Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men women
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 women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, 27 athletics events were contested. The competition was held on a 400 meter track and would become the standard for athletics tracks in the future. For the first time, women's events in athletics were included in the Olympic Games program. There was a total of 706 participants from 40 countries competing.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Percy Williams
Canada (CAN)
 Jack London
Great Britain (GBR)
 Georg Lammers
Germany (GER)
200 metres
details
 Percy Williams
Canada (CAN)
 Walter Rangeley
Great Britain (GBR)
 Helmut Körnig
Germany (GER)
400 metres
details
 Ray Barbuti
United States (USA)
 James Ball
Canada (CAN)
 Joachim Büchner
Germany (GER)
800 metres
details
 Douglas Lowe
Great Britain (GBR)
 Erik Byléhn
Sweden (SWE)
 Hermann Engelhard
Germany (GER)
1500 metres
details
 Harri Larva
Finland (FIN)
 Jules Ladoumegue
France (FRA)
 Eino Purje
Finland (FIN)
5000 metres
details
 Ville Ritola
Finland (FIN)
 Paavo Nurmi
Finland (FIN)
 Edvin Wide
Sweden (SWE)
10,000 metres
details
 Paavo Nurmi
Finland (FIN)
 Ville Ritola
Finland (FIN)
 Edvin Wide
Sweden (SWE)
110 metres hurdles
details
 Sydney Atkinson
South Africa (RSA)
 Steve Anderson
United States (USA)
 John Collier
United States (USA)
400 metres hurdles
details
 David Burghley
Great Britain (GBR)
 Frank Cuhel
United States (USA)
 Morgan Taylor
United States (USA)
3000 metres steeplechase
details
 Toivo Loukola
Finland (FIN)
 Paavo Nurmi
Finland (FIN)
 Ove Andersen
Finland (FIN)
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 United States (USA)
Frank Wykoff
James Quinn
Charles Borah
Henry Russell
 Germany (GER)
Georg Lammers
Richard Corts
Hubert Houben
Helmut Körnig
 Great Britain (GBR)
Cyril Gill
Edward Smouha
Walter Rangeley
Jack London
4 × 400 metres relay
details
 United States (USA)
George Baird
Fred Alderman
Emerson Spencer
Ray Barbuti
 Germany (GER)
Otto Neumann
Harry Werner Storz
Richard Krebs
Hermann Engelhard
 Canada (CAN)
James Ball
Stanley Glover
Phil Edwards
Alex Wilson
Marathon
details
 Boughera El Ouafi
France (FRA)
 Manuel Plaza
Chile (CHI)
 Martti Marttelin
Finland (FIN)
Long jump
details
 Edward Hamm
United States (USA)
 Silvio Cator
Haiti (HAI)
 Alfred Bates
United States (USA)
Triple jump
details
 Mikio Oda
Japan (JPN)
 Levi Casey
United States (USA)
 Vilho Tuulos
Finland (FIN)
High jump
details
 Bob King
United States (USA)
 Benjamin Hedges
United States (USA)
 Claude Ménard
France (FRA)
Pole vault
details
 Sabin Carr
United States (USA)
 William Droegemuller
United States (USA)
 Charles McGinnis
United States (USA)
Shot put
details
 John Kuck
United States (USA)
 Herman Brix
United States (USA)
 Emil Hirschfeld
Germany (GER)
Discus throw
details
 Bud Houser
United States (USA)
 Antero Kivi
Finland (FIN)
 James Corson
United States (USA)
Javelin throw
details
 Erik Lundqvist
Sweden (SWE)
 Béla Szepes
Hungary (HUN)
 Olav Sunde
Norway (NOR)
Hammer throw
details
 Pat O'Callaghan
Ireland (IRL)
 Ossian Skiöld
Sweden (SWE)
 Edmund Black
United States (USA)
Decathlon
details
 Paavo Yrjölä
Finland (FIN)
 Akilles Järvinen
Finland (FIN)
 Ken Doherty
United States (USA)

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Betty Robinson
United States (USA)
 Bobbie Rosenfeld
Canada (CAN)
 Ethel Smith
Canada (CAN)
800 metres
details
 Lina Radke
Germany (GER)
 Kinue Hitomi
Japan (JPN)
 Inga Gentzel
Sweden (SWE)
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 Canada (CAN)
Myrtle Cook
Ethel Smith
Bobbie Rosenfeld
Jane Bell
 United States (USA)
Jessie Cross
Loretta McNeil
Betty Robinson
Mary Washburn
 Germany (GER)
Anni Holdmann
Leni Junker
Rosa Kellner
Leni Schmidt
High jump
details
 Ethel Catherwood
Canada (CAN)
 Lien Gisolf
Netherlands (NED)
 Mildred Wiley
United States (USA)
Discus throw
details
 Halina Konopacka
Poland (POL)
 Lillian Copeland
United States (USA)
 Ruth Svedberg
Sweden (SWE)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 8 8 25
2  Finland (FIN) 5 5 4 14
3  Canada (CAN) 4 2 2 8
4  Great Britain (GBR) 2 2 1 5
5  Germany (GER) 1 2 6 9
6 Sweden 1 2 4 7
7  France (FRA) 1 1 1 3
8  Japan (JPN) 1 1 0 2
9  Ireland (IRL) 1 0 0 1
 Poland (POL) 1 0 0 1
 South Africa (RSA) 1 0 0 1
12  Chile (CHI) 0 1 0 1
 Haiti (HAI) 0 1 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
16  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

706 athletes from 40 nations competed. Lithuania and Romania competed in athletics for the first time. Bulgaria, Egypt, Malta, Panama, Rhodesia, and Uruguay were the only six nations not to compete in athletics.

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