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Discus Throw, Men

Date 1 August 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants34 from 19 countries

Clarence “Bud” Houser was the defending champion and was the world record holder, having recorded 48.20 (158-1¾) in April 1926. Jim Corson led early with 47.00 (154-2½) in the second round, but Houser produced the winning throw in 47.32 (155-3). Finland’s Antero Kivi threw 47.23 (154-11½) to garner the silver medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1535Bud HouserUSA47.32 (1)47.32 (1)GoldOR
2783Antero KiviFIN45.79 (3)47.23 (2)Silver
3515Jim CorsonUSA47.00 (2)47.10 (3)Bronze
4199Harald StenerudNOR44.82 (4)45.80 (4)
5497John AndersonUSA44.25 (5)44.87 (5)
6784Eino KenttäFIN44.17 (6)44.17 (6)
7 r1/2734Ernst PaulusGER44.15 (7)
8 r1/2202Johan TrandemNOR43.97 (8)
9 r1/2570Fred WeickerUSA43.81 (9)
10 r1/2816Gustav KalkunEST43.09 (10)
11 r1/2808Heikki TaskinenFIN43.00 (11)
12 r1/2148Jānis JordānsLAT42.78 (12)
13 r1/2180Ketil AskildtNOR42.57 (13)
14 r1/2714Hermann HänchenGER42.08 (14)
15 r1/2267Arturo ConturbiaSUI41.90 (15)
16 r1/28Kálmán EgriHUN41.89 (16)
17 r1/26István DonogánHUN41.78 (17)
18 r1/2416Józef Baran-BilewskiPOL41.77 (18)
19 r1/2235Albino PighiITA41.42 (19)
20 r1/2381František DoudaTCH41.19 (20)
21 r1/228Kálmán MarvalitsHUN41.17 (21)
22 r1/296Jules NoëlFRA40.23 (22)
23 r1/2242Camillo ZemiITA39.95 (23)
24 r1/2302Gerrit EijskerNED39.80 (24)
25 r1/2715Hans HoffmeisterGER39.17 (25)
26 r1/2681Héctor BenaprésCHI38.18 (26)
27 r1/2250Ichiro FuruyamaJPN37.89 (27)
28 r1/2356Ion DavidROU37.49 (28)
29 r1/2100Raoul PaoliFRA36.82 (29)
30 r1/2258Yoshio OkitaJPN36.38 (30)
31 r1/2324Gerrit PostmaNED35.94 (31)
32 r1/2631Fred ZinnerBEL34.35 (32)
33 r1/2167Jesús AguirreMEX33.21 (33)
34 r1/2132Dimitrios KarabatisGRE31.87 (34)
DNS144Georgios ZakharopoulosGRE– (DNS)
DNS59Léon CourtejaireFRA– (DNS)
DNS436António CardosoPOR– (DNS)
DNS813Paavo YrjöläFIN– (DNS)
DNS42Pál TothHUN– (DNS)
DNS98Daniel PierreFRA– (DNS)
DNS830Vladimir ManojilovićYUG– (DNS)
DNS172Alfonso de GortariMEX– (DNS)
DNS151Vilhelms RozenbergsLAT– (DNS)
DNS320A. NollenNED– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (1 August 1928)

Top six (and ties) advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Bud HouserUSA47.32QOR
2Jim CorsonUSA47.00Q
3Antero KiviFIN45.79Q
4Harald StenerudNOR44.82Q
5John AndersonUSA44.25Q
6Eino KenttäFIN44.17Q
7Ernst PaulusGER44.15
8Johan TrandemNOR43.97
9Fred WeickerUSA43.81
10Gustav KalkunEST43.09
11Heikki TaskinenFIN43.00
12Jānis JordānsLAT42.78
13Ketil AskildtNOR42.57
14Hermann HänchenGER42.08
15Arturo ConturbiaSUI41.90
16Kálmán EgriHUN41.89
17István DonogánHUN41.78
18Józef Baran-BilewskiPOL41.77
19Albino PighiITA41.42
20František DoudaTCH41.19
21Kálmán MarvalitsHUN41.17
22Jules NoëlFRA40.23
23Camillo ZemiITA39.95
24Gerrit EijskerNED39.80
25Hans HoffmeisterGER39.17
26Héctor BenaprésCHI38.18
27Ichiro FuruyamaJPN37.89
28Ion DavidROU37.49
29Raoul PaoliFRA36.82
30Yoshio OkitaJPN36.38
31Gerrit PostmaNED35.94
32Fred ZinnerBEL34.35
33Jesús AguirreMEX33.21
34Dimitrios KarabatisGRE31.87
DNSGeorgios ZakharopoulosGRE
DNSLéon CourtejaireFRA
DNSAntónio CardosoPOR
DNSPaavo YrjöläFIN
DNSPál TothHUN
DNSDaniel PierreFRA
DNSVladimir ManojilovićYUG
DNSAlfonso de GortariMEX
DNSVilhelms RozenbergsLAT
DNSA. NollenNED

Qualifying Round, Group A (1 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Antero KiviFIN45.79
2Johan TrandemNOR43.97
3Fred WeickerUSA43.81
4István DonogánHUN41.78
5František DoudaTCH41.19
6Camillo ZemiITA39.95
7Gerrit PostmaNED35.94
8Fred ZinnerBEL34.35
DNSGeorgios ZakharopoulosGRE
DNSLéon CourtejaireFRA
DNSAntónio CardosoPOR

Qualifying Round, Group B (1 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Jim CorsonUSA47.00
2Harald StenerudNOR44.82
3Gustav KalkunEST43.09
4Jānis JordānsLAT42.78
5Hermann HänchenGER42.08
6Dimitrios KarabatisGRE31.87
DNSPaavo YrjöläFIN
DNSPál TothHUN
DNSDaniel PierreFRA
DNSVladimir ManojilovićYUG
DNSAlfonso de GortariMEX

Qualifying Round, Group C (1 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1John AndersonUSA44.25
2Eino KenttäFIN44.17
3Ketil AskildtNOR42.57
4Arturo ConturbiaSUI41.90
5Kálmán EgriHUN41.89
6Gerrit EijskerNED39.80
7Hans HoffmeisterGER39.17
8Raoul PaoliFRA36.82
9Yoshio OkitaJPN36.38
10Jesús AguirreMEX33.21
DNSVilhelms RozenbergsLAT

Qualifying Round, Group D (1 August 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Bud HouserUSA47.32OR
2Ernst PaulusGER44.15
3Heikki TaskinenFIN43.00
4Józef Baran-BilewskiPOL41.77
5Albino PighiITA41.42
6Kálmán MarvalitsHUN41.17
7Jules NoëlFRA40.23
8Héctor BenaprésCHI38.18
9Ichiro FuruyamaJPN37.89
10Ion DavidROU37.49
DNSA. NollenNED

Final Round (1 August 1928 — 14:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
1535Bud HouserUSA47.32××47.3245.0046.5043.00OR
2783Antero KiviFIN47.2345.3045.0045.7946.0047.2342.00
3515Jim CorsonUSA47.1044.5047.0045.0045.4046.5047.10
4199Harald StenerudNOR45.8043.0044.8243.0043.5042.0045.80
5497John AndersonUSA44.8743.5044.2543.0044.5044.8743.00
6784Eino KenttäFIN44.1744.1742.0043.8040.5041.1042.00