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Past Olympic Events in Athletics - Stone Throw (Men's)

Stone Throw (Men's)

 
First Gold Medalist
  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)
 

Games: 1 games in 1 country
First Held: 1906 Summer Games
Last Held: 1906 Summer Games

Participants: 16 from 8 countries
Top Athlete Medalist(s): 3 athletes with 1 medal
Top Country Medalist(s): GRE Greece (2 medals)

Intercalated Games


A stone throw event, similar to the shot put, was also contested for the first and only time at an Olympic event. Athletes were allowed to throw rather than put the implement, which weighed 14 pounds (6.35 kg). Nikolaos Georgantas won the event for the host nation, while Sheridan (filling in for his absent team mate, Jim Mitchel) placed second. Another Greek, Mikhail Dorizas, came third.[4]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1906 Athens  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Mikhail Dorizas (GRE)
 

Stone Throw (Men's) History Year by Year (by IAAF)

 
   
  
Athens, 27 Apr 1906
(Competitors: 16; Countries: 8)

1, Nikolaos Yeorgantas GRE 19.925
2, Martin Sheridan USA 19.035

3, Mihalis Dorizas GRE 18.585
4, Eric Lemming SWE 18.21

This was the sole occasion that the 6.35kg stone throwing was included in the Games. Yeorgantas, smaller than Sheridan, and lighter than Dorizas, nevertheless threw the stone more effectively than either.

 

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