Patrick Ryan

1881 - 1964

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Patrick James "Pat/Paddy" Ryan (20 January 1883 – 13 February 1964) was an Irish American hammer thrower. He competed for the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal in the hammer throw and a silver in the 56-pound weight throw. In 1913 he established the first world record in hammer throw, which stood as a world record for 25 years and as an American record for 40 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Ryan has received more than 17,409 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Patrick Ryan is the 257th most popular athlete (down from 219th in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Ireland and the 2nd most popular Irish Athlete.

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Among athletes, Patrick Ryan ranks 257 out of 3,055Before her are Lauri Lehtinen, Jean Shiley, Milkha Singh, Charley Paddock, Ludvík Daněk, and Jay Cutler. After her are Ugo Frigerio, Arie van Vliet, Nawal El Moutawakel, Terry Fox, Viktor Tsybulenko, and Xenia Stad-de Jong.

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Among people born in 1881, Patrick Ryan ranks 127Before her are Daniel Jones, August Hlond, Harry Edwin Wood, Dora Boothby, Eugen Bolz, and Mordecai Kaplan. After her are Henri Dentz, Arkady Averchenko, Aleksandr Gerasimov, Eleanor Farjeon, Lewis Fry Richardson, and Refik Saydam. Among people deceased in 1964, Patrick Ryan ranks 115Before her are Jean-Baptiste Janssens, Henry Maitland Wilson, Moa Martinson, Ronald Fairbairn, Maurice Farman, and Lauge Koch. After her are Ólafur Thors, Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, Peter Romanovsky, Brendan Behan, Agnes Miegel, and Felisberto Hernández.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Patrick Ryan ranks 162 out of 460Before her are Colm Meaney (1953), Herbert Brenon (1880), Stephen Roche (1959), Patrick Hillery (1923), George Moore (1852), and Paul Kane (1810). After her are Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), Richard Steele (1672), J. B. Bury (1861), Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852), Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880), and Alan Cunningham (1887).

Among ATHLETES In Ireland

Among athletes born in Ireland, Patrick Ryan ranks 2Before her are John Flanagan (1873). After her are Pat McDonald (1878), Matt McGrath (1875), Patrick Leahy (1877), Martin Sheridan (1881), Tim Ahearne (1885), Con Leahy (1876), Tom Kiely (1869), Edward Barrett (1877), Pat O'Callaghan (1906), and Ron Delany (1935).