Men's discus throw
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueFrancis Field
DatesSeptember 3
Competitors6 from 2 nations
Gold medal  22x20px United States
Silver medal  22x20px United States
Bronze medal  [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias GRE|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Greece

The men's discus throw 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 Saturday, September 3, 1904. Six athletes from two nations competed.

Sheridan and Rose tied for the lead, both throwing 39.28 metres to jointly set a new Olympic record. A throw-off determined the eventual champion.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 43.21(*)
  1. Template:Country data France Marius Eynard
Paris (FRA) May 2, 1903
Olympic Record 36.04 Template:Country data HUN Rudolf Bauer Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900

(*) unofficial

At first Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record with 39.28 metres, later Martin Sheridan equalized his record.


File:Martin Sheridan throws the discus at the 1904 Summer Olympics.jpg
File:Nikolaos Georgantas, 1904 Olympics.jpg
File:1904 John Jesus Flanagan.JPG
Place Athlete Distance
1 22x20px Martin Sheridan (USA) 39.28 OR
2 22x20px Ralph Rose (USA) 39.04
3 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias GRE|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) 37.68
4 22x20px John Flanagan (USA) 36.14
5 22x20px James Mitchell (USA)
6 22x20px John Biller (USA)
Athletics at the
1904 Summer Olympics
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