Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 56 pound weight throw

The men's 56 pound weight throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. It was the second appearance of this event after the debut in 1904. The Intercalated Games in 1906 saw a stone throw event. The competition was held on Friday, August 20, 1920 and on Saturday, August 21, 1920.

Men's 56 pound weight throw
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueOlympisch Stadion
DatesAugust 20–21
Competitors12 from 4 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Pat McDonald  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Patrick Ryan  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Carl Johan Lind  Sweden
← 1904

Twelve throwers from four nations competed.

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record ?
Olympic Record 10.46   Étienne Desmarteau St. Louis (USA) September 1, 1904

Pat McDonald bettered the Olympic record in the qualification with 11.00 metres and in the final with 11.265 metres. As the competition has been discontinued, his Olympic record still stands.

ResultsEdit

The best six throwers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1   Pat McDonald (USA) 11.00 1 11.265 OR
2   Patrick Ryan (USA) 10.925 2 10.965
3   Carl Johan Lind (SWE) 10.255 3 10.255
4   Archie McDiarmid (CAN) 9.475 4 10.12
5   Malcolm Svensson (SWE) 9.45 5 9.455
6   Johan Pettersson (FIN) 9.375 6 9.375
7   Edward Roberts (USA) 9.36
8   Elmer Niklander (FIN) 8.865
9   Ville Pörhölä (FIN) 8.85
10   James McEachern (USA) 8.84
11   Nils Linde (SWE) 8.635
12   Robert Olsson (SWE) 8.555

ReferencesEdit

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 24 August 2007.