Athletics at the 1906 Intercalated Games – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the 1906 Intercalated Games
Venue Panathenaic Stadium
Date 25–27 April 1906
Competitors 42 from 13 nations
Winning time 11.2 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Archie Hahn  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fay Moulton  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nigel Barker  Australia
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The men's 100 metres competition at the 1906 Intercalated Games was held at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece from 25–27 April. A total of 42 athletes from 13 nations competed in the 100 m event.[1]

The first round of the competition saw several false starts and disqualifications, partly due to the athletes lack of familiarity with the local starter's orders, which were called in Greek. After the first round this issue was rectified.[1] There was no individual timing for each runner and only the winners of each race had their times recorded. Other athletes were ranked visually and in some instances the remaining distance between an athlete and the one behind him was documented.[2]

Four of the six finalists were Americans and two of them took first and second place – Archie Hahn and Fay Moulton. Australia's Nigel Barker came third. Hahn's win built upon his victory from the 1904 Olympic Games. He is sometimes credited with being the first man to retain the Olympic 100 m, but this is disputed as the Intercalated Games have not received official recognition as part of the Olympic series from the International Olympic Committee. Some sports historians argue that the events should be considered part of the true Olympic series as their success helped sustain the modern Olympic movement – the 1900 Summer Olympics and 1904 Summer Olympics were less international and were largely overshadowed by the World's Fairs that the host cities incorporated the games into.[1][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Round
Wednesday, 25 April 1906 Heats
Semi-final
Friday, 27 April 1906 Finals

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1906 Intercalated Games.

Type Time Athlete Location Date
World record 10.8[nb] Luther Cary Paris, France 4 July 1891
Cecil Lee Brussels, Belgium 25 September 1892
Etienne De Re Brussels, Belgium 4 August 1893
L. Atcherley Frankfurt, Germany 13 April 1895
Harry Beaton Rotterdam, Netherlands 28 August 1895
Harald Anderson-Arbin Helsingborg, Sweden 9 August 1896
Isaac Westergren Gävle, Sweden 11 September 1898
Isaac Westergren Gävle, Sweden 10 September 1899
Frank Jarvis Paris, France 14 July 1900
Walter Tewksbury Paris, France 14 July 1900
Carl Ljung Stockholm, Sweden 23 September 1900
Walter Tewksbury Philadelphia, United States 6 October 1900
André Passat Bordeaux, France 14 June 1903
Louis Kuhn Bordeaux, France 14 June 1903
Harald Grønfeldt Aarhus, Denmark 5 July 1903
Eric Frick Jönköping, Sweden 9 August 1903
Vincent Duncker Berlin, Germany 6 August 1905
Olympic record 10.8 Frank Jarvis Paris, France 14 July 1900
Walter Tewksbury Paris, France 14 July 1900

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) advance to the semi-finals. There were ten heats and seven of them contained five runners while the remaining three had two or three entrants. From the smaller heats only Fay Moulton (first in a three-man third heat) and Axel Ljung (second in a two-man seventh heat) participated in the semi-final. In heats eight and ten, the second-placed athletes Vincent Duncker and Meyer Prinstein did not compete in the semi-final.[5]

Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Hahn  United States 12.0 Q
1 Otto Bock  Denmark (2nd) Q
1 Georgios Zinon  Greece DQ
1 Julius Wagner  Germany DQ
1 Karl Lampelmayer  Austria DQ
2 William Eaton  United States 11.6 Q
2 Gaspare Torretta  Italy (2nd) Q
2 Géo Malfait  France (3rd)
2 Robert Schöffthaler  Austria (4th)
2 Fritz Hofmann  Germany (5th)
3 Fay Moulton  United States 11.8 Q
3 Pantelis Ektoros  Greece (2nd)
3 Martin Beckmann  Germany (3rd)
4 Knut Lindberg  Sweden 11.8 Q
4 Bohuslav Pohl-Polenský  Bohemia (2nd) Q
4 Konstantinos Devetzis  Greece (3rd)
4 Aage Petersen  Denmark DQ
4 Patestos Patestidis  Greece DQ
5 Georgios Kesar  Greece 12.6
5 George Queyrouze  United States DNF
6 William Schick  United States 12.2 Q
6 Wyndham Halswelle  Great Britain (2nd) Q
6 Gustav Krojer  Austria (3rd)
6 Wilhelm Ritzenhoff  Germany (4th)
6 Gunnar Rönström  Sweden (5th)
7 Reginald Reed  Great Britain 12.0 Q?
7 Axel Ljung  Sweden (2nd) Q
8 Alfred Healey  Great Britain 12.2 Q
8 Vincent Duncker  Germany 12.2 Q?
8 Sotirios Anastasopoulos  Greece (3rd)
8 Uno Häggman  Finland (4th)
8 Nikolaos Mourmouris  Greece (5th)
9 Lawson Robertson  United States 11.4 Q
9 Nigel Barker  Australia (2nd) Q
9 Martin Brustmann  Germany (3rd)
9 A. Papadakis  Greece DQ
9 Otto Hahnel-Kohout  Bohemia DQ
10 Sidney Abrahams  Great Britain 11.8 Q
10 Meyer Prinstein  United States (2nd) Q?
10 Marc Bélin du Coteau  France (3rd)
10 Miksa Hellmich  Hungary DQ
10 Vasilios Stournaras  Greece DQ

Semi-finals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final. The semi-finals were divided into three races: heat one with five runners, heat two with three, and heat three with six.[6]

Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Hahn  United States 11.4 Q
1 Lawson Robertson  United States 2 yds behind
1 Otto Bock  Denmark (3rd)
1 Sidney Abrahams  Great Britain (4th)
1 Bohuslav Pohl-Polenský  Bohemia (5th)
2 Fay Moulton  United States 11.2
2 Knut Lindberg  Sweden 1½ yds behind
2 William Schick  United States (3rd)
3 William Eaton  United States 11.6
3 Nigel Barker  Australia 1 yd behind
3 Wyndham Halswelle  Great Britain (3rd)
3 Axel Ljung  Sweden (4th)
3 Gaspare Torretta  Italy (5th)
3 Alfred Healey  Great Britain (6th)

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Archie Hahn  United States 11.2
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fay Moulton  United States 1 yd behind 1st
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nigel Barker  Australia 1 ft behind 2nd
4 William Eaton  United States 1½ yds behind 3rd
5 Lawson Robertson  United States No distance behind 4th
6 Knut Lindberg  Sweden 1 yd behind 5th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games: Men's 100 metres. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-02-02.
  2. ^ Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Final. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-02-02.
  3. ^ The 2nd International Olympic Games in Athens 1906. Los Angeles84. Retrieved on 2014-02-02.
  4. ^ Men, 100 m > World Records Progression. Brinkster Track and Field. Retrieved on 2014-02-02.
  5. ^ Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Round One. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-02-02.
  6. ^ Athletics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Semi-Finals. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-02-02.