Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

The men's hammer throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, August 18, 1920. 12 throwers from 5 nations competed; four from Sweden, four from the United States, two from Canada, one from Great Britain, and one from Finland.[1]

Men's hammer throw
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueOlympisch Stadion
DateAugust 18
Competitors12 from 5 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Patrick Ryan  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Carl Johan Lind  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Basil Bennett  United States
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RecordsEdit

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

World Record 57.77   Patrick Ryan New York (USA) August 17, 1913
Olympic Record 54.74   Matt McGrath Stockholm (SWE) July 14, 1912

ResultsEdit

The best six hammer throwers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1   Patrick Ryan (USA) 52.875 1 52.875
2   Carl Johan Lind (SWE) 48.00 3 48.43
3   Basil Bennett (USA) 48.25 2 48.25
4   Malcolm Svensson (SWE) 47.29 4 47.29
5   Matt McGrath (USA) 46.67 5 46.67
6   Tom Nicolson (GBR) 45.70 6 45.70
7   Nils Linde (SWE) 44.885
8   James McEachern (USA) 44.70
9   Archie McDiarmid (CAN) 44.66
10   Robert Olsson (SWE) 44.19
11   Johan Pettersson (FIN) 41.76
  John Cameron (CAN) 0.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's Hammer Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

SourcesEdit

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