Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

Athletics At The 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's Hammer Throw

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Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's hammer throw

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The men's hammer throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1904. Six athletes, all from the United States, competed.

Flanagan, the reigning champion, defended his gold medal and set a new Olympic record.

Records

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



(*) unofficial

At first John DeWitt set a new Olympic record with 50.26 metres. Finally John Flanagan bettered the Olympic record with 51.23 metres.

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