Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Athletics men's 100 metre final3.JPG
The finish of the final.
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates July 6–7
Competitors 70 from 22 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
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Athletics at the
1912 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 6, 1912 and on July 7, 1912.

Seventy runners from 22 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 10.5(*) German Empire Emil Ketterer Karlsruhe (GER) July 9, 1911
10.5(*) German Empire Richard Rau Braunschweig (GER) August 13, 1911
10.5(*) German Empire Richard Rau Munich (GER) May 12, 1912
10.5(*) German Empire Erwin Kern Munich (GER) May 26, 1912
Olympic Record 10.8 United States Frank Jarvis Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900
10.8 United States Walter Tewksbury Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900
10.8 United States James Rector London (GBR) July 20, 1908
10.8(**) South Africa Reggie Walker London (GBR) July 21, 1908
10.8 United States James Rector London (GBR) July 21, 1908
10.8 South Africa Reggie Walker London (GBR) July 22, 1908

(*) unofficial

(**) Actual time was 10.7, rounded up to the nearest fifth, in accordance with rules in force at the time. So his time was only given as 1045.

The Olympic record for the 100 metres coming into 1912 was 10.8 seconds. It was matched by David Jacobs of Great Britain in the 10th heat before being broken by American Donald Lippincott with 10.6 seconds in the 16th heat. This was also the inaugural official world record in the 100 metres. Three semifinalists (including Lippincott) ran the race in 10.7 seconds, but the new record of 10.6 seconds stood for the rest of the event.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

All heats were held on Saturday, July 6, 1912.

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Charles Luther (SWE) 12.8 QS

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Ivan Möller (SWE) 11.5 QS
2  Pál Szalay (HUN) QS
3  Rudolf Rauch (AUT)

Heat 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Ira Courtney (USA) 11.2 QS
2  István Jankovich (HUN) QS
3  Pierre Failliot (FRA)
4  Henry Blakeney (GBR)
5  Ladislav Jiránek (BOH)
6  Pablo Eitel (CHI)

Heat 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Richard Rice (GBR) 11.4 QS
2  Rolf Smedmark (SWE) QS

Heat 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Victor d'Arcy (GBR) 11.2 QS
2  Reuben Povey (RSA) QS
3  António Stromp (POR)

Heat 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Richard Rau (GER) 11.5 QS
2  Vilmos Rácz (HUN) QS
3  Ture Person (SWE)
4  Robert Schurrer (FRA)
5  Dimitrios Triantafyllakos (GRE)
6  Leopolds Lēvenšteins (RUS)

Heat 7

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Stewart (ANZ) 11.0 QS
2  Léon Aelter (BEL) QS
3  Charles Lelong (FRA)
4  Jan Grijseels (NED)
5  Richard Schwarz (RUS)

Heat 8

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Knut Lindberg (SWE) 11.6 QS
2  Bedřich Vygoda (BOH) 11.6 QS
3  Dušan Milošević (SRB) 11.6
4  Jón Halldórsson (ISL) 12.1

Heat 9

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Alvah Meyer (USA) 11.6 QS
2  Franco Giongo (ITA) QS
3  Robert Duncan (GBR)
4  Georges Rolot (FRA)

Heat 10

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  David Jacobs (GBR) 10.8 =OR QS
2  Clement Wilson (USA) QS
3  Marius Delaby (FRA)
4  Herman Sotaaen (NOR)
5  Václav Labík-Gregan (BOH)

Heat 11

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Frank Belote (USA) 11.0 QS
2  René Mourlon (FRA) QS
3  Henry Macintosh (GBR)
4  Harry Beasley (CAN)

Heat 12

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Peter Gerhardt (USA) 11.2 QS
2  Frank Lukeman (CAN) QS
3  Fritz Weinzinger (AUT)
4  Alexander Pedersen (NOR)
5  Duncan Macmillan (GBR)

Heat 13

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Howard (CAN) 11.0 QS
2  George Patching (RSA) QS
3  Harold Heiland (USA)
4  Pavel Shtiglits (RUS)
 Emil Ketterer (GER) Did not finish

Heat 14

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Arthur Anderson (GBR) 11.0 QS
2  Rupert Thomas (USA) QS
3  Frank McConnell (CAN)
4  Skotte Jacobsson (SWE)

Heat 15

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Howard Drew (USA) 11.0 QS
2  Erwin Kern (GER) QS
3  Julien Boullery (FRA)
 James Barker (GBR) Did not finish

Heat 16

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Donald Lippincott (USA) 10.6 WR QS
2  Willie Applegarth (GBR) QS
3  Max Herrmann (GER)
4  Ervin Szerelemhegyi (HUN)
5  Yahiko Mishima (JPN)

Heat 17

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Ralph Craig (USA) 11.2 QS
2  Ferenc Szobota (HUN) QS
3  Ragnar Ekberg (SWE)
4  Fritz Fleischer (AUT)

Semifinals[edit]

All semi-finals were held on Saturday, July 6, 1912.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Howard Drew (USA) 11.0 QF
2  Ira Courtney (USA)
3  Peter Gerhardt (USA)
4  Charles Luther (SWE)
5  Erwin Kern (GER)
6  Vilmos Rácz (HUN)

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  George Patching (RSA) 10.9 QF
2  Knut Lindberg (SWE)
3  Richard Rice (GBR)
4  Franco Giongo (ITA)
5  Léon Aelter (BEL)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Alvah Meyer (USA) 10.7 QF
2  David Jacobs (GBR)
3  Frank Lukeman (CAN)
4  Pál Szalay (HUN)
 Rolf Smedmark (SWE) Did not finish

Semifinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Ralph Craig (USA) 10.7 QF
2  Richard Rau (GER) 10.9
3  William Stewart (ANZ)
4  István Jankovich (HUN)
5  René Mourlon (FRA)
6  Ferenc Szobota (HUN)
The start of the final.
Immediately after the start of the final.

Semifinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Donald Lippincott (USA) 10.7 QF
2  Willie Applegarth (GBR)
3  Bedřich Vygoda (BOH)
4  Clement Wilson (USA)
5  Victor d'Arcy (GBR)
6  John Howard (CAN)

Semifinal 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Frank Belote (USA) 11.1 QF
2  Reuben Povey (RSA)
3  Rupert Thomas (USA)
4  Ivan Möller (SWE)
5  Arthur Anderson (GBR)

Final[edit]

The final was held on Sunday, July 7, 1912. Drew was forced to scratch from the final after he pulled a tendon at the end of the first semi-final.

The official report gives the result as Ralph Craig 1045, Alvah Meyer 60 cm behind winner, and Donald Lippincott 15 cm behind second man.

Place Athlete Time
1  Ralph Craig (USA) 10.8
2  Alvah Meyer (USA) 10.9
3  Donald Lippincott (USA) 10.9
4.  George Patching (RSA) 11.0
5.  Frank Belote (USA) 11.0
 Howard Drew (USA) DNS

References[edit]

  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 24 August 2006.