Men's discus throw
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueFrancis Field
DatesSeptember 3
Competitors6 from 2 nations
Gold medal icon  Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States
Silver medal icon  Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States
Bronze medal icon  22x20px Greece

The men's discus throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. The competition was held on Saturday, September 3, 1904. Six athletes from two nations competed.

Sheridan and Rose tied for the lead, both throwing 39.28 metres to jointly set a new Olympic record. A throw-off determined the eventual champion.


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

World Record 43.21(*) France Marius Eynard Paris (FRA) May 2, 1903
Olympic Record 36.04 23x15px Rudolf Bauer Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900

(*) unofficial

At first Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record with 39.28 metres, later Martin Sheridan equalized his record.


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Place Athlete Distance
1 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Martin Sheridan (USA) 39.28 OR
2 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Ralph Rose (USA) 39.04
3 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias GRE|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) 37.68
4 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg John Flanagan (USA) 36.14
5 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg James Mitchell (USA)
6 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg John Biller (USA)
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