Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion
Berlin, Germany
Dates 2 August 1936 (heats, quarterfinals)
3 August 1936 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 63 from 30 nations
Winning time 10.3
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Netherlands
«1932 1948»
Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk 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 women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, were held at Olympiastadion on 2 and 3 August. The final was won by American Jesse Owens, and teammate Ralph Metcalfe repeated as silver medalist.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 10.3 *
2 Ralph Metcalfe United States 10.4
3 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 10.5
4 Frank Wykoff United States 10.6
5 Erich Borchmeyer Germany 10.7
6 Lennart Strandberg Sweden 10.9

Key: WR = World record; =OR = Olympic record
* Wind assisted, time did not count toward a world or Olympic record.

Preliminaries[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the twelve heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennart Strandberg Sweden 10.7
2 Takayoshi Yoshioka Japan 10.8
3 Manfred Kersch Germany 10.8
4 Maurice Carlton France
5 Aristidis Sakellariou Greece

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Chris Berger Netherlands 10.8
2 Pat Dannaher South Africa 11.0
3 Bernard Marchand Switzerland 11.2
4 Antonio Sande Argentina 11.2
5 Julije Bauer Yugoslavia 11.5

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wil van Beveren Netherlands 10.8
2 Eric Grimbeek South Africa 10.9
3 Ruudi Toomsalu Estonia 11.0
4 Antonio Salcedo Philippines
5 José Domingo Sánchez Colombia
6 Mohammad Khan Afghanistan

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gyula Gyenes Hungary 10.7
2 Monta Suzuki Japan 10.7
3 Palle Virtanen Finland 10.9
4 Paul Bronner France 11.1
5 Antonio Cuba Peru
6 Elias Gutiérrez Colombia

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Howie McPhee Canada 10.8
2 Lennart Lindgren Sweden 10.8
3 Robert Paul France 11.0
4 George Fahoum Egypt
5 Poh Kimseng Republic of China

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Marthinus Theunissen South Africa 10.7
2 Gerd Hornberger Germany 10.7
3 Tomás Beswick Argentina 10.9
4 Toivo Sariola Finland
5 Sveinn Ingvarsson Iceland
6 Oskar Ospelt Liechtenstein

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe United States 10.8
2 József Sir Hungary 10.8
3 Nemesio de Guzman Philippines 11.1
4 Fritz Seeger Switzerland

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Erich Borchmeyer Germany 10.7
2 Bruce Humber Canada 10.8
3 Gábor Gerő Hungary 11.3
4 Chen Kingkwan Republic of China
5 Alfred Bencini Malta

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Wykoff United States 10.6
2 Arthur Sweeney Great Britain 10.7
3 Antonio Fondevilla Argentina 11.0
4 Toivo Ahjopalo Finland
5 Oswaldo Dominguez Brazil
6 Xaver Frick Liechtenstein

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 10.5
2 Alan Pennington Great Britain 10.6
3 Lee Orr Canada 10.6
4 Robert Struckl Austria
5 Eric Whiteside India

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Paul Hänni Switzerland 10.7
2 Cyril Holmes Great Britain 10.8
3 Renos Frangoudis Greece 10.8
4 François Mersch Luxembourg 10.9
5 Liu Changchun Republic of China

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 10.3 =OR
2 Kichizo Sasaki Japan 11.0
3 José de Almeida Brazil 11.1
4 Dieudonné "Guthy" Devrindt Belgium
5 Austin Cassar-Torreggiani Malta

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennart Strandberg Sweden 10.5
2 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 10.6
3 Frank Wykoff United States 10.6
4 Gerd Hornberger Germany 10.7
5 Gyula Gyenes Hungary
6 Cyril Holmes Great Britain

Heat two *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 10.2
2 Paul Hänni Switzerland 10.6
3 József Sir Hungary 10.7
4 Takayoshi Yoshioka Japan 10.8
5 Eric Grimbeek South Africa 10.9
6 Lennart Lindgren Sweden 11.0

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe United States 10.5
2 Alan Pennington Great Britain 10.6
3 Wil van Beveren Netherlands 10.7
4 Marthinus Theunissen South Africa
5 Bruce Humber Canada
6 Kichizo Sasaki Japan

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Erich Borchmeyer Germany 10.5
2 Arthur Sweeney Great Britain 10.6
3 Howie McPhee Canada 10.6
4 Monta Suzuki Japan 10.8
5 Chris Berger Netherlands 11.0
6 Pat Dannaher South Africa

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens United States 10.4
2 Frank Wykoff United States 10.5
3 Lennart Strandberg Sweden 10.5
4 Paul Hänni Switzerland 10.7
5 Wil van Beveren Netherlands 10.8
6 Alan Pennington Great Britain

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe United States 10.5
2 Tinus Osendarp Netherlands 10.6
3 Erich Borchmeyer Germany 10.7
4 Howie McPhee Canada 10.7
5 Arthur Sweeney Great Britain 10.7
6 József Sir Hungary 10.9

Key: WR = World record; =OR = Olympic record
* Wind assisted, time did not count toward a world or Olympic record.

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