Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

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Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Athletics men's 110 metre hurdles - Frederick Kelly.JPG
The winner, Fred Kelly.
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates July 11 (heats, semifinals)
July 12 (final)
Competitors 22 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
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The men's 110 metres hurdles 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 Thursday, July 11, 1912 and on Friday, July 12, 1912.

22 hurdlers from 15 nations competed.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 15.0 United States Forrest Smithson London (GBR) July 25, 1908
Olympic Record 15.0 United States Forrest Smithson London (GBR) July 25, 1908

The records for the 110 metre hurdles coming into 1912 were 15.0 seconds, which were not matched during the 1912 Games.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

All heats were held on Thursday, July 11, 1912.

Only two hurdlers were eliminated after the heats.

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  George Chisholm (USA) 15.4 QS
2  Károly Solymár (HUN) 15.8 QS

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Eller (USA) 16.0 QS
2  Gerard Anderson (GBR) 18.6 QS

Heat 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Martin Hawkins (USA) 16.1 QS
2  Géo André (FRA) 16.8 QS

Heat 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Ferdinand Bie (NOR) 16.2 QS
2  Valdemar Wickholm (FIN) 16.6 QS

Heat 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Pablo Eitel (CHI) 17.2 QS

Heat 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Marius Delaby (FRA) 16.0 QS
2  Vaughn Blanchard (USA) 16.0 QS
3.  Alfredo Pagani (ITA)

Heat 7

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Edwin Pritchard (USA) 16.4 QS
2  Henry Blakeney (GBR) 17.4 QS

Heat 8

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Nicholson (USA) 15.5 QS
2  Daciano Colbacchini (ITA) 16.1 QS

Heat 9

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Fred Kelly (USA) 16.4 QS

Heat 10

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Case (USA) 16.3 QS
2  Hermann von Bönninghausen (GER) 17.0 QS

Heat 11

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Kenneth Powell (GBR) 15.6 QS
2  James Wendell (USA) 15.7 QS
3  Frank Lukeman (CAN)

Semifinals[edit]

All semi-finals were held on Thursday, July 11, 1912.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Kenneth Powell (GBR) 15.6 QF
2  John Eller (USA) 15.7
3  Ferdinand Bie (NOR) 15.8
4  Pablo Eitel (CHI)

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Martin Hawkins (USA) 15.7 QF
2  Daciano Colbacchini (ITA) 16.0
3  Marius Delaby (FRA) 16.2
 Károly Solymár (HUN) Did not finish

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Nicholson (USA) 15.4 QF
2  Vaughn Blanchard (USA) 15.7
3  Hermann von Bönninghausen (GER) 16.0

Semifinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  James Wendell (USA) 15.5 QF
2  George Chisholm (USA) 15.7
 Gerard Anderson (GBR) Did not finish

Semifinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Fred Kelly (USA) 15.6 QF
2  Valdemar Wickholm (FIN) 16.6
3  Henry Blakeney (GBR)

Semifinal 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Case (USA) 15.6 QF
2  Edwin Pritchard (USA) 15.6
3  Géo André (FRA)

Final[edit]

The final where John Nicholson fell and did not finish the race.

The final was held on Friday, July 12, 1912. Nicholson fell at the eighth hurdle, leaving Kelly to hold on and win by a narrow margin over Wendell.

Place Athlete Time
1  Fred Kelly (USA) 15.1
2  James Wendell (USA) 15.2
3  Martin Hawkins (USA) 15.3
4  John Case (USA) 15.3
5  Kenneth Powell (GBR) 15.5
 John Nicholson (USA) DNF

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". Retrieved 1 January 2007.  (Polish)