Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates 29 July 1928 (heats, quarterfinals)
30 July 1928 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 76 from 33 nations
Winning time 10.8 seconds
Medalists
Gold medal    Canada
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Germany
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Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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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

The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands, were held at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, 29 July and Monday, 30 July. Seventy-six runners from 27 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Place Name Time
1st  Percy Williams (CAN) 10.8 seconds
2nd  Jack London (GBR) 10.9 seconds
3rd  Georg Lammers (GER) 10.9 seconds
4  Frank Wykoff (USA) 11.0 seconds
5  Wilfred Legg (RSA) 11.0 seconds
6  Robert McAllister (USA) 11.0 seconds

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 10.4 United States Charlie Paddock Redlands, California (USA) April 23, 1921
Olympic Record 10.6 United States Donald Lippincott Stockholm (SWE) July 6, 1912
10.6 United Kingdom Harold Abrahams Paris (FRA) July 6/7 1924

Percy Williams equalized the standing Olympic record with 10.6 seconds in the fourth heat of the second round. In the first semifinal, Williams, Robert McAllister, and Wilfred Legg all equalized the record.

Preliminaries[edit]

Records
First Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Second Round
1 2 3 4 5 6
Semifinals
1 2
Final
References

First Round[edit]

Sixteen heats were held, the two fastest of each qualified for the second round.

Heat 1[edit]

Place Name Time
1  John Fitzpatrick (CAN) 11.0 seconds
2  Richard Corts (GER) 11.0 seconds
3  Wilhelm Hennings (NED) 11.2 seconds
4  Willy Dujardin (BEL) 11.4 seconds
5  Angelos Lamprou (GRE) 11.4 seconds

Heat 2[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Sydney Atkinson (RSA) 11.2 seconds
2  André Mourlon (FRA) 11.3 seconds
3  Jesús Moraila (MEX) unknown
4  Franco Reyser (ITA) unknown
 Friedrich-Wilhelm Wichmann (GER) DNS

Heat 3[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Frank Wykoff (USA) 11.0 seconds
2  Paul Brochart (BEL) unknown
3  Jaap Boot (NED) unknown(*)
4  Mario Gómez Daza (MEX) unknown
5  Konstantinos Petridis (GRE) unknown
6  Francisco Muñagorri (ESP) unknown

(*) Some sources credit the third place to Gómez Daza and list Boot in fourth. (The official report did not show the ranking.)

Heat 4[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Ferenc Gerő (HUN) 10.8 seconds
2  Aubrey Burton-Durham (RSA) unknown
3  Willy Weibel (SUI) 11.4 seconds
4  Diego Ordóñez (ESP) 11.4 seconds
5  John Heap (GBR) unknown
6  Eduardo Albe (ARG) unknown

Heat 5[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Jack London (GBR) 10.8 seconds
2  George Hester (CAN) unknown
3  Ladislau Peter (ROU) unknown
4  Francisco Costas (MEX) unknown
5  Mehmet Ali Aybar (TUR) unknown

Heat 6[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Juan Bautista Pina (ARG) 11.0 seconds
2  Ralph Adams (CAN) unknown
3  Edgardo Toetti (ITA) unknown
4  Iwao Aizawa (JPN) unknown
5  Semih Türkdoğan (TUR) unknown

Heat 7[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Wilfred Legg (RSA) 11.0 seconds
2  Cyril Gill (GBR) 11.0 seconds
3  Rodolfo Wagner (CHI) unknown
 Sándor Hajdú (HUN) DNS
 Giuseppe Castelli (ITA) DNS

Heat 8[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Hubert Houben (GER) 11.0 seconds
2  Johannes Viljoen (RSA) 11.0 seconds
3  Karel Kněnický (TCH) 11.3 seconds
4  Dolf Benz (NED) 11.4 seconds

Heat 9[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Georg Lammers (GER) 10.8 seconds
2  André Théard (HAI) unknown
3  János Paizs (HUN) unknown
4  Leo Jørgensen (DEN) unknown
5  Jean Moulin (LUX) unknown
6  Renos Frangoudis (GRE) unknown

Heat 10[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Walter Rangeley (GBR) 11.0 seconds
2  Rinus van den Berge (NED) 11.1 seconds
3  Johann Bartl (TCH) unknown
4  Şinasi Şahingiray (TUR) unknown

Heat 11[edit]

Place Name Time
1  István Raggambi (HUN) 11.0 seconds
2  Jimmy Carlton (AUS) 11.1 seconds
3  Alberto Barucco (ARG) unknown
4  Oscar Alvarado (CHI) unknown
5  Juan Serrahima (ESP) unknown
6  R. Burns (IND) unknown

Heat 12[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Percy Williams (CAN) 11.0 seconds
2  Jaroslav Vykoupil (TCH) unknown
3  André Dufau (FRA) unknown
4  José de Lima (POR) unknown
5  Haris Šveminas (LTU) unknown

Heat 13[edit]

Place Name Time
1  José Barrientos (CUB) 11.0 seconds
2  André Cerbonney (FRA) unknown
3  Fred Zinner (BEL) unknown
-  Arthur Porritt (NZL) DNS

Heat 14[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Claude Bracey (USA) 11.0 seconds
2  Gilbert Auvergne (FRA) 11.1 seconds
3  Hermann Geißler (AUT) 11.2 seconds
4  Risto Mattila (FIN) 11.3 seconds
5  Emmanuel Goldsmith (SUI) 11.5 seconds
6  George Schmit (LUX) 12.2 seconds

Heat 15[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Henry Russell (USA) 11.0 seconds
2  Denis Cussen (IRL) unknown
3  Willy Tschopp (SUI) unknown
4  Adolphe Groscol (BEL) unknown

Heat 16[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Robert McAllister (USA) 10.8 seconds
2  Anselmo Gonzaga (PHI) unknown
3  Enrique de Chávarri (ESP) unknown
4  Fritz Eyschen (LUX) unknown
5  H. Enis (TUR) DNS

Second Round[edit]

Six heats were held, the two fastest of each qualifird for the semifinals.

Second Round Heat 1[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Wilfred Legg (RSA) 10.8 seconds
2  John Fitzpatrick (CAN) unknown
3  Ferenc Gerő (HUN) unknown
4  Rinus van den Berge (NED) unknown
5  Denis Cussen (IRL) unknown
6  Jaroslav Vykoupil (TCH) unknown

Second Round Heat 2[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Robert McAllister (USA) 10.8 seconds
2  Richard Corts (GER) 11.0 seconds
3  Cyril Gill (GBR) unknown
4  István Raggambi (HUN) unknown
5  Aubrey Burton-Durham (RSA) unknown
6  André Cerbonney (FRA) unknown

Second Round Heat 3[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Henry Russell (USA) 10.8 seconds
2  Hubert Houben (GER) unknown
3  Gilbert Auvergne (FRA) unknown
4  George Hester (CAN) unknown
5  Sydney Atkinson (RSA) unknown

Second Round Heat 4[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Percy Williams (CAN) 10.6 seconds =OR
2  Jack London (GBR) 10.8 seconds
3  André Théard (HAI) unknown
4  André Mourlon (FRA) unknown
5  José Barrientos (CUB) unknown

Second Round Heat 5[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Frank Wykoff (USA) 10.8 seconds
2  Juan Bautista Pina (ARG) unknown
3  Johannes Viljoen (RSA) unknown
4  Anselmo Gonzaga (PHI) unknown
5  Jimmy Carlton (AUS) 11.0 seconds

Second Round Heat 6[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Claude Bracey (USA) 10.8 seconds
2  Georg Lammers (GER) unknown
3  Walter Rangeley (GBR) unknown
4  Ralph Adams (CAN) unknown
5  Paul Brochart (BEL) unknown

Semifinals[edit]

Two semifinals were held, the three fastest of each qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Robert McAllister (USA) 10.6 seconds =OR
2  Percy Williams (CAN) 10.6 seconds =OR
3  Wilfred Legg (RSA) 10.6 seconds =OR
4  Hubert Houben (GER) 10.7 seconds
5  Claude Bracey (USA) 10.8 seconds
6  Juan Bautista Pina (ARG) 11.0 seconds

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Name Time
1  Jack London (GBR) 10.6 seconds =OR
2  Georg Lammers (GER) 10.7 seconds
3  Frank Wykoff (USA) 10.7 seconds
4  Henry Russell (USA) 10.8 seconds
5  Richard Corts (GER) 10.8 seconds
6  John Fitzpatrick (CAN) 10.9 seconds

References[edit]