Canada at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Canada
IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp
Competitors 53 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Archie McDiarmid
Medals
Rank: 12
Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. These games marked the introduction of winter sports to the Olympic program (competed in April 1920); Canada won its first gold medal for ice hockey.

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Diving[edit]

A single diver represented Canada in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Flint competed in all three of the men's events, but did not reach the final in any.

Men

Ranks given are within the semifinal group.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Richard Flint 3 m springboard 29 480.70 5 Did not advance
10 m platform 28 351.35 6 Did not advance
Plain high dive 34 126.0 7 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Three swimmers, all male, represented Canada in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Hodgson was unable to successfully defend his 1912 championships in the 400 and 1500 metre freestyle events, not even reaching the final in either; Vernot took a bronze and a silver in those events.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sidney Gooday 200 m breast Unknown 5 Did not advance
400 m breast Did not finish Did not advance
George Hodgson 400 m free 5:49.8 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
1500 m free 24:36.6 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
George Vernot 100 m free 1:05.2 1 Q 1:05.8 3 Did not advance
400 m free 5:32.6 1 Q 5:27.8 1 Q 5:29.6 3
1500 m free 23:40.0 1 Q 22:59.4 1 Q 22:36.4 2

Athletics[edit]

14 athletes represented Canada in 1920. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport, having competed in athletics every time the country competed at the Olympics. The best result for the team was Thomson's gold medal in the high hurdles, as Canada took a gold medal in athletics for the fifth straight Games.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cyril Coaffee 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
James Dellow Marathon N/A 2:46:47.0 13
Edward Freeman 3 km walk N/A Unknown 8 Did not advance
10 km walk N/A Disqualified Did not advance
Edward Lawrence 1500 m N/A 4:03.9 5 Did not advance
10000 m N/A 33:08.5 6 Did not advance
Georges Norman Marathon N/A 2:58:01.0 22
Alexandre Penton 100 m 11.2 2 Q 11.4 5 Did not advance
200 m 22.9 2 Q 22.7 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Hector Phillips 400 m 52.3 2 Q 51.5 5 Did not advance
800 m N/A Unknown 8 Did not advance
Arthur Scholes Marathon N/A 2:48:30.0 15
Albert Smoke Marathon N/A Did not finish
Earl Thomson 110 m hurdles N/A 15.4 2 Q 15.0 WR 1 Q 14.8 WR 1
Thomas Towns 1500 m N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Cross country N/A Unknown 9
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Result Rank Result Rank
John Cameron Hammer throw No mark 12 Did not advance
William Kennedy High jump No mark 21 Did not advance
Archie McDiarmid Hammer throw 44.66 9 Did not advance
56 lb weight throw 9.475 4 10.12 4

Boxing[edit]

Eight boxers represented Canada at the 1920 Games. It was the nation's debut appearance in boxing. Five of the boxers won medals, with Schneider taking the only championship while others took two silvers and two bronzes.

Boxer Weight class Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chris Graham Bantamweight N/A Bye  Ricard (FRA)
W
 Hébrants (BEL)
W
 Walker (RSA)
L
2
Moe Herscovitch Middleweight Bye  Munting (NED)
W
 Bradley (RSA)
W
 Mallin (GBR)
L
 Strømme (NOR)
W
3
Clarence Newton Lightweight N/A  Jensen (DEN)
W
 Sæterhaug (NOR)
W
 Johansen (DEN)
L
 Beland (RSA)
W
3
Walter Newton Featherweight Bye  Clausen (DEN)
L
Did not advance 9
Georges Prud'Homme Middleweight Bye  Masson (BEL)
W
 Rey-Golliet (FRA)
W
 Strømme (NOR)
W
 Mallin (GBR)
L
2
William Rankin Featherweight  Hesterman (NED)
L
Did not advance 16
Bert Schneider Welterweight Bye  Thomas (RSA)
W
 Steen (NOR)
W
 Colberg (USA)
W
 Ireland (GBR)
W
1
Harry Turner Flyweight N/A  Rampignon (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9

Cycling[edit]

Five cyclists represented Canada in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. McDonald's fifth-place finish in the 50 kilometres was the best result of the Games for the Canadian cyclists.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Harold Bounsell Time trial Did not finish
Harry Martin Time trial 5:30:16.2 38
Herbert McDonald Time trial 5:20:34.6 31
Norman Webster Time trial Did not finish
Harold Bounsell
Harry Martin
Herbert McDonald
Norman Webster
Team time trial Did not finish

Track cycling[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Heats Quarterfinals Repechage semis Repechage final Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Harold Bounsell Sprint Unknown 2 Q Unknown 2 R 13.4 1 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
50 km N/A Did not finish
Herbert McDonald Sprint Unknown 4 Did not advance
50 km N/A Unknown 5
William Taylor Sprint Unknown 3 Did not advance
50 km N/A Did not finish
Norman Webster Sprint Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 R Unknown 3 Did not advance
50 km N/A Did not finish
Harold Bounsell
Herbert McDonald
William Taylor
Norman Webster
Team pursuit N/A Unknown 2 N/A Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Canada competed in the inaugural Olympic ice hockey tournament. The team won its three matches to take the gold medal, outscoring opponents 29 to 1.

Quarterfinals
24 April 1920
 
Canada  15–0
(7-0, 8-0)
 Czechoslovakia Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Semifinals
25 April 1920
 
Canada  2–0
(0-0, 2-0)
 United States Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Final
26 April 1920
 
Canada  12–1
(5-1, 7-0)
 Sweden Palais de Glace d'Anvers, Antwerp
Final rank
1 Gold

Rowing[edit]

Five rowers represented Canada in 1920. It was the nation's fourth straight appearance in the sport. Canada sent one boat, in the coxed fours. It was unable to advance past the semifinals, taking third place in the three-boat heat.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Cox Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Harold Harcourt
Robert Hay
Strathy Hay
Larry Landreau
Art Everett Coxed fours N/A 7:18.0 3 Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Seven shooters represented Canada in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. For the second straight Games, the Canadian shooters were unable to earn any medals.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
George Beattie Trap 73 Unknown
John Black Trap 52 Unknown
William Hamilton Trap 82 11
Robert Montgomery Trap 86 6
Samuel Vance Trap 71 Unknown
George Beattie
William Hamilton
William McLaren
Robert Montgomery
James Oliver
Samuel Vance
Team clay pigeons 474 5

Wrestling[edit]

A single wrestler competed for Canada in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Freestyle[edit]

Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals / Bronze match Rank
Frank Locon Freestyle middle  Johnson (USA) (L) Did not advance 17

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