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Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the
1912 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
10 km walk men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Standing long jump men
Standing high jump men
Shot put men
Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men
2-hand shot put men
2-hand discus men
2-hand javelin men
Combined events
Pentathlon men
Decathlon men
Cross-country events
Individual men
Team men

These are the results of athletics competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics. 30 events were contested, all for men only.

The athletics programme grew by 4 events since the 1908 Summer Olympics. The 5000 and 10000 metre races were introduced, as the 5 mile event was eliminated. The 400 metre hurdle event made a brief disappearance, making the 1912 Olympics the only time that event was not held since its introduction in 1900. The 4x100 and 4x400 relays replaced the medley relay while the team race was shortened from 3 miles to 3000 metres. The decathlon, which had been held in 1904 but not in 1908, returned to the programme. Steeplechasing was eliminated, while racewalking was cut from 2 events to 1 with the 10 kilometre replacing the 10 mile and the 3500 metre eliminated. The pentathlon was introduced (as well as the separate sport modern pentathlon). The 1908 experiments of the Greek-style discus and the restricted javelin were replaced with two-handed throwing, for the shot put, discus, and javelin. Cross-country events, both for the individual and the team, were introduced. The competitions were held from Saturday, July 6, 1912 to Monday, July 15, 1912.

Contents

  • Medal summary 1
  • Medal table 2
  • Participating nations 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

110 metre hurdles final.
1500 metre final.
3000 metre team race final.
400 metre final.
4x100 metre final.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
 Ralph Craig
United States (USA)
 Alvah Meyer
United States (USA)
 Donald Lippincott
United States (USA)
200 metres
 Ralph Craig
United States (USA)
 Donald Lippincott
United States (USA)
 Willie Applegarth
Great Britain (GBR)
400 metres
 Charles Reidpath
United States (USA)
 Hanns Braun
Germany (GER)
 Edward Lindberg
United States (USA)
800 metres
 Ted Meredith
United States (USA)
 Mel Sheppard
United States (USA)
 Ira Davenport
United States (USA)
1500 metres
 Arnold Jackson
Great Britain (GBR)
 Abel Kiviat
United States (USA)
 Norman Taber
United States (USA)
5000 metres
 Hannes Kolehmainen
Finland (FIN)
 Jean Bouin
France (FRA)
 George Hutson
Great Britain (GBR)
10,000 metres
 Hannes Kolehmainen
Finland (FIN)
 Lewis Tewanima
United States (USA)
 Albin Stenroos
Finland (FIN)
110 metres hurdles
 Fred Kelly
United States (USA)
 James Wendell
United States (USA)
 Martin Hawkins
United States (USA)
4 x 100 metres relay
 Great Britain (GBR)
Willie Applegarth
Victor d'Arcy
David Jacobs
Henry Macintosh
 Sweden (SWE)
Knut Lindberg
Charles Luther
Ivan Möller
Ture Person
none awarded
4 x 400 metres relay
 United States (USA)
Edward Lindberg
Ted Meredith
Charles Reidpath
Mel Sheppard
 France (FRA)
Pierre Failliot
Charles Lelong
Charles Poulenard
Robert Schurrer
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ernest Henley
George Nicol
Cyril Seedhouse
James Soutter
3000 metres team race
 United States (USA)
Tell Berna
George Bonhag
Abel Kiviat
Louis Scott
Norman Taber
 Sweden (SWE)
Bror Fock
Nils Frykberg
Thorild Olsson
Ernst Wide
John Zander
 Great Britain (GBR)
Joe Cottrill
George Hutson
William Moore
Edward Owen
Cyril Porter
Marathon
 Ken McArthur
South Africa (RSA)
 Christian Gitsham
South Africa (RSA)
 Gaston Strobino
United States (USA)
10 kilometres walk
 George Goulding
Canada (CAN)
 Ernest Webb
Great Britain (GBR)
 Fernando Altimani
Italy (ITA)
Individual cross country
 Hannes Kolehmainen
Finland (FIN)
 Hjalmar Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
 John Eke
Sweden (SWE)
Team cross country
 Sweden (SWE)
Hjalmar Andersson
John Eke
Josef Ternström
 Finland (FIN)
Jalmari Eskola
Hannes Kolehmainen
Albin Stenroos
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ernest Glover
Frederick Hibbins
Thomas Humphreys
Long jump
 Albert Gutterson
United States (USA)
 Calvin Bricker
Canada (CAN)
 Georg Åberg
Sweden (SWE)
Triple jump
 Gustaf Lindblom
Sweden (SWE)
 Georg Åberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Erik Almlöf
Sweden (SWE)
High jump
 Alma Richards
United States (USA)
 Hans Liesche
Germany (GER)
 George Horine
United States (USA)
Pole vault
 Harry Babcock
United States (USA)
 Frank Nelson
United States (USA)
 Marc Wright
United States (USA)
 William Halpenny
Canada (CAN)
 Frank Murphy
United States (USA)
 Bertil Uggla
Sweden (SWE)
Standing long jump
 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
Greece (GRE)
 Platt Adams
United States (USA)
 Benjamin Adams
United States (USA)
Standing high jump
 Platt Adams
United States (USA)
 Benjamin Adams
United States (USA)
 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
Greece (GRE)
Shot put
 Pat McDonald
United States (USA)
 Ralph Rose
United States (USA)
 Lawrence Whitney
United States (USA)
Discus throw
 Armas Taipale
Finland (FIN)
 Richard Byrd
United States (USA)
 James Duncan
United States (USA)
Hammer throw
 Matt McGrath
United States (USA)
 Duncan Gillis
Canada (CAN)
 Clarence Childs
United States (USA)
Javelin throw
 Eric Lemming
Sweden (SWE)
 Julius Saaristo
Finland (FIN)
 Mór Kóczán
Hungary (HUN)
Two handed shot put
 Ralph Rose
United States (USA)
 Pat McDonald
United States (USA)
 Elmer Niklander
Finland (FIN)
Two handed discus throw
 Armas Taipale
Finland (FIN)
 Elmer Niklander
Finland (FIN)
 Emil Magnusson
Sweden (SWE)
Two handed javelin throw
 Julius Saaristo
Finland (FIN)
 Väinö Siikaniemi
Finland (FIN)
 Urho Peltonen
Finland (FIN)
Pentathlon
 Ferdinand Bie
Norway (NOR)
 James Donahue
United States (USA)
 Frank Lukeman
Canada (CAN)
 Jim Thorpe [1]
United States (USA)
Decathlon
 Hugo Wieslander
Sweden (SWE)
 Charles Lomberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Gösta Holmér
Sweden (SWE)
 Jim Thorpe [1]
United States (USA)
  1. ^ a b Medal withdrawn by IOC in 1913, re-instated in 1982.

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 16 14 12 42
2  Finland (FIN) 6 4 3 13
3  Sweden (SWE) 4 5 6 15
4  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 5 8
5  Canada (CAN) 1 2 2 5
6  South Africa (RSA) 1 1 0 2
7  Greece (GRE) 1 0 1 2
8  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
9  France (FRA) 0 2 0 2
 Germany (GER) 0 2 0 2
11  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
Total 32 31 31 94

Participating nations

556 athletes from 27 nations competed. Egypt was the only nation not to compete in athletics.

References

  • International Olympic Committee medal database
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