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Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands, were held at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, 29 July and Monday, 30 July. Seventy-six runners from 27 nations competed.[1]

Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Georg Lammers, Percy Williams, Jack London 1928.jpg
Georg Lammers, Percy Williams and Jack London
VenueOlympic Stadium
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates29 July 1928 (heats, quarterfinals)
30 July 1928 (semifinals, final)
Competitors81 from 33 nations
Winning time10.8 seconds
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Percy Williams  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jack London  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Georg Lammers  Germany
← 1924
1932 →

Contents

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

Place Name Time
    Percy Williams (CAN) 10.8 seconds
    Jack London (GBR) 10.9 seconds
    Georg Lammers (GER) 10.9 seconds
4   Frank Wykoff (USA) 11.0 seconds
5   Wilfred Legg (RSA) 11.0 seconds
6   Robert McAllister (USA) 11.0 seconds

RecordsEdit

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 10.4   Charlie Paddock Redlands, California (USA) April 23, 1921
Olympic Record 10.6   Donald Lippincott Stockholm (SWE) July 6, 1912
10.6   Harold Abrahams Paris (FRA) July 6/7 1924

Percy Williams equalized the standing Olympic record with 10.6 seconds in the fourth heat of the second round. In the first semifinal, Williams, Robert McAllister, and Wilfred Legg all equalized the record.

PreliminariesEdit

Records
First Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Second Round
1 2 3 4 5 6
Semifinals
1 2
Final
References

Key to tables below:

  Advance on placement

First RoundEdit

Sixteen heats were held, the two fastest of each qualified for the second round.

Heat 1Edit

 
Heat 1: Willy Dujardin, Wilhelm Hennings, Angelos Lamprou, John Fitzpatrick, Richard Corts
Place Name Time
1   John Fitzpatrick (CAN) 11.0 seconds
2   Richard Corts (GER) 11.0 seconds
3   Willy Dujardin (BEL) 11.2 seconds
4   Wilhelm Hennings (NED) 11.4 seconds
5   Angelos Lambrou (GRE) 11.4 seconds

Heat 2Edit

Place Name Time
1   Sydney Atkinson (RSA) 11.2 seconds
2   André Mourlon (FRA) 11.3 seconds
3   Jesús Moraila (MEX) unknown
4   Franco Reyser (ITA) unknown
  Friedrich-Wilhelm Wichmann (GER) DNS

Heat 3Edit

Place Name Time
1   Frank Wykoff (USA) 11.0 seconds
2   Paul Brochart (BEL) unknown
3   Jaap Boot (NED) unknown(*)
4   Mario Gómez Daza (MEX) unknown
5   Konstantinos Petridis (GRE) unknown
6   Fernando Muñagorri (ESP) unknown

(*) Some sources credit the third place to Gómez Daza and list Boot in fourth. (The official report did not show the ranking.)

Heat 4Edit

Place Name Time
1   Ferenc Gerő (HUN) 10.8 seconds
2   Aubrey Burton-Durham (RSA) unknown
3   Willy Weibel (SUI) 11.4 seconds
4   Diego Ordóñez (ESP) 11.4 seconds
5   John Heap (GBR) unknown
6   Eduardo Albe (ARG) unknown

Heat 5Edit

Place Name Time
1   Jack London (GBR) 10.8 seconds
2   George Hester (CAN) unknown
3   Ladislau Peter (ROU) unknown
4   Francisco Costas (MEX) unknown
5   Mehmet Ali Aybar (TUR) unknown

Heat 6Edit

Place Name Time
1   Juan Bautista Pina (ARG) 11.0 seconds
2   Ralph Adams (CAN) unknown
3   Edgardo Toetti (ITA) unknown
4   Iwao Aizawa (JPN) unknown
5   Semih Türkdoğan (TUR) unknown

Heat 7Edit

Place Name Time
1   Wilfred Legg (RSA) 11.0 seconds
2   Cyril Gill (GBR) 11.0 seconds
3   Rodolfo Wagner (CHI) unknown
  Sándor Hajdú (HUN) DNS
  Giuseppe Castelli (ITA) DNS

Heat 8Edit

 
Heat 8: Hubert Houben, Karel Kněnický, Johannes Viljoen
Place Name Time
1   Hubert Houben (GER) 11.0 seconds
2   Johannes Viljoen (RSA) 11.0 seconds
3   Karel Kněnický (TCH) 11.3 seconds
4   Dolf Benz (NED) 11.4 seconds

Heat 9Edit

Place Name Time
1   Georg Lammers (GER) 10.8 seconds
2   André Théard (HAI) unknown
3   János Paizs (HUN) unknown
4   Leo Jørgensen (DEN) unknown
5   Jean Moulin (LUX) unknown
6   Renos Frangoudis (GRE) unknown

Heat 10Edit

Place Name Time
1   Walter Rangeley (GBR) 11.0 seconds
2   Rinus van den Berge (NED) 11.1 seconds
3   Johann Bartl (TCH) unknown
4   Şinasi Şahingiray (TUR) unknown

Heat 11Edit

Place Name Time
1   István Raggambi (HUN) 11.0 seconds
2   Jimmy Carlton (AUS) 11.1 seconds
3   Alberto Barucco (ARG) unknown
4   Óscar Alvarado (CHI) unknown
5   Juan Serrahima (ESP) unknown
6   R. Burns (IND) unknown

Heat 12Edit

Place Name Time
1   Percy Williams (CAN) 11.0 seconds
2   Jaroslav Vykoupil (TCH) unknown
3   André Dufau (FRA) unknown
4   José de Lima (POR) unknown
5   Haris Šveminas (LTU) unknown

Heat 13Edit

Place Name Time
1   José Barrientos (CUB) 11.0 seconds
2   André Cerbonney (FRA) unknown
3   Fred Zinner (BEL) unknown
-   Arthur Porritt (NZL) DNS

Heat 14Edit

Place Name Time
1   Claude Bracey (USA) 11.0 seconds
2   Gilbert Auvergne (FRA) 11.1 seconds
3   Hermann Geißler (AUT) 11.2 seconds
4   Risto Mattila (FIN) 11.3 seconds
5   Emmanuel Goldsmith (SUI) 11.5 seconds
6   George Schmit (LUX) 12.2 seconds

Heat 15Edit

Place Name Time
1   Henry Russell (USA) 11.0 seconds
2   Denis Cussen (IRL) unknown
3   Willy Tschopp (SUI) unknown
4   Adolphe Groscol (BEL) unknown

Heat 16Edit

Place Name Time
1   Bob McAllister (USA) 10.8 seconds
2   Anselmo Gonzaga (PHI) unknown
3   Enrique de Chávarri (ESP) unknown
4   Frédéric Eyschen (LUX) unknown
5   H. Enis (TUR) DNS

Second RoundEdit

Six heats were held, the two fastest of each qualifird for the semifinals.

Second Round Heat 1Edit

Place Name Time
1   Wilfred Legg (RSA) 10.8 seconds
2   John Fitzpatrick (CAN) unknown
3   Ferenc Gerő (HUN) unknown
4   Rinus van den Berge (NED) unknown
5   Denis Cussen (IRL) unknown
6   Jaroslav Vykoupil (TCH) unknown

Second Round Heat 2Edit

Place Name Time
1   Robert McAllister (USA) 10.8 seconds
2   Richard Corts (GER) 11.0 seconds
3   Cyril Gill (GBR) unknown
4   István Raggambi (HUN) unknown
5   Aubrey Burton-Durham (RSA) unknown
6   André Cerbonney (FRA) unknown

Second Round Heat 3Edit

Place Name Time
1   Henry Russell (USA) 10.8 seconds
2   Hubert Houben (GER) unknown
3   Gilbert Auvergne (FRA) unknown
4   George Hester (CAN) unknown
5   Sydney Atkinson (RSA) unknown

Second Round Heat 4Edit

Place Name Time
1   Percy Williams (CAN) 10.6 seconds =OR
2   Jack London (GBR) 10.8 seconds
3   André Théard (HAI) unknown
4   André Mourlon (FRA) unknown
5   José Barrientos (CUB) unknown

Second Round Heat 5Edit

Place Name Time
1   Frank Wykoff (USA) 10.8 seconds
2   Juan Bautista Pina (ARG) unknown
3   Johannes Viljoen (RSA) unknown
4   Anselmo Gonzaga (PHI) unknown
5   Jimmy Carlton (AUS) 11.0 seconds

Second Round Heat 6Edit

Place Name Time
1   Claude Bracey (USA) 10.8 seconds
2   Georg Lammers (GER) unknown
3   Walter Rangeley (GBR) unknown
4   Ralph Adams (CAN) unknown
5   Paul Brochart (BEL) unknown

SemifinalsEdit

Two semifinals were held, the three fastest of each qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1Edit

Place Name Time
1   Robert McAllister (USA) 10.6 seconds =OR
2   Percy Williams (CAN) 10.6 seconds =OR
3   Wilfred Legg (RSA) 10.6 seconds =OR
4   Hubert Houben (GER) 10.7 seconds
5   Claude Bracey (USA) 10.8 seconds
6   Juan Bautista Pina (ARG) 11.0 seconds

Semifinal 2Edit

Place Name Time
1   Jack London (GBR) 10.6 seconds =OR
2   Georg Lammers (GER) 10.7 seconds
3   Frank Wykoff (USA) 10.7 seconds
4   Henry Russell (USA) 10.8 seconds
5   Richard Corts (GER) 10.8 seconds
6   John Fitzpatrick (CAN) 10.9 seconds

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 June 2017.

External linksEdit