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Stone Throw, Men

Date27 April 1906
StatusIntercalated
LocationPanathinaiko Stadio, Athina
Participants16 from 8 countries
FormatFinal only. The stone weighed 6.35 kg. (14 lbs.).

The most notable absentee was Jim Mitchel, who was on the American team but had dislocated his shoulder on the boat ride over when he fell as the ship was tossed by a violent storm. Martin Sheridan was not planning on competing in this event, but because of Mitchel’s absence, decided to at the last minute. He made a good effort but was unable to defeat the Greek, Nikolaos Georgantas. This is the only time that this event has been contested at the Olympic Games.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCDistance
1Nikolaos GeorgantasGRE19.925Gold
2Martin SheridanUSA19.035Silver
3Mikhail DorizasGRE18.585Bronze
4Eric LemmingSWE18.210
ACJosef WittmannAUT
ACLeopold LahnerAUT
ACHeikki ÅhlmanFIN
ACVerner JärvinenFIN
ACAndré DésfargesFRA
ACWilhelm RitzenhoffGER
ACCarl KaltenbachGER
ACOtto FrankeGER
ACJulius WagnerGER
ACGeorgios PapakhristouGRE
ACVasilios PapageorgiouGRE
ACMihály DávidHUN