Athletics at the 1906 Intercalated Games

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At the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, 21 competitive events in athletics were held.[1] A total of 65 medals (21 gold, 23 silver, 21 bronze) were awarded. Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games are no longer considered as an official Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The marathon distance was 41.775 km according to a contemporary Greek newspaper. The pentathlon event in the 1906 Games consisted of a standing long jump, discus throw (ancient style), javelin throw, 192 metre run, and a Greco-Roman wrestling match. A stone throw was held with a 6.4 kg weight.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Archie Hahn (USA) 11.2  Fay Moulton (USA) 1 yd behind winner  Nigel Barker (AUS) 1 ft behind runner-up
400 metres
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 Paul Pilgrim (USA) 53.2  Wyndham Halswelle (GBR) 4 yd behind winner  Nigel Barker (AUS) 2 yd behind runner-up
800 metres
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 Paul Pilgrim (USA) 2:01.5  Jim Lightbody (USA) 2 ft behind winner  Wyndham Halswelle (GBR) 10 yd behind runner-up
1500 metres
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 Jim Lightbody (USA) 4:12.0  John McGough (GBR) 4:12.6  Kristian Hellström (SWE) 4:13.4
5 miles
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 Henry Hawtrey (GBR) 26:11.8  John Svanberg (SWE) 26:19.4  Edward Dahl (SWE) 26:26.2
Marathon
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 Billy Sherring (CAN) 2:51:23.6  John Svanberg (SWE) 2:58:20.8  William Frank (USA) 3:00:46.8
110 metre hurdles
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 Robert Leavitt (USA) 16.2  Alfred Healey (GBR) 1 ft behind winner  Vincent Duncker (GER) almost same time as runner-up
1500 metres walk
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 George Bonhag (USA) 7:12.6  Donald Linden (CAN) 7:19.8  Konstantinos Spetsiotis (GRE) 7:22.0
3000 metres walk
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 György Sztantics (HUN) 15:13.2  Hermann Müller (GER) 15:20.0  Georgios Saridakis (GRE) 15:33.0
High jump
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 Con Leahy (IRE) 1.775 m  Lajos Gönczy (HUN) 1.750 m  Themistoklis Diakidis (GRE)
 Herbert Kerrigan (USA)
1.725 m
Standing high jump
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 Ray Ewry (USA) 1.560 m  Léon Dupont (BEL)
 Lawson Robertson (USA)
 Martin Sheridan (USA)
1.400 m Not awarded
Pole vault
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 Fernand Gonder (FRA) 3.500 m OR  Bruno Söderström (SWE) 3.400 m  Edward Glover (USA) 3.350 m
Long jump
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 Myer Prinstein (USA) 7.200 m  Peter O'Connor (IRE) 7.025 m  Hugo Friend (USA) 6.960 m
Standing long jump
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 Ray Ewry (USA) 3.300 m  Martin Sheridan (USA) 3.095 m  Lawson Robertson (USA) 3.050 m
Triple jump
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 Peter O'Connor (IRE) 14.075 m  Con Leahy (IRE) 13.980 m  Thomas Cronan (USA) 13.700 m
Shot put
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 Martin Sheridan (USA) 12.325 m  Mihály Dávid (HUN) 11.830 m  Eric Lemming (SWE) 11.260 m
Discus throw
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 Martin Sheridan (USA) 41.460 m WR  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) 38.060 m  Verner Järvinen (FIN) 36.820 m
Greek discus throw
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 Verner Järvinen (FIN) 35.170 m  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) 32.800 m  István Mudin (HUN) 31.910 m
Javelin throw
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 Eric Lemming (SWE) 53.900 m  Knut Lindberg (SWE) 45.170 m  Bruno Söderström (SWE) 44.920 m
Stone throw
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 Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) 19.925 m  Martin Sheridan (USA) 19.035 m  Michalis Dorizas (GRE) 18.585 m
Pentathlon
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 Hjalmar Mellander (SWE) 24 pts  István Mudin (HUN) 25 pts  Eric Lemming (SWE) 29 pts

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)116623
2 Great Britain (GBR)3519
3 Sweden (SWE)24511
4 Hungary (HUN)1315
5 Greece (GRE)1247
6 Canada (CAN)1102
7 Finland (FIN)1012
8 France (FRA)1001
9 Germany (GER)0112
10 Belgium (BEL)0101
11 Australia (AUS)0022
Totals (11 nations)21232165


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics: 1906 Intercalated Games Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28.