Athletics At The 1912 Summer Olympics
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Athletics At The 1912 Summer Olympics

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.

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
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Ralph Craig
 United States
Alvah Meyer
 United States
Donald Lippincott
 United States
200 metres
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Ralph Craig
 United States
Donald Lippincott
 United States
Willie Applegarth
 Great Britain
400 metres
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Charles Reidpath
 United States
Hanns Braun
 Germany
Edward Lindberg
 United States
800 metres
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Ted Meredith
 United States
Mel Sheppard
 United States
Ira Davenport
 United States
1500 metres
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Arnold Jackson
 Great Britain
Abel Kiviat
 United States
Norman Taber
 United States
5000 metres
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Hannes Kolehmainen
 Finland
Jean Bouin
 France
George Hutson
 Great Britain
10,000 metres
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Hannes Kolehmainen
 Finland
Lewis Tewanima
 United States
Albin Stenroos
 Finland
110 metres hurdles
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Fred Kelly
 United States
James Wendell
 United States
Martin Hawkins
 United States
4 × 100 m relay
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 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
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 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
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 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
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Ken McArthur
 South Africa
Christian Gitsham
 South Africa
Gaston Strobino
 United States
10 kilometres walk
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George Goulding
 Canada
Ernest Webb
 Great Britain
Fernando Altimani
 Italy
Individual cross country
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Hannes Kolehmainen
 Finland
Hjalmar Andersson
 Sweden
John Eke
 Sweden
Team cross country
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 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
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Albert Gutterson
 United States
Calvin Bricker
 Canada
Georg Åberg
 Sweden
Triple jump
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Gustaf Lindblom
 Sweden
Georg Åberg
 Sweden
Erik Almlöf
 Sweden
High jump
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Alma Richards
 United States
Hans Liesche
 Germany
George Horine
 United States
Pole vault
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Harry Babcock
 United States
Frank Nelson
 United States
Marc Wright
 United States
William Halpenny
 Canada
Frank Murphy
 United States
Bertil Uggla
 Sweden
Standing long jump
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Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
 Greece
Platt Adams
 United States
Benjamin Adams
 United States
Standing high jump
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Platt Adams
 United States
Benjamin Adams
 United States
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
 Greece
Shot put
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Pat McDonald
 United States
Ralph Rose
 United States
Lawrence Whitney
 United States
Discus throw
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Armas Taipale
 Finland
Richard Byrd
 United States
James Duncan
 United States
Hammer throw
details
Matt McGrath
 United States
Duncan Gillis
 Canada
Clarence Childs
 United States
Javelin throw
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Eric Lemming
 Sweden
Julius Saaristo
 Finland
Mór Kóczán
 Hungary
Two handed shot put
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Ralph Rose
 United States
Pat McDonald
 United States
Elmer Niklander
 Finland
Two handed discus throw
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Armas Taipale
 Finland
Elmer Niklander
 Finland
Emil Magnusson
 Sweden
Two handed javelin throw
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Julius Saaristo
 Finland
Väinö Siikaniemi
 Finland
Urho Peltonen
 Finland
Pentathlon
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Ferdinand Bie
 Norway
James Donahue
 United States
Frank Lukeman
 Canada
Jim Thorpe [1]
 United States
Decathlon
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Hugo Wieslander
 Sweden
Charles Lomberg
 Sweden
Gösta Holmér
 Sweden
Jim Thorpe [1]
 United States
  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


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