Croquet at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Croquet
at the Games of the II Olympiad
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VenuesBois de Boulogne
Competitors10 from 1 nation
The 1900 Olympic croquet tournament

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, three croquet events were contested. Seven men and three women participated. The doubles competition was scheduled first, though it is unclear whether the French pair that won had any competition. The one-ball singles was played the next week, followed by two-ball singles the week after. France, which supplied all 10 competitors, therefore won all the medals.

This was the only Olympiad where croquet was part of the official programme, though there was the variant called roque at the 1904 Summer Olympics.[1] All events which were restricted to amateurs, open to all nations, open to all competitors, and without handicapping, are now regarded as Olympic events (except for ballooning).[2]: 12–13  Although croquet satisfied three criteria, it had been thought to have an entrant from Belgium, Marcel Haëntjens,[2]: 27  (Haëntjens is a Flemish name) and thus have been an international competition. Haëntjens is now known to have been from France,[3] as were the other croquet players. Only one paying spectator attended the event.[4]

Medal table[edit]

Sources:[5]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France (FRA)3227
Totals (1 entries)3227

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Singles, one ball  Gaston Aumoitte (FRA)  Georges Johin (FRA)  Chrétien Waydelich (FRA)
Singles, two balls  Chrétien Waydelich (FRA)  Maurice Vignerot (FRA)  Jacques Sautereau (FRA)
Doubles  France (FRA)
Gaston Aumoitte
Georges Johin
Not known Not known

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 10 players from 1 nation competed at the Paris Games:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paris 1900 Croquet Results". Olympics.com. Retrieved 2021-08-03.
  2. ^ a b Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4064-1.
  3. ^ "Marcel Haëntjens". Olympedia. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  4. ^ Gibson, Megan (2012-07-06). "Croquet | 9 Really Strange Sports That Are No Longer in the Olympics". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  5. ^ "Olympic Analytics - Medals by Countries". olympanalyt.com. Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Croquet 1900". Accessed 10 January 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill. "The First Two Women Olympians" in Citius, Altius, Fortius, Autumn 1995, No. 3, p. 38. Available in pdf format from the AAFLA [2].