 33.58 34.20 68.02 8th 68.02
33.82
9   Nils Linde (SWE) 34.31 34.98 67.10 9th 67.10
32.12
10   Gunnar Nilsson (SWE) 35.89 36.50 36.86 67.09 10th 67.09
26.93 30.23
11   Eric Lemming (SWE) 36.27 37.86 67.08 11th 67.08
28.81 29.22
12   Venne Järvinen (FIN) 37.84 66.69 12th 66.69
27.88 28.85
13   Hans Tronner (AUT) 34.45 38.54 39.95 66.66 13th 66.66
20.73 22.35 26.71
14   Rezsõ Újlaki (HUN) 35.93 40.32 66.18 14th 66.18
25.28 25.86
15   Arlie Mucks (USA) 42.63 63.83 15th 63.83
21.20
16   Josef Schäffer (AUT) 36.59 63.50 16th 63.50
26.77 26.91
17   Richard Byrd (USA) 40.10 62.32 17th 62.32
22.22
18   Károly Kobulszky (HUN) 34.62 35.22 37.01 59.48 18th 59.48
22.47
19   Vasily Molokanov (RUS) 24.79 47.37 19th 47.37
22.19 22.58
20   György Luntzer (HUN) 32.67 36.97 37.68 None 20th None

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Discus Throw, Both Hands". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ Official report, p. 61.

SourcesEdit

  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.). (ed.). The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 6 January 2007.