Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the
1920 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
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeplechase men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
3 km walk men
10 km walk men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men
56 lb weight throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon men
Decathlon men
Cross-country events
Individual men
Team men

At the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, 29 athletics events were contested, all for men only. The competitions were held from August 15, 1920 to August 23, 1920.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Charles Paddock
United States (USA)
 Morris Kirksey
United States (USA)
 Harry Edward
Great Britain (GBR)
200 metres
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 Allen Woodring
United States (USA)
 Charles Paddock
United States (USA)
 Harry Edward
Great Britain (GBR)
400 metres
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 Bevil Rudd
South Africa (RSA)
 Guy Butler
Great Britain (GBR)
 Nils Engdahl
Sweden (SWE)
800 metres
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 Albert Hill
Great Britain (GBR)
 Earl Eby
United States (USA)
 Bevil Rudd
South Africa (RSA)
1500 metres
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 Albert Hill
Great Britain (GBR)
 Philip Noel-Baker
Great Britain (GBR)
 Lawrence Shields
United States (USA)
5000 metres
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 Joseph Guillemot
France (FRA)
 Paavo Nurmi
Finland (FIN)
 Eric Backman
Sweden (SWE)
10,000 metres
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 Paavo Nurmi
Finland (FIN)
 Joseph Guillemot
France (FRA)
 James Wilson
Great Britain (GBR)
110 metres hurdles
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 Earl Thomson
Canada (CAN)
 Harold Barron
United States (USA)
 Feg Murray
United States (USA)
400 metres hurdles
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 Frank Loomis
United States (USA)
 John Norton
United States (USA)
 August Desch
United States (USA)
3,000 metres steeplechase
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 Percy Hodge
Great Britain (GBR)
 Patrick Flynn
United States (USA)
 Ernesto Ambrosini
Italy (ITA)
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Charles Paddock
Jackson Scholz
Loren Murchison
Morris Kirksey
 France (FRA)
René Lorain
René Tirard
René Mourlon
Émile Ali-Khan
 Sweden (SWE)
Agne Holmström
William Petersson
Sven Malm
Nils Sandström
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Great Britain (GBR)
Cecil Griffiths
Robert Lindsay
John Ainsworth-Davis
Guy Butler
 South Africa (RSA)
Henry Dafel
Clarence Oldfield
Jack Oosterlaak
Bevil Rudd
 France (FRA)
Géo André
Gaston Féry
Maurice Delvart
André Devaux
3000 metres team race
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 United States (USA)
Horace Brown
Arlie Schardt
Ivan Dresser
 Great Britain (GBR)
Joe Blewitt
Albert Hill
William Seagrove
 Sweden (SWE)
Eric Backman
Sven Lundgren
Edvin Wide
Marathon
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 Hannes Kolehmainen
Finland (FIN)
 Jüri Lossmann
Estonia (EST)
 Valerio Arri
Italy (ITA)
3 kilometres walk
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 Ugo Frigerio
Italy (ITA)
 George Parker
Australia (AUS)
 Richard Remer
United States (USA)
10 kilometres walk
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 Ugo Frigerio
Italy (ITA)
 Joseph Pearman
United States (USA)
 Charles Gunn
Great Britain (GBR)
Long jump
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 William Petersson
Sweden (SWE)
 Carl Johnson
United States (USA)
 Erik Abrahamsson
Sweden (SWE)
Triple jump
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 Vilho Tuulos
Finland (FIN)
 Folke Jansson
Sweden (SWE)
 Erik Almlöf
Sweden (SWE)
High jump
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 Richmond Landon
United States (USA)
 Harold Muller
United States (USA)
 Bo Ekelund
Sweden (SWE)
Pole vault
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 Frank Foss
United States (USA)
 Henry Petersen
Denmark (DEN)
 Edwin Myers
United States (USA)
Shot put
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 Ville Pörhölä
Finland (FIN)
 Elmer Niklander
Finland (FIN)
 Harry Liversedge
United States (USA)
Discus throw
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 Elmer Niklander
Finland (FIN)
 Armas Taipale
Finland (FIN)
 Gus Pope
United States (USA)
Hammer throw
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 Patrick Ryan
United States (USA)
 Carl Johan Lind
Sweden (SWE)
 Basil Bennett
United States (USA)
Javelin throw
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 Jonni Myyrä
Finland (FIN)
 Urho Peltonen
Finland (FIN)
 Pekka Johansson
Finland (FIN)
56 lb (25 kg) weight throw
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 Pat McDonald
United States (USA)
 Patrick Ryan
United States (USA)
 Carl Johan Lind
Sweden (SWE)
Pentathlon
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 Eero Lehtonen
Finland (FIN)
 Everett Bradley
United States (USA)
 Hugo Lahtinen
Finland (FIN)
Decathlon
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 Helge Løvland
Norway (NOR)
 Brutus Hamilton
United States (USA)
 Bertil Ohlson
Sweden (SWE)
Individual cross country
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 Paavo Nurmi
Finland (FIN)
 Eric Backman
Sweden (SWE)
 Heikki Liimatainen
Finland (FIN)
Team cross country
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 Finland (FIN)
Paavo Nurmi
Heikki Liimatainen
Teodor Koskenniemi
 Great Britain (GBR)
James Wilson
Anton Hegarty
Alfred Nichols
 Sweden (SWE)
Eric Backman
Gustaf Mattsson
Hilding Ekman

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 12 8 29
2  Finland (FIN) 9 4 3 16
3  Great Britain (GBR) 4 4 4 12
4  Italy (ITA) 2 0 2 4
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 10 14
6  France (FRA) 1 2 1 4
7  South Africa (RSA) 1 1 1 3
8  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
10  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1

Participating nations[edit]

509 athletes from 25 nations competed. Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Estonia, Monaco, New Zealand, and Spain competed for the first time.

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 26 August 2007.  (Polish)