Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeplechase men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
3 km walk men
10 km walk men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men
56 lb weight throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon men
Decathlon men
Cross-country events
Individual men
Team men

At the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, 29 athletics events were contested, all for men only. The competitions were held from August 15, 1920 to August 23, 1920.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Charles Paddock
 United States
Morris Kirksey
 United States
Harry Edward
 Great Britain
200 metres
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Allen Woodring
 United States
Charles Paddock
 United States
Harry Edward
 Great Britain
400 metres
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Bevil Rudd
 South Africa
Guy Butler
 Great Britain
Nils Engdahl
 Sweden
800 metres
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Albert Hill
 Great Britain
Earl Eby
 United States
Bevil Rudd
 South Africa
1500 metres
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Albert Hill
 Great Britain
Philip Noel-Baker
 Great Britain
Lawrence Shields
 United States
5000 metres
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Joseph Guillemot
 France
Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Eric Backman
 Sweden
10,000 metres
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Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Joseph Guillemot
 France
James Wilson
 Great Britain
110 metres hurdles
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Earl Thomson
 Canada
Harold Barron
 United States
Feg Murray
 United States
400 metres hurdles
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Frank Loomis
 United States
John Norton
 United States
August Desch
 United States
3,000 metres steeplechase
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Percy Hodge
 Great Britain
Patrick Flynn
 United States
Ernesto Ambrosini
 Italy
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Charles Paddock
Jackson Scholz
Loren Murchison
Morris Kirksey
 France (FRA)
René Lorain
René Tirard
René Mourlon
Émile Ali-Khan
 Sweden (SWE)
Agne Holmström
William Petersson
Sven Malm
Nils Sandström
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Great Britain (GBR)
Cecil Griffiths
Robert Lindsay
John Ainsworth-Davis
Guy Butler
 South Africa (RSA)
Henry Dafel
Clarence Oldfield
Jack Oosterlaak
Bevil Rudd
 France (FRA)
Géo André
Gaston Féry
Maurice Delvart
André Devaux
3000 metres team race
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 United States (USA)
Horace Brown
Arlie Schardt
Ivan Dresser
 Great Britain (GBR)
Joe Blewitt
Albert Hill
William Seagrove
 Sweden (SWE)
Eric Backman
Sven Lundgren
Edvin Wide
Marathon
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Hannes Kolehmainen
 Finland
Jüri Lossmann
 Estonia
Valerio Arri
 Italy
3 kilometres walk
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Ugo Frigerio
 Italy
George Parker
 Australia
Richard Remer
 United States
10 kilometres walk
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Ugo Frigerio
 Italy
Joseph Pearman
 United States
Charles Gunn
 Great Britain
Long jump
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William Petersson
 Sweden
Carl Johnson
 United States
Erik Abrahamsson
 Sweden
Triple jump
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Vilho Tuulos
 Finland
Folke Jansson
 Sweden
Erik Almlöf
 Sweden
High jump
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Richmond Landon
 United States
Harold Muller
 United States
Bo Ekelund
 Sweden
Pole vault
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Frank Foss
 United States
Henry Petersen
 Denmark
Edwin Myers
 United States
Shot put
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Ville Pörhölä
 Finland
Elmer Niklander
 Finland
Harry Liversedge
 United States
Discus throw
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Elmer Niklander
 Finland
Armas Taipale
 Finland
Gus Pope
 United States
Hammer throw
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Patrick Ryan
 United States
Carl Johan Lind
 Sweden
Basil Bennett
 United States
Javelin throw
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Jonni Myyrä
 Finland
Urho Peltonen
 Finland
Pekka Johansson
 Finland
56 lb (25 kg) weight throw
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Pat McDonald
 United States
Patrick Ryan
 United States
Carl Johan Lind
 Sweden
Pentathlon
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Eero Lehtonen
 Finland
Everett Bradley
 United States
Hugo Lahtinen
 Finland
Decathlon
details
Helge Løvland
 Norway
Brutus Hamilton
 United States
Bertil Ohlson
 Sweden
Individual cross country
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Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Eric Backman
 Sweden
Heikki Liimatainen
 Finland
Team cross country
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 Finland (FIN)
Paavo Nurmi
Heikki Liimatainen
Teodor Koskenniemi
 Great Britain (GBR)
James Wilson
Anton Hegarty
Alfred Nichols
 Sweden (SWE)
Eric Backman
Gustaf Mattsson
Hilding Ekman

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 12 8 29
2  Finland (FIN) 9 4 3 16
3  Great Britain (GBR) 4 4 4 12
4  Italy (ITA) 2 0 2 4
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 10 14
6  France (FRA) 1 2 1 4
7  South Africa (RSA) 1 1 1 3
8  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
10  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1

Participating nations[edit]

509 athletes from 25 nations competed. Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Estonia, Monaco, New Zealand, and Spain competed for the first time.

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 26 August 2007.