United States at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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United States at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
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At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 75 in 10 sports
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
19
Silver
14
Bronze
14
Total
47
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

The United States competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ives Abbott, MargaretMargaret Ives Abbott Golf women's 9 holes
 Gold Baxter, IrvingIrving Baxter Athletics high jump
 Gold Baxter, IrvingIrving Baxter Athletics pole vault
 Gold Ewry, RayRay Ewry Athletics standing long jump
 Gold Ewry, RayRay Ewry Athletics standing triple jump
 Gold Ewry, RayRay Ewry Athletics standing high jump
 Gold Flanagan, JohnJohn Flanagan Athletics hammer throw
 Gold Jarvis, FrankFrank Jarvis Athletics 100 metres
 Gold Kraenzlein, AlvinAlvin Kraenzlein Athletics 60 metres
 Gold Kraenzlein, AlvinAlvin Kraenzlein Athletics 110 metre hurdles
 Gold Kraenzlein, AlvinAlvin Kraenzlein Athletics 200 metre hurdles
 Gold Kraenzlein, AlvinAlvin Kraenzlein Athletics long jump
 Gold Long, MaxieMaxie Long Athletics 400 metres
 Gold Prinstein, MeyerMeyer Prinstein Athletics triple jump
 Gold Sands, CharlesCharles Sands Golf men's 36 holes
 Gold Sheldon, RichardRichard Sheldon Athletics shot put
 Gold Tewksbury, WalterWalter Tewksbury Athletics 200 metres
 Gold Tewksbury, WalterWalter Tewksbury Athletics 400 metre hurdles
 Gold Template:William John Carr Rowing coxed eights
 Silver Baxter, IrvingIrving Baxter Athletics standing long jump
 Silver Baxter, IrvingIrving Baxter Athletics standing triple jump
 Silver Baxter, IrvingIrving Baxter Athletics standing high jump
 Silver Colket, MeredithMeredith Colket Athletics pole vault
 Silver Connolly, JamesJames Connolly Athletics triple jump
 Silver Cregan, JohnJohn Cregan Athletics 800 metres
 Silver Hare, TruxtonTruxton Hare Athletics hammer throw
 Silver Holland, WilliamWilliam Holland Athletics 400 metres
 Silver McCracken, JosiahJosiah McCracken Athletics shot put
 Silver McLean, JohnJohn McLean Athletics 110 metre hurdles
 Silver Prinstein, MyerMyer Prinstein Athletics long jump
 Silver Tewksbury, WalterWalter Tewksbury Athletics 60 metres
 Silver Tewksbury, WalterWalter Tewksbury Athletics 100 metres
 Silver Whittier, PaulinePauline Whittier Golf women's 9 holes
 Bronze Bray, JohnJohn Bray Athletics 1500 metres
 Bronze Garrett, RobertRobert Garrett Athletics shot put
 Bronze Garrett, RobertRobert Garrett Athletics standing triple jump
 Bronze Hall, DavidDavid Hall Athletics 800 metres
 Bronze Jones, MarionMarion Jones Tennis women's singles
 Bronze MacHenry, H.H. MacHenry Sailing 3 to 10 ton race 2
 Bronze McCracken, JosiahJosiah McCracken Athletics hammer throw
 Bronze Lake, JohnJohn Lake Cycling 2000 metre sprint
 Bronze Moloney, FredFred Moloney Athletics 110 metre hurdles
 Bronze Pratt, DariaDaria Pratt Golf women's 9 holes
 Bronze Sheldon, LewisLewis Sheldon Athletics triple jump
 Bronze Sheldon, LewisLewis Sheldon Athletics standing high jump
 Bronze Sheldon, RichardRichard Sheldon Athletics discus throw
 Bronze Tewksbury, WalterWalter Tewksbury Athletics 200 metre hurdles

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The United States team took 16 of the 23 track & field athletics medals, having competed in 22 events (all except the 5000 metre team race). The Americans failed to win a medal in only 3 of the 22 events they contested—the marathon and the two steeplechase events. Kraenzlein won four gold medals while Baxter and Tewksbury led in total medals with five each.

Event Place Athlete Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
60 metres 1st Alvin Kraenzlein 7.0 seconds
1st, heat 1
None held 7.0 seconds
2nd Walter Tewksbury 7.2 seconds
1st, heat 2
7.1 seconds
4th Edmund Minahan Unknown
2nd, heat 1
7.2 seconds
William Holland Unknown
3rd, heat 2
Did not advance
100 metres 1st Frank Jarvis 10.8 seconds
1st, heat 3
11.2 seconds
1st, semifinal 3
Straight
to final
11.0 seconds
2nd Walter Tewksbury 11.4 seconds
1st, heat 2
10.8 seconds
1st, semifinal 2
11.1 seconds
4th Arthur Duffey 11.4 seconds
1st, heat 1
11.0 seconds
1st, semifinal 1
Did not finish
Clark Leiblee 11.4 seconds
1st, heat 4
Unknown
2nd, semifinal 2
Unknown
3rd
Did not advance
Charles Burroughs 11.4 seconds
1st, heat 6
Unknown
3rd, semifinal 1
Unknown
4th to 6th
Thaddeus McClain Unknown
2nd, heat 2
Unknown
2nd, semifinal 3
Frederick Moloney Unknown
2nd, heat 1
Unknown
3rd, semifinal 2
Dixon Boardman Unknown
2nd, heat 6
Unknown
4th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Edmund Minahan Unknown
2nd, heat 5
Unknown
4th, semifinal 3
Henry Slack Unknown
3rd, heat 6
Did not advance
200 metres 1st Walter Tewksbury Unknown
2nd, heat 2
None held 22.2 seconds
4th William Holland (athlete) 24.0 seconds
1st, heat 1
22.9 seconds
400 metres 1st Maxie Long 50.4 seconds
1st, heat 1
None held 49.4 seconds
2nd William Holland (athlete) Unknown
2nd, heat 3
49.6 seconds
4th-6th Dixon Boardman 51.2 seconds
1st, heat 3
Did not start
Harry Lee Unknown
2nd, heat 1
William Moloney 51.0 seconds
1st, heat 2
Harvey Lord Unknown
3rd, heat 1
Did not advance
Henry Slack Unknown
3rd, heat 3
Walter Drumheller Unknown
5th, heat 1
800 metres 2nd John Cregan 2:03.0
1st, heat 3
None held 2:03.0
3rd David Hall 1:59.0
1st, heat 1
Unknown
6th John Bray Unknown
2nd, heat 3
Unknown
Howard Hayes Unknown
3rd, heat 1
Did not advance
Justus Scrafford Unknown
3rd, heat 2
Harvey Lord Unknown
3rd, heat 3
Walter Drumheller Unknown
AC, heat 1
Alexander Grant Unknown
AC, heat 1
Edward Bushnell Unknown
AC, heat 2
Harrison Smith Unknown
AC, heat 2
Edward Mechling Unknown
AC, heat 3
1500 metres 3rd John Bray None held 4:07.2
4th David Hall Unknown
110 metre hurdles 1st Alvin Kraenzlein 15.6 seconds
1st, heat 1
None held Straight
to final
15.4 seconds
2nd John McLean Unknown
3rd, heat 1
17.0 seconds
1st, repechage 2
15.5 seconds
3rd Frederick Moloney Unknown
2nd, heat 1
17.0 seconds
1st, repechage 1
15.6 seconds
William Lewis Unknown
3rd, heat 2
Unknown
2nd, repechage 1
Did not advance
William Remington Unknown
2nd, heat 2
Unknown
2nd, repechage 2
200 metre hurdles 1st Alvin Kraenzlein 27.0 seconds
1st, heat 1
None held 25.4 seconds
3rd Walter Tewksbury Unknown
2nd, heat 2
Unknown
Frederick Moloney Unknown
3rd, heat 1
Did not advance
Thaddeus McClain Unknown
3rd, heat 2
William Remington Unknown
4th, heat 1
William Lewis Unknown
5th, heat 2
400 metre hurdles 1st Walter Tewksbury 1:01.0
1st, heat 1
None held 57.6 seconds
4th William Lewis Unknown
2nd, heat 1
Did not start
2500 metre steeplechase 4th Arthur Newton None held Unknown
4000 metre steeplechase Alexander Grant None held Did not finish
Thaddeus McClain Did not finish
Marathon 5th Arthur Newton None held Unknown
6th/7th Dick Grant Unknown
Event Place Athlete Qualifier Final
Long jump 1st Alvin Kraenzlein 6.930 metres
2nd
7.185 metres
2nd Meyer Prinstein 7.175 metres
1st
No better mark
4th William Remington 6.725 metres
4th
6.825 metres
6th John McLean 6.655 metres
6th
Did not advance
7th Thaddeus McClain 6.435 metres
7th
Triple jump 1st Meyer Prinstein None held 14.47 metres
2nd James Connolly 13.97 metres
3rd Lewis Sheldon 13.64 metres
7th-13th Daniel Horton Unknown
Frank Jarvis Unknown
John McLean Unknown
High jump 1st Irving Baxter None held 1.90 metres
Pole vault 1st Irving Baxter None held 3.30 metres
2nd Meredith Colker 3.25 metres
Standing long jump 1st Ray Ewry None held 3.300 metres
2nd Irving Baxter 3.135 metres
4th Lewis Sheldon 3.020 metres
Standing triple jump 1st Raymond Ewry None held 10.58 metres
2nd Irving Baxter 9.95 metres
3rd Robert Garrett 9.50 metres
4th Lewis Sheldon 9.45 metres
5th-10th Daniel Horton Unknown
Frank Jarvis Unknown
John McLean Unknown
Standing high jump 1st Raymond Ewry None held 1.655 metres
2nd Irving Baxter 1.525 metres
3rd Lewis Sheldon 1.500 metres
Shot put 1st Richard Sheldon 13.80 metres
1st
14.10 metres
2nd Josiah McCracken 12.85 metres
2nd
No better mark
3rd Robert Garrett 12.37 metres
3rd
No better mark
8th Truxtun Hare 10.92 metres
8th
Did not advance
Discus throw 3rd Richard Sheldon 34.10 metres
3rd
34.60 metres
7th John Flanagan 33.00 metres
7th
Did not advance
10th Josiah McCracken 32.00 metres
10th
Robert Garrett No mark
Truxtun Hare No mark
Hammer throw 1st John Flanagan None held 51.01 metres
2nd Truxtun Hare 46.25 metres
3rd Josiah McCracken 43.58 metres

Cycling[edit]

The United States' first cycling appearance was at the second Olympic cycling competition, 1900. One cyclist from the United States competed in both events, winning the bronze medal in the 2000 metre sprint to become the only cyclist from outside France to win a medal.

Event Place Cyclist Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
2000 metre sprint 3rd John Lake 1st place
heat 6
1st place
quarterfinal 1
1st place
semifinal 1
3rd place
25 kilometres John Lake None held Did not finish

Equestrian[edit]

The United States had one equestrian in the initial Olympic equestrian events.

Event Place Equestrian Time, height,
or distance
Jumping 4-37 Hermann John Mandl Unknown
High jump 5-18 Hermann John Mandl Unknown
Long jump 5-17 Hermann John Mandl Unknown

Fencing[edit]

The United States first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent two fencers.

Event Place Fencer Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Foil 38-54 F. Weill Not advanced
by jury
Did not advance
Masters sabre 17-29 Otto Bruno Schoenfeld 5th-8th
in pool
Did not advance

Golf[edit]

The United States was one of four nations to compete in the first Olympic golf events. The Americans took both gold medals, as well as sweeping the women's competition to take 4 of 6 total medals.

Event Place Golfer Score
Men's
(36 holes)
1st Charles Sands 167
4th Frederick Taylor 182
8th Albert Lambert 189
Women's
(9 holes)
1st Margaret Ives Abbott 47
2nd Pauline Whittier 49
3rd Daria Pratt 53
5th Ellen Ridgway 57
7th Mary Abbott 65

Polo[edit]

The United States was one of four nations to compete in the first Olympic polo event. Americans played on two of the five teams, each time along with British companions. The two American/British combinations won the top two prizes.

Event Place Team Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Men's polo 1st Foxhunters Hurlingham
Foxhall Parker Keene
Frank Mackey
2 British players
Won 10-0 vs.
Compiègne (FRA)
Won 6-4 vs.
Bagatelle (FRA/GBR)
Won 3-1 vs.
Rugby (GBR/USA)
2nd BLO Polo Club Rugby
Walter McCreery
3 British players
Bye Won 8-0 vs.
Mexico (MEX)
Lost 3-1 vs.
Foxhunters (GBR/USA)

Rowing[edit]

Event Place Boat Round 1 Semifinals Final
Coxed eights 1st Vesper Boat Club
William Carr, Harry DeBaecke, John Exley, John Geiger, Edwin Hedley, James Juvenal, Roscoe Lockwood, Edward Marsh, Louis Abell (cox)
None held 5:15.4
1st, semifinal 2
6:07.8

Sailing[edit]

Event Place Sailors Time (total)
3-10 ton class 3rd H. MacHenry 4:38:49
Open class H. MacHenry Did not finish
Unknown Did not finish

Swimming[edit]

Event Place Swimmer Semifinals Final
Men's 200 metre
freestyle
18th Fred Hendschel 3:42.0
3rd, semifinal 4
Did not advance
23rd R. N. Forregger 4:32.0
4th, semifinal 4
Men's 200 metre
obstacle event
12th Fred Hendschel 3:45.2
4th, semifinal 3
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Event Place Player Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Men's singles 5th Basil Spalding de Garmendia Won
6-1, 6-3
Lost
6-2, 8-6
Did not advance
8th Charles Sands Lost
6-2, 6-3
Did not advance
Charles Voigt Lost
6-1, 6-3
Women's singles 3rd Marion Jones None held Bye Lost
6-2, 7-5
Did not advance
5th Georgina Jones Lost
6-0, 6-1
Did not advance
Men's doubles 2nd Basil Spalding de Garmendia
Max Décugis (FRA)
None held Won
6-3, 7-5
Won
6-2, 6-4
Lost
6-1, 6-1, 6-0
5th Charles Sands
Archibald Warden (GBR)
Lost
6-3, 7-5
Did not advance
Mixed doubles 3rd Marion Jones
Lawrence Doherty (GBR)
None held Won
6-1, 7-5
Lost
6-2, 6-4
Did not advance
5th Charles Sands
Georgina Jones
Lost
6-1, 7-5
Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02.