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Shot Put, Men

Date14 – 15 July 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationCroix Catelan, Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Participants11 from 5 countries

Again, qualifying was held on Saturday and the final on Sunday. However, the results here were basically unaffected by the furor over Sunday competition. The top five finishers in qualifying advanced to the final, but two Americans, Josiah McCracken and Bob Garrett, refused to compete on Sunday. On Sunday, however, Dick Sheldon, who already led McCracken by almost a full metre, increased his lead with an even longer put. The qualifying positions were unchanged after the final.

Dick Sheldon was a top athlete at Yale, having played both football and competing on the track team. He was the 1896 IC4A shot put champion, and took the shot/discus double at the 1899 AAU meet, where he broke the world record for the discus throw.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1Dick SheldonUSA13.80 (1)14.10 (1)GoldOR
2Josiah McCrackenUSA12.85 (2)Silver
3Bob GarrettUSA12.37 (3)Bronze
4Rezső CrettierHUN11.58 (4)12.07 (2)
5Panagiotis ParaskevopoulosGRE11.29 (5)11.52 (3)
6Gustaf SöderströmSWE11.18 (6)
7Artúr CorayHUN11.13 (7)
8Truxtun HareUSA10.92 (8)
9August NilssonSWE10.86 (9)
10Charles WincklerDEN10.76 (10)
ACSotirios VersisGRE– (AC)NM
DNSÉmile TorchebeufFRA
DNSJohn FlanaganUSA
DNSLewis SheldonUSA

Qualifying Round (14 July 1900 — 10:55)

Top five in qualifying advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Dick SheldonUSA13.80QOR
2Josiah McCrackenUSA12.85Q
3Bob GarrettUSA12.37Q
4Rezső CrettierHUN11.58Q
5Panagiotis ParaskevopoulosGRE11.29Q
6Gustaf SöderströmSWE11.18
7Artúr CorayHUN11.13
8Truxtun HareUSA10.92
9August NilssonSWE10.86
10Charles WincklerDEN10.76
ACSotirios VersisGRENM

Final Round (15 July 1900 — 14:25)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Dick SheldonUSA14.10OR
2Rezső CrettierHUN12.07
3Panagiotis ParaskevopoulosGRE11.52