Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates August 31
Competitors 5 from 2 nations
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
«1900 1908»
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1904 Summer Olympics
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The men's 200 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the 200 metres was contested. All races of this competition was held on a straight course. 5 athletes from 2 nations participated. The competition was held on August 31, 1904.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 21.4(*) United States Jim Maybury Chicago (USA) June 5, 1897
Olympic Record 22.2(**) United States Walter Tewksbury Paris (FRA) July 22, 1900

(*) unofficial 220 yards (= 201.17 m)

(**) This track was 500 metres in circumference.

Archie Hahn at first equalized the standing Olympic record in the first heat. In the final he set a new Olympic record with 21.6 seconds.



The top two finishers in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Archie Hahn (USA) 22.2 =OR QF
2  Nathaniel Cartmell (USA) QF

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Hogenson (USA) 22.8 QF
2  Fay Moulton (USA) QF
3  Robert Kerr (CAN)


Cartmell, Hogenson and Moulton were all penalized one yard for false starts.

Place Athlete Time
1  Archie Hahn (USA) 21.6 OR
2  Nathaniel Cartmell (USA) 21.9
3  William Hogenson (USA)
4  Fay Moulton (USA)