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Hammer Throw, Men

Date10 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationStade Olympique de Colombes, Colombes
Participants15 from 10 countries

The two top throwers in 1924 were Fred Tootell and Matt McGrath. McGrath had first competed at the Olympics in 1908. By winning the gold medal, Tootell became the first native-born American to win the hammer throw. McGrath was 47-years-old in 1924. He tried to compete in 1928, but finished fifth at the US Olympic Trials.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1Fred TootellUSA50.600 (1)53.295 (1)Gold
2Matt McGrathUSA47.055 (4)50.840 (2)Silver
3Malcolm NokesGBR48.875 (2)48.875 (3)Bronze
4Erik ErikssonFIN47.975 (3)48.740 (4)
5Ossian SkiöldSWE45.075 (5)45.285 (5)
6James McEachernUSA44.935 (6)45.225 (6)
7Carl Johan LindSWE44.785 (7)
8Jack MurdochCAN42.480 (8)
9Jack MerchantUSA41.455 (9)
10Robert Saint-PéFRA36.270 (10)
11Karl JensenDEN36.265 (11)
12Pierre ZaïdinFRA36.155 (12)
13Camillo ZemiITA35.000 (13)
14Octávio ZaniBRA33.895 (14)
ACHenk KamerbeekNED– (AC)NM
DNSRudolf PřidalTCH
DNSWilliam HagemeisterDEN
DNSJosé GalimbertiBRA
DNSTom NicolsonGBR

Qualifying Round (10 July 1924 — 14:00)

Top six (and ties) advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Fred TootellUSA50.600Q
2Malcolm NokesGBR48.875Q
3Erik ErikssonFIN47.975Q
4Matt McGrathUSA47.055Q
5Ossian SkiöldSWE45.075Q
6James McEachernUSA44.935Q
7Carl Johan LindSWE44.785
8Jack MurdochCAN42.480
9Jack MerchantUSA41.455
10Robert Saint-PéFRA36.270
11Karl JensenDEN36.265
12Pierre ZaïdinFRA36.155
13Camillo ZemiITA35.000
14Octávio ZaniBRA33.895
ACHenk KamerbeekNEDNM

Final Round (10 July 1924 — 14:00)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Fred TootellUSA53.295
2Matt McGrathUSA50.840
3Malcolm NokesGBR48.875
4Erik ErikssonFIN48.740
5Ossian SkiöldSWE45.285
6James McEachernUSA45.225