Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion
Berlin, Germany
Dates 2 August 1936 (heats, quarterfinals)
3 August 1936 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 63 from 30 nations
Winning time 10.3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jesse Owens  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ralph Metcalfe  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands
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Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
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1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
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Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, were held at Olympiastadion on 2 and 3 August. The final was won by American Jesse Owens, and teammate Ralph Metcalfe repeated as silver medalist.[1]

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jesse Owens  United States 10.3 *EOR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ralph Metcalfe  United States 10.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 10.5
4 Frank Wykoff  United States 10.6
5 Erich Borchmeyer  Germany 10.7
6 Lennart Strandberg  Sweden 10.9

Key: WR = World record; =OR = Olympic record
* Wind assisted, time did not count toward a world or Olympic record.

Preliminaries[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the twelve heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

  Advance on placement

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennart Strandberg  Sweden 10.7
2 Takayoshi Yoshioka  Japan 10.8
3 Manfred Kersch  Germany 10.8
4 Maurice Carlton  France
5 Aristidis Sakellariou  Greece

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Chris Berger  Netherlands 10.8
2 Pat Dannaher  South Africa 11.0
3 Bernard Marchand  Switzerland 11.2
4 Antonio Sande  Argentina 11.2
5 Julije Bauer  Yugoslavia 11.5

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wil van Beveren  Netherlands 10.8
2 Eric Grimbeek  South Africa 10.9
3 Ruudi Toomsalu  Estonia 11.0
4 Antonio Salcedo  Philippines
5 José Domingo Sánchez  Colombia
6 Mohammad Khan  Afghanistan

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gyula Gyenes  Hungary 10.7
2 Monta Suzuki  Japan 10.7
3 Palle Virtanen  Finland 10.9
4 Paul Bronner  France 11.1
5 Antonio Cuba  Peru
6 Elias Gutiérrez  Colombia

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Howie McPhee  Canada 10.8
2 Lennart Lindgren  Sweden 10.8
3 Robert Paul  France 11.0
4 George Fahoum  Egypt
5 Poh Kimseng  Republic of China

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Marthinus Theunissen  South Africa 10.7
2 Gerd Hornberger  Germany 10.7
3 Tomás Beswick  Argentina 10.9
4 Toivo Sariola  Finland
5 Sveinn Ingvarsson  Iceland
6 Oskar Ospelt  Liechtenstein

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe  United States 10.8
2 József Sir  Hungary 10.8
3 Nemesio de Guzman  Philippines 11.1
4 Fritz Seeger  Switzerland

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Erich Borchmeyer  Germany 10.7
2 Bruce Humber  Canada 10.8
3 Gábor Gerő  Hungary 11.3
4 Chen Kingkwan  Republic of China
5 Alfred Bencini  Malta

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Wykoff  United States 10.6
2 Arthur Sweeney  Great Britain 10.7
3 Antonio Fondevilla  Argentina 11.0
4 Toivo Ahjopalo  Finland
5 Oswaldo Domingues  Brazil
6 Xaver Frick  Liechtenstein

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 10.5
2 Alan Pennington  Great Britain 10.6
3 Lee Orr  Canada 10.6
4 Robert Struckl  Austria
5 Eric Whiteside  India

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Paul Hänni  Switzerland 10.7
2 Cyril Holmes  Great Britain 10.8
3 Renos Frangoudis  Greece 10.8
4 François Mersch  Luxembourg 10.9
5 Liu Changchun  Republic of China

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens  United States 10.3 =OR
2 Kichizo Sasaki  Japan 11.0
3 José de Almeida  Brazil 11.1
4 Dieudonné Devrindt  Belgium
5 Austin Cassar-Torreggiani  Malta

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lennart Strandberg  Sweden 10.5
2 Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 10.6
3 Frank Wykoff  United States 10.6
4 Gerd Hornberger  Germany 10.7
5 Gyula Gyenes  Hungary
6 Cyril Holmes  Great Britain

Heat two *

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens  United States 10.2
2 Paul Hänni  Switzerland 10.6
3 József Sir  Hungary 10.7
4 Takayoshi Yoshioka  Japan 10.8
5 Eric Grimbeek  South Africa 10.9
6 Lennart Lindgren  Sweden 11.0

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe  United States 10.5
2 Alan Pennington  Great Britain 10.6
3 Wil van Beveren  Netherlands 10.7
4 Marthinus Theunissen  South Africa
5 Bruce Humber  Canada
6 Kichizo Sasaki  Japan

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Erich Borchmeyer  Germany 10.5
2 Arthur Sweeney  Great Britain 10.6
3 Howie McPhee  Canada 10.6
4 Monta Suzuki  Japan 10.8
5 Chris Berger  Netherlands 11.0
6 Pat Dannaher  South Africa

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jesse Owens  United States 10.4
2 Frank Wykoff  United States 10.5
3 Lennart Strandberg  Sweden 10.5
4 Paul Hänni  Switzerland 10.7
5 Wil van Beveren  Netherlands 10.8
6 Alan Pennington  Great Britain

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ralph Metcalfe  United States 10.5
2 Tinus Osendarp  Netherlands 10.6
3 Erich Borchmeyer  Germany 10.7
4 Howie McPhee  Canada 10.7
5 Arthur Sweeney  Great Britain 10.7
6 József Sir  Hungary 10.9

Key: WR = World record; =OR = Olympic record
* Wind assisted, time did not count toward a world or Olympic record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 June 2017.