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Medal count by country in the Men's Discus Throw at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

The Men's Discus Throw has been included in all Summer Olympics since the inaugural games in 1896. Since then, athletes from the United States have been the most successful in this event, winning 13 gold medals and 35 overall medals; however, US athletes have not won a medal in this event since 1984. The most successful athlete in this event is the US' Al Oerter, who won four consecutive golds between 1956 and 1968. The winner of the event in 2004, Hungary's Róbert Fazekas, is the only athlete to have been stripped of a medal in this event, after he failed to provide a test sample; the gold went to Lithuania's Virgilijus Alekna instead, who is the event's most successful competitor in the past few decades.

Medal count by country in the Men's Discus Throw at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

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