Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres hurdles
|Men's 200 metres hurdles
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||Bois de Boulogne|
|Competitors||11 from 5 nations|
|Athletics at the
1900 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|200 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|2500 m steeplechase||men|
|4000 m steeplechase||men|
|5000 m team race||men|
|Standing long jump||men|
|Standing triple jump||men|
|Standing high jump||men|
The men's 200 metres hurdles was a hurdling event on the athletics programme at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 16, 1900. 11 athletes from five nations competed in the middle of the three hurdling events.
None, this was the first time the event was held.
Alvin Kraenzlein set the first Olympic record for this event when he ran 27.0 seconds in the first heat of the first round. Norman Pritchard improved this record in the second heat with 26.8 seconds. Finally Alvin Kraenzlein took the Olympic record by winning the final with 25.4 seconds.
In the first round, there were two heats. The top two runners in each advanced to the final.
First round, heat 1
|1||Alvin Kraenzlein (USA)||27.0 s|
|2||Eugène Choisel (FRA)||(27.5)|
|3||Frederick Moloney (USA)||(27.6)|
|4||William Remington (USA)||Unknown|
|5||Gustav Rau (GER)||Unknown|
Kraenzlein won by four yards.
First round, heat 2
|1||Norman Pritchard (IND)||26.8 s|
|2||Walter Tewksbury (USA)||(27.1)|
|3||Thaddeus McClain (USA)||(27.2)|
|4||Henri Tauzin (FRA)||Unknown|
|5||William Lewis (USA)||Unknown|
|6||Zoltán Speidl (HUN)||Unknown|
Pritchard won by two yards.
|1||Alvin Kraenzlein (USA)||25.4 s|
|2||Norman Pritchard (IND)||(26.0)|
|3||Walter Tewksbury (USA)||(26.1)|
|4||Eugène Choisel (FRA)||Unknown|
Kraenzlein won by five yards, despite having been penalized one metre for a false start. The 200 metre hurdles was his fourth individual victory in Paris; no other track and field athlete has won as many individual victories in a single Olympics.
- International Olympic Committee.
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at .
- Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.