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).

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Archie Hahn (USA)  Fay Moulton (USA)  Nigel Barker (AUS)
400 metres  Paul Pilgrim (USA)  Wyndham Halswelle (GBR)  Nigel Barker (AUS)
800 metres  Paul Pilgrim (USA)  James Lightbody (USA)  Wyndham Halswelle (GBR)
1500 metres  James Lightbody (USA)  John McGough (GBR)  Kristian Hellström (SWE)
5 miles  Henry Hawtrey (GBR)  John Svanberg (SWE)  Edward Dahl (SWE)
Marathon[2]  Billy Sherring (CAN)  John Svanberg (SWE)  William Frank (USA)
110 metre hurdles  Robert Leavitt (USA)  Alfred Healey (GBR)  Vincent Duncker (GER)
1500 metre walk  George Bonhag (USA)  Donald Linden (CAN)  Konstantinos Spetsiotis (GRE)
3000 metre walk  György Sztantics (HUN)  Hermann Müller (GER)  Georgios Saridakis (GRE)
High jump  Con Leahy (GBR)  Lajos Gönczy (HUN)  Themistoklis Diakidis (GRE)
 Herbert Kerrigan (USA)
Standing high jump  Ray Ewry (USA)  Léon Dupont (BEL) none awarded
 Lawson Robertson (USA)
 Martin Sheridan (USA)
Pole vault  Fernand Gonder (FRA)  Bruno Söderström (SWE)  Edward Glover (USA)
Long jump  Myer Prinstein (USA)  Peter O'Connor (GBR)  Hugo Friend (USA)
Standing long jump  Ray Ewry (USA)  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Lawson Robertson (USA)
Triple jump  Peter O'Connor (GBR)  Con Leahy (GBR)  Thomas Cronan (USA)
Shot put  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Mihály Dávid (HUN)  Eric Lemming (SWE)
Discus throw  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)  Verner Järvinen (FIN)
Discus throw,
ancient style
 Verner Järvinen (FIN)  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)  István Mudin (HUN)
Javelin throw  Eric Lemming (SWE)  Knut Lindberg (SWE)  Bruno Söderström (SWE)
Stone throw (6.4 kg)  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Michalis Dorizas (GRE)
Pentathlon [3]  Hjalmar Mellander (SWE)  István Mudin (HUN)  Eric Lemming (SWE)

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 11 6 6 23
2  Great Britain and Ireland 3 5 1 9
3  Sweden 2 4 5 11
4  Hungary 1 3 1 5
5  Greece 1 2 4 7
6  Canada 1 1 0 2
7  Finland 1 0 1 2
8  France 1 0 0 1
9  Germany 0 1 1 2
10  Belgium 0 1 0 1
11  Australia 0 0 2 2
Totals 21 23 21 65


  1. ^ "Athletics: 1906 Intercalated Games Results". Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  2. ^ The marathon distance was 41.775 km according to a contemporary Greek newspaper.
  3. ^ 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.