1939 International University Games

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The 1939 International University Games were organised by the Confederation Internationale des Etudiants (CIE) and held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. At these games a number of Athletic events were contested. An alternative version was held in Vienna, Austria.

Men’s events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 Metres  Clyde Jeffrey (USA) 10.5  René Valmy (FRA) 10.7  Kenneth Jenkins (ENG) Unknown
200 Metres  Clyde Jeffrey (USA) 21.5  Kenneth Jenkins (ENG) 22.0  Joe Batiste (USA) 22.0
400 Metres  Wacław Gąssowski (POL) 49.3  J.A.M. Robertson (SCO) 49.6  Zygmunt Zabierzowski (POL) 50.1
800 Metres  Charlie Beetham (USA) 1:53.3  Jacques Lévèque (FRA) 1:53.8  Jean Pfanner (FRA) 1:54.3
1500 Metres  Blaine Rideout (USA) 04:01.1  Ralfs Balodis (LAT) 4:03.5[1]  Walter Lutz (SUI) 04:09.0
5000 Metres  Morrison "Jack" Carstairs (SCO) 15:20.2  Ralph Schwarzkopf (USA) 15:20.2  Roger Leredde (FRA) 16:11.2
110 Metres Hurdles  Joe Batiste (USA) 14.6  Jean-François Brisson (FRA) 15.2  Stanisław Sulikowski (POL) Unknown
400 Metres Hurdles  Roy Cochran (USA) 52.8  Alec Palmer (ENG) 56.4  W. Mitchell (SCO) 56.5
High Jump  Les Steers (USA) 1.90  Joe Batiste (USA) 1.80  S.A. Edwards (British Ceylon)[2] 1.75
Pole Vault  George Varoff (USA) 4.11  Luís Taliberti (BRA) 3.80  Pekka Hopea (FIN) 3.50
Long Jump  William Watson (USA) 7.11  François Mersch (LUX) 7.05  Jean Beaudry (FRA) 6.86
Triple Jump  Jouko Norén (FIN) 14.11  Paul Faucher (FRA) 13.70  Jean Nichil (FRA) 13.68
Shot  William Watson (USA) 15.78  Witold Gerutto (POL) 14.68  Rolf Saxholm (NOR) 14.62
Discus  William Watson (USA) 45.85  Helge Sivertsen (NOR) 45.08  Witold Gerutto (POL) 43.92
Javelin  Hugo Vainio (FIN) 67.87  Les Steers (USA) 62.20  Rolf Faes (SUI) 59.52
Pentathlon  Rolf Faes (SUI) 3456[3]  Arnolds Bērziņš (LAT) 3216[3]  Les Steers (USA) 2998[3]
4 x 100 Metres Relay United StatesUnited States 41.9 FranceFrance 42.1 LatviaLatvia 43.7
4 x 400 Metres Relay United StatesUnited States 3:14.5 FranceFrance 3:16.3 ScotlandScotland 3:28.5
1600 Metres Medley Relay United StatesUnited States 3:27.8 PolandPoland 3:32.9 FranceFrance 50 m bh2

Women’s events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
80 Metres  Jeanine Toulouse (FRA) 10.4  Paulette Morisson (FRA) Unknown  Dejean (FRA)[4] Unknown
200 Metres  Marjorie Gray (SCO) 26.8  Marguerite André (FRA) 28.1  Marie-Thérèse Stiegler (FRA) 28.2
80 Metres Hurdles  Jeanne Heitz (FRA) 13.1  Elizabeth Duke (ENG) 13.2e  Olive McMillan (SCO) Unknown
High Jump  Elizabeth Duke (ENG) 1.49  Marjorie Gray (SCO) 1.46  Helene Mayer (ENG)[5] 1.42
Long Jump  Rosamund Sellar (SCO) 5.09  Nancy Watt (SCO) 4.92  Miche (FRA)[6] 4.91
Shot  Marie-Thérèse Stiegler (FRA) 9.19  Elizabeth Duke (ENG) 8.93 Unknown Unknown
Discus  Inez Sweeting (ENG) 29.32[7]  Marie-Thérèse Stiegler (FRA) 28.09[7]  Dorothy Saunders (ENG) 23.90[7]
Javelin  Dorothy Saunders (ENG) 22.34  Inez Sweeting (ENG) 20.45[7] Unknown Unknown
4 x 100 Metres Relay FranceFrance 51.7 ScotlandScotland 52.4 EnglandEngland Unknown

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 11 3 2 16
2  France (FRA) 3 7 7 17
3  Scotland (SCO) 3 4 3 10
4  England (ENG) 2 4 4 10
5  Finland (FIN) 2 0 1 3
6  Poland (POL) 1 2 3 6
7   Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 2 3
8  Latvia (LAT) 0 2 0 2
9  Norway (NOR) 0 1 1 2
10  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 0 1
11  Luxembourg (LUX) 0 1 0 1
Total 23 25 23 71



References[edit]

  1. ^ The time for this result is not completely certain according to the source information
  2. ^ S.A. Edwards represented Ceylon but was from England
  3. ^ a b c The time for this result is not completely certain according to the source information
  4. ^ The source for these results gives no first name for Dejean
  5. ^ Helene Mayer represented England but was from Germany
  6. ^ The source for these results gives no first name for Miche
  7. ^ a b c d The distance for this result is not completely certain according to the source information