Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 15–17
Competitors 40 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Albert Hill  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Earl Eby  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bevil Rudd  South Africa
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The men's 800 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Sunday, August 15, 1920 to Tuesday, August 17, 1920. Forty 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 1:51.9 United States Ted Meredith Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912
Olympic Record 1:51.9 United States Ted Meredith Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Edgar Mountain (GBR) 1:57.6 Q
2  Giuseppe Bonini (ITA) 2:02.2 Q
3  Fernand Bauduin (FRA) 2:02.5 Q
4  James Doig (RSA) 2:03.0 Q
5  Joseph Van Der Wee (BEL)
6  Saburo Hasumi (JPN)
7  José Luis Grasset (ESP)
8  Karel Přibyl (TCH)
9  Jean Proess (LUX)

Quarterfinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Bevil Rudd (RSA) 1:55.0 Q
2  Albert Hill (GBR) 1:56.2 Q
3  Earl Eby (USA) 1:57.7 Q
4  Jean-Paul Esparbès (FRA) 1:57.7 Q
5  Elis Johansson (SWE)
6  Arturo Porro (ITA)
7  Léoncé Oleffe (BEL)
8  Hec Phillips (CAN)
9  Odolf Larsen (NOR)

Quarterfinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) 1:56.0 Q
2  Don Scott (USA) 1:56.9 Q
3  Tolly Bolin (SWE) 1:57.8 Q
4  Adje Paulen (NED) 1:58.4 Q
5  Agide Simonazzi (ITA) 1:58.9
6  Paul Martin (SUI) 1:59.0
7  Karel Frankenstein (TCH) 2:00.0

Quarterfinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Robert Goullieux (FRA) 1:58.8 Q
2  Tom Campbell (USA) 1:59.4 Q
3  Henry Dafel (RSA) 1:59.9 Q
4  Ernesto Ambrosini (ITA) 2:00.2 Q
5  Nils Engdahl (SWE)
6  Johannes Villemson (EST)
7  Josef Teplý (TCH)
 Jean Delarge (BEL) DNF

Quarterfinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 2:00.6 Q
2  Albert Sprott (USA) 2:01.5 Q
3  Miguel García Onsalo (ESP) 2:02.2 Q
4  Kléber Argouac'h (FRA) 2:02.5 Q
5  Jaroslav Procházka (TCH)
6  Henri Godin (BEL)
7  Émile Barral (MON)

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Don Scott (USA) 1:57.2 Q
2  Edgar Mountain (GBR) 1:58.0 Q
3  Albert Sprott (USA) 1:58.7 Q
4  Ernesto Ambrosini (ITA) 1:59.5
5  Robert Goullieux (FRA) 1:59.6
6  Miguel García Onsalo (ESP) 2:01.2
7  James Doig (RSA) 2:01.5

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Bevil Rudd (RSA) 1:57.0 Q
2  Tom Campbell (USA) 1:57.6 Q
3  Adje Paulen (NED) 1:57.8 Q
4  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 1:58.1
5  Giuseppe Bonini (ITA) 1:58.1
6  Kléber Argouac'h (FRA)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Albert Hill (GBR) 1:56.4 Q
2  Earl Eby (USA) 1:57.0 Q
3  Jean Esparbès (FRA) 1:57.3 Q
4  Tolly Bolin (SWE) 1:57.5
5  Fernand Bauduin (FRA) 1:58.0
6  Henry Dafel (RSA)
 Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) DNS

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Albert Hill (GBR) 1:53.4
2  Earl Eby (USA) 1:53.6
3  Bevil Rudd (RSA) 1:54.0
4  Edgar Mountain (GBR) 1:54.6
5  Don Scott (USA) 1:56.0
6  Albert Sprott (USA) 1:56.4
7  Adje Paulen (NED) 1:56.4
8  Jean Esparbès (FRA) 1:58.0
 Tom Campbell (USA) DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's 800 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2008.