1904 Paris Games, 1908 London Games
Track and field
Medal count: Three golds, one bronze
Sheridan earned his first gold in 1904 in the discus throw then repeated in 1908, also earning another gold for the Greek discus, a similar sport in which athletes threw the disc from a raised platform. He also earned a bronze in the standing long jump that year, and medaled in high jump, long jump, discus, shot put, and stone throw at the 1906 Intercalated Games. When not competing, he served 12 years in the NYPD.