Croquet at the 1900 Summer Olympics
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at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venues||Bois de Boulogne|
|Competitors||10 from 1 nation|
|Croquet at the|
1900 Summer Olympics
|Singles, one ball|
|Singles, two balls|
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). 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."
|Totals (1 nations)||3||2||2||7|
|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)
A total of 10 players from 1 nation competed at the Paris Games:
- France (10)
- 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.
- 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.