Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 19–20
Competitors 34 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Paavo Nurmi  Finland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joseph Guillemot  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) James Wilson  Great Britain
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The men's 10,000 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Thursday, August 19, 1920, and on Friday, August 20, 1920. Thirty-four runners from 17 nations competed.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 30:58.8 France Jean Bouin Colombes (FRA) November 16, 1911
Olympic Record 31:20.8 Grand Duchy of Finland Hannes Kolehmainen Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

All semi-finals were held on Thursday, August 19, 1920.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  James Wilson (GBR) 33:40.2 Q
2  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 33:46.3 Q
3  Augusto Maccario (ITA) 34:06.8 Q
4  Jean-Baptiste Manhès (FRA) 34:12.0 Q
5  Alfred Gaschen (SUI) 34:38.4 Q
6  Verner Magnusson (SWE) 34:49.2
7  Lucien Duquesne (FRA) 35:06.6
8  Pierre Devaux (BEL) 36:38.3
 Jüri Lossman (EST) DNF
 Phadeppa Chaugle (IND) DNF
 Julius Ebert (DEN) DNF
 Amisoli Patasoni (USA) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Joseph Guillemot (FRA) 32:41.6 Q
2  Eric Backman (SWE) 32:48.5 Q
3  Albert Andersen (DEN) 32:58.4 Q
4  Fred Faller (USA) 33:02.4 Q
5  Oscar Garin (SUI) 33:04.4 Q
6  Edward Lawrence (CAN) 33:08.5
7  Teodoro Pons (ESP)
8  Konosuke Sano (JPN)
9  Aimé Proot (BEL)
10  Sinton Hewitt (AUS)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Heikki Liimatainen (FIN) 32:08.2 Q
2  Charles Clibbon (GBR) 32:08.8 Q
3  Gaston Heuet (FRA) 32:11.1 Q
4  Carlo Speroni (ITA) 32:13.1 Q
5  James Hatton (GBR) 32:23.0 Q
6  Nils Bergström (SWE) 33:38.0
7  Alexandros Kranis (GRE)
8  Earl Johnson (USA)
9  George Cornetta (USA)
10  Constantino Lussana (ITA)
11  Karel Pacák (TCH)
12  Zensaku Motegi (JPN)

Final[edit]

The final was held on Friday, August 20, 1920.

Place Athlete Time
1  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 31:45.8
2  Joseph Guillemot (FRA) 31:47.2
3  James Wilson (GBR) 31:50.8
4  Augusto Maccario (ITA) 32:02.0
5  James Hatton (GBR) 32:14.0
6  Jean-Baptiste Manhès (FRA) 32:26.0
7  Heikki Liimatainen (FIN) 32:28.0
8  Fred Faller (USA) 32:38.0
9  Oscar Garin (SUI)
 Charles Clibbon (GBR) DNF
 Alfred Gaschen (SUI) DNF
 Eric Backman (SWE) DNF
 Albert Andersen (DEN) DNF
 Carlo Speroni (ITA) DNF
 Gaston Heuet (FRA) DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Games: Men's 10,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 

Sources[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 12 August 2007.