Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's pentathlon

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Men's pentathlon
at the Games of the V Olympiad
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Date July 7
Competitors 26 from 11 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada
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Athletics at the
1912 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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

The men's pentathlon was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the event was held.

Results[edit]

Thorpe's gold medal was stripped by the International Olympic Committee in 1913, after the IOC learned that Thorpe had played semi-pro baseball before, violating Olympic amateurism rules, before the 1912 Games. This moved everyone else up in the rankings. In 1982, the IOC was convinced that the disqualification had been improper, as no protest against Thorpe's eligibility had been brought within the required 30 days and reinstated Thorpe's medals. Bie, Donahue, and Lukeman, however, were declared to still be gold, silver, and bronze medalists, respectively. This made Thorpe and Bie co-champions.

Long jump[edit]

Event 1
Place Athlete Distance Score
1  Jim Thorpe (USA) 7.07 1
2  Ferdinand Bie (NOR) 6.85 2
3  James Donahue (USA) 6.83 3
4  Avery Brundage (USA) 6.58 4
5  Oscar Lemming (SWE) 6.55 5
6  Charles Lomberg (SWE) 6.53 6
7  Otto Bäurle (GER) 6.52 7
8  Erik Kugelberg (SWE) 6.45 8
 Frank Lukeman (CAN) 6.45 8
10  Nils Fjästad (SWE) 6.43 10
11  James Menaul (USA) 6.40 11
12  Inge Lindholm (SWE) 6.32 12
13  Pierre Failliot (FRA) 6.29 13
14  Hugo Wieslander (SWE) 6.27 14
15  Einar Nilsson (SWE) 6.23 15
16  Julius Wagner (SUI) 6.22 16
17  Emil Kukko (FIN) 6.19 17
18  John Eller (USA) 6.17 18
19  Gustav Kröjer (AUT) 6.10 19
20  Gösta Holmér (SWE) 6.02 20
21  Géo André (FRA) 5.98 21
22  Halt/Waitzer[1] (GER) 22
23  Alfredo Pagani (ITA) 5.86 23
24  Halt/Waitzer[1] (GER) 24
25  Mgirdiç Migiryan (TUR) 5.59 25
26  Hugo Ericson (SWE) 5.58 26

Javelin throw[edit]

200 metres[edit]

Halt and Waitzer both dropped out of the running, not finishing the 200 metres. After the event was over, only the top 12 athletes advanced to the fourth event, with everyone else eliminated. Scores were recalculated after the eliminations.

Discus throw[edit]

Only the top 6 finishers after the discus throw advanced to the final event. Since there was a tie for 6th, both of the 6th-place finishers moved on, making 7 competitors in the 1500 metres. Scores were not recalculated after the second cut.

1500 metres[edit]

The tie between Donahue and Lukeman was broken by calculating each athlete's score on the decathlon table, originally deciding between a bronze medal and fourth place. Donahue won, 3475.865 points to 3396.975 points, to take the bronze medal. Thorpe's disqualification in 1913 resulted in Bie being awarded the gold medal, while Donahue and Lukeman moved up to silver and bronze, respectively. When Thorpe's results were reinstated 70 years later, his gold medal status was returned while the other three athletes kept their upgraded placings—resulting in two gold medalists.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Distances for these two Germans are unknown. Since all other athletes' places are known, Waitzer and Halt took 22nd and 24th places, though which took which place is unknown.
  2. ^ Waitzer's distance in the javelin throw is also unknown, though it was less than 33.36 metres as he finished in last place.
  3. ^ a b Halt's score from the first event is either 22 or 24 points, giving him a total of 32 or 34. If it is 22, Halt would be placed 18th, between Menaul (17th) and Ericson (19th). If it is 24, Halt is tied at 20th with Kröjer, and Ericson is placed 18th.

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 9 January 2007.  (Polish)