Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

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Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 17–18
Competitors 24 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Canada
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
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Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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The men's 110 metres hurdles event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, August 17, 1920 and on Wednesday, August 18, 1920.

24 runners from 15 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1920 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

In the two semi-final runs Harold Barron and Earl Thomson equalized the standing world and Olympic record with 15.0 seconds. In the final Earl Thomson set a new world record with 14.8 seconds.

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Daciano Colbacchini (ITA) 15.6 Q
2  Harry Wilson (NZL) 15.8 Q
3  Georg Lindström (SWE) 15.9
4  Wilfred Kent-Hughes (AUS)

Quarterfinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Harold Barron (USA) 15.2 Q
2  Earl Thomson (CAN) 15.4 Q
3  Gösta Holmér (SWE)
4  František Marek (TCH)

Quarterfinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Feg Murray (USA) 15.8 Q
2  George Gray (GBR) Q
3  Henri Bernard (FRA)
4  René Joannes-Powell (BEL)
5  Dimitrios Andronidas (GRE)

Quarterfinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Henri Thorsen (DEN) 16.8 Q
2  William Hunter (GBR) Q
 Willi Moser (SUI) DNF

Quarterfinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Yount (USA) 15.6 Q
2  Göran Hultin (SWE) Q
3  Harold Jeppe (RSA)
4  Adolf Reich (TCH)

Quarterfinal 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Walker Smith (USA) 15.8 Q
2  Carl-Axel Christiernsson (SWE) Q
3  Oscar van Rappard (NED)
4  Eric Dunbar (GBR)

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Harold Barron (USA) 15.0 Q =WR
2  Walker Smith (USA) 15.2 Q
3  Harry Wilson (NZL) 15.3 Q
4  Henri Thorsen (DEN)
5  William Hunter (GBR)
6  Göran Hultin (SWE)

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Earl Thomson (CAN) 15.0 Q =WR
2  Feg Murray (USA) 15.2 Q
3  Carl-Axel Christiernsson (SWE) 15.2 Q
4  George Gray (GBR)
5  William Yount (USA)
6  Daciano Colbacchini (ITA)

Final[edit]

The final was held on Wednesday, August 18, 1920.

Place Athlete Time
1  Earl Thomson (CAN) 14.8 WR
2  Harold Barron (USA) 15.1
3  Feg Murray (USA) 15.1
4  Harry Wilson (NZL) 15.2
5  Walker Smith (USA) 15.3
6  Carl-Axel Christiernsson (SWE) 15.3

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 16 August 2007.