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Men's Olympic Discus Throw Through the Years

Discus Throw

Find the Olympic gold-medal times for the men's discus throw competition from 1896 to the present.

Year   Distance Record
1896 Bob Garrett, USA 95- 71/2  
1900 Rudolf Bauer, HUN 118- 3 OR
1904 Martin Sheridan, USA 128-101/2 OR
1906 Martin Sheridan, USA 136- 0  
1908 Martin Sheridan, USA 134- 2 OR
1912 Armas Taipale, FIN 148- 3 OR
1920 Elmer Niklander, FIN 146- 7  
1924 Bud Houser, USA 151- 4 OR
1928 Bud Houser, USA 155- 3 OR
1932 John Anderson, USA 162- 4 OR
1936 Ken Carpenter, USA 165- 7 OR
1948 Adolfo Consolini, ITA 173- 2 OR
1952 Sim Iness, USA 180- 6 OR
1956 Al Oerter, USA 184-11 OR
1960 Al Oerter, USA 194- 2 OR
1964 Al Oerter, USA 200- 1 OR
1968 Al Oerter, USA 212- 6 OR
1972 Ludvik Danek, CZE 211- 3  
1976 Mac Wilkins, USA 221- 5  
1980 Viktor Rashchupkin, USSR 218- 8  
1984 Rolf Danneberg, W. GER 218- 6  
1988 Jürgen Schult, E. GER 225- 9 OR
1992 Romas Ubartas, LIT 213- 8  
1996 Lars Riedel, GER 227- 8  
2000 Virgilijus Alekna, LIT 227- 4  
2004 Virgilijus Alekna, LIT* 229-3 OR
2008 Gerd Kanter, EST 225- 9  
2012 Robert Harting, GER 223-11  
*Hungary’s Robert Fazekas had a throw of 232 feet, 8 inches, and was initially declared the winner, but he was disqualified for failing to submit to a drug test following the competition.

 

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