Croquet at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the II Olympiad
Croquet pictogram.svg
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, 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.

All events satisfying all four of these retrospective selection criteria — restricted to amateurs, open to all nations, open to all competitors and without handicapping — are now regarded as Olympic events (except for ballooning).[1] Although croquet satisfied three criteria, it had been thought to have had a non-French entrant, Marcel Haëntjens, who more recently has been shown to have been from France. According to Bill Mallon's published work, Haëntjens was from Belgium; thus, the croquet events had for a time been considered "international."[2]

Medal table[edit]

1 France (FRA)3227
Totals (1 nations)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
None None

Participating nations[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Despite the Flemish name, Haëntjens was French (a native of the French department of Sarthe) and the son of French deputy Alphonse Haëntjens, and Chrétien Haëntjens' grandson.
  • 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].