Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 15–17
Competitors 40 from 17 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    South Africa
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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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
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Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
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56 lb weight throw men
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Pentathlon men
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Individual men
Team men

The men's 800 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Sunday, August 15, 1920 to Tuesday, August 17, 1920.

Forty runners from 17 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:51.9 United States Ted Meredith Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912
Olympic Record 1:51.9 United States Ted Meredith Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Edgar Mountain (GBR) 1:57.6 Q
2  Giuseppe Bonini (ITA) 2:02.2 Q
3  Fernand Bauduin (FRA) 2:02.5 Q
4  James Doig (RSA) 2:03.0 Q
5  Joseph Van Der Wee (BEL)
6  Saburo Hasumi (JPN)
7  José Grasset (ESP)
8  Karel Přibyl (TCH)
9  Jean Proess (LUX)

Quarterfinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Bevil Rudd (RSA) 1:55.0 Q
2  Albert Hill (GBR) 1:56.2 Q
3  Earl Eby (USA) 1:57.7 Q
4  Jean Esparbès (FRA) 1:57.7 Q
5  Elis Johansson (SWE)
6  Arturo Porro (ITA)
7  Léoncé Oleffe (BEL)
8  Hec Phillips (CAN)
9  Odolf Larsen (NOR)

Quarterfinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) 1:56.0 Q
2  Don Scott (USA) 1:56.9 Q
3  Tolly Bolin (SWE) 1:57.8 Q
4  Adje Paulen (NED) 1:58.4 Q
5  Agide Simonazzi (ITA) 1:58.9
6  Paul Martin (SUI) 1:59.0
7  Karel Frankenstein (TCH) 2:00.0

Quarterfinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Robert Goullieux (FRA) 1:58.8 Q
2  Tom Campbell (USA) 1:59.4 Q
3  Henry Dafel (RSA) 1:59.9 Q
4  Ernesto Ambrosini (ITA) 2:00.2 Q
5  Nils Engdahl (SWE)
6  Johannes Villemson (EST)
7  Josef Teplý (TCH)
 Jean Delarge (BEL) DNF

Quarterfinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 2:00.6 Q
2  Albert Sprott (USA) 2:01.5 Q
3  Miguel García Onsalo (ESP) 2:02.2 Q
4  Kléber Argouac'h (FRA) 2:02.5 Q
5  Jaroslav Procházka (TCH)
6  Henri Godin (BEL)
7  Émile Barral (MON)

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Don Scott (USA) 1:57.2 Q
2  Edgar Mountain (GBR) 1:58.0 Q
3  Albert Sprott (USA) 1:58.7 Q
4  Ernesto Ambrosini (ITA) 1:59.5
5  Robert Goullieux (FRA) 1:59.6
6  Miguel García Onsalo (ESP) 2:01.2
7  James Doig (RSA) 2:01.5

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Bevil Rudd (RSA) 1:57.0 Q
2  Tom Campbell (USA) 1:57.6 Q
3  Adje Paulen (NED) 1:57.8 Q
4  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 1:58.1
5  Giuseppe Bonini (ITA) 1:58.1
6  Kléber Argouac'h (FRA)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Albert Hill (GBR) 1:56.4 Q
2  Earl Eby (USA) 1:57.0 Q
3  Jean Esparbès (FRA) 1:57.3 Q
4  Tolly Bolin (SWE) 1:57.5
5  Fernand Bauduin (FRA) 1:58.0
6  Henry Dafel (RSA)
 Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) DNS

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Albert Hill (GBR) 1:53.4
2  Earl Eby (USA) 1:53.6
3  Bevil Rudd (RSA) 1:54.0
4  Edgar Mountain (GBR) 1:54.6
5  Don Scott (USA) 1:56.0
6  Albert Sprott (USA) 1:56.4
7  Adje Paulen (NED) 1:56.4
8  Jean Esparbès (FRA) 1:58.0
 Tom Campbell (USA) DNF

References[edit]