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Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics on a German stamp

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, 29 athletics events were contested, 23 for men and 6 for women. The program of events was unchanged from the previous Games. There was a total of 776 participants from 43 countries competing.

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Jesse Owens
  United States
10.3 Ralph Metcalfe
  United States
10.4 Tinus Osendarp
  Netherlands
10.5
200 metres
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Jesse Owens
  United States
20.7 Mack Robinson
  United States
21.1 Tinus Osendarp
  Netherlands
21.3
400 metres
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Archie Williams
  United States
46.5 Godfrey Brown
  Great Britain
46.7 James LuValle
  United States
46.8
800 metres
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John Woodruff
  United States
1:52.9 Mario Lanzi
  Italy
1:53.3 Phil Edwards
  Canada
1:53.6
1500 metres
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Jack Lovelock
  New Zealand
3:47.8 Glenn Cunningham
  United States
3:48.4 Luigi Beccali
  Italy
3:49.2
5000 metres
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Gunnar Höckert
  Finland
14:22.2 Lauri Lehtinen
  Finland
14:25.8 Henry Jonsson
  Sweden
14:29.0
10,000 metres
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Ilmari Salminen
  Finland
30:15.4 Arvo Askola
  Finland
30:15.6 Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
30:20.2
110 metres hurdles
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Forrest Towns
  United States
14.2 Don Finlay
  Great Britain
14.4 Fritz Pollard
  United States
14.4
400 metres hurdles
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Glenn Hardin
  United States
52.4 John Loaring
  Canada
52.7 Miguel White
  Philippines
52.8
3000 metres steeplechase
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Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
9:03.8 Kaarlo Tuominen
  Finland
9:06.8 Alfred Dompert
  Germany
9:07.2
4 × 100 meters relay
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  United States (USA)
Jesse Owens
Ralph Metcalfe
Foy Draper
Frank Wykoff
39.8   Italy (ITA)
Orazio Mariani
Gianni Caldana
Elio Ragni
Tullio Gonnelli
41.1   Germany (GER)
Wilhelm Leichum
Erich Borchmeyer
Erwin Gillmeister
Gerd Hornberger
41.2
4 × 400 meters relay
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  Great Britain (GBR)
Freddie Wolff
Godfrey Rampling
Bill Roberts
Godfrey Brown
3:09.0   United States (USA)
Harold Cagle
Robert Young
Edward O’Brien
Alfred Fitch
3:11.0   Germany (GER)
Helmut Hamann
Friedrich Von Stülpnagel
Harry Voigt
Rudolf Harbig
3:11.8
Marathon
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Son Kitei
  Japan[1]
2:29:19.2 Ernest Harper
  Great Britain
2:31:23.2 Nan Shoryu
  Japan[1]
2:31:42.0
50 kilometres walk
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Harold Whitlock
  Great Britain
4:30:41.4 Arthur Tell Schwab
  Switzerland
4:32:09.2 Adalberts Bubenko
  Latvia
4:32:42.2
High jump
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Cornelius Johnson
  United States
2.03 m Dave Albritton
  United States
2.00 m Delos Thurber
  United States
2.00 m
Pole vault
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Earle Meadows
  United States
4.35 m Shuhei Nishida
  Japan
4.25 m Sueo Ōe
  Japan
4.25 m
Long jump
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Jesse Owens
  United States
8.06 m Luz Long
  Germany
7.87 m Naoto Tajima
  Japan
7.74 m
Triple jump
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Naoto Tajima
  Japan
16.00 m Masao Harada
  Japan
15.66 m Jack Metcalfe
  Australia
15.50 m
Shot put
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Hans Woellke
  Germany
16.20 m Sulo Bärlund
  Finland
16.12 m Gerhard Stöck
  Germany
15.66 m
Discus throw
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Ken Carpenter
  United States
50.48 m Gordon Dunn
  United States
49.36 m Giorgio Oberweger
  Italy
49.23 m
Hammer throw
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Karl Hein
  Germany
56.49 m Erwin Blask
  Germany
55.04 m Fred Warngård
  Sweden
54.83 m
Javelin throw
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Gerhard Stöck
  Germany
71.84 m Yrjo Nikkanen
  Finland
70.77 m Kalervo Toivonen
  Finland
70.72 m
Decathlon
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Glenn Morris
  United States
7900 Bob Clark
  United States
7601 Jack Parker
  United States
7275

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Helen Stephens
  United States
11.5 Stanisława Walasiewicz
  Poland
11.7 Käthe Krauß
  Germany
11.9
80 metres hurdles
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Trebisonda Valla
  Italy
11.7 Anni Steuer
  Germany
11.7 Betty Taylor
  Canada
11.7
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Harriet Bland
Annette Rogers
Betty Robinson
Helen Stephens
46.9   Great Britain (GBR)
Eileen Hiscock
Violet Olney
Audrey Brown
Barbara Burke
47.6   Canada (CAN)
Dorothy Brookshaw
Mildred Dolson
Hilda Cameron
Aileen Meagher
47.8
High jump
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Ibolya Csák
  Hungary
1.60 m Dorothy Odam
  Great Britain
1.60 m Elfriede Kaun
  Germany
1.60 m
Discus throw
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Gisela Mauermayer
  Germany
47.63 m Jadwiga Wajsówna
  Poland
46.22 m Paula Mollenhauer
  Germany
39.80 m
Javelin throw
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Tilly Fleischer
  Germany
45.18 m Luise Krüger
  Germany
43.29 m Maria Kwaśniewska
  Poland
41.80 m

Records brokenEdit

20 new Olympic records and 6 new world records were set in the athletics events.

 
Volmari Iso-Hollo, 3000 m steeplechase, 1936 Summer Olympics

Men's Olympic and world recordsEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Result OR WR
200 metres 5 August Final Jesse Owens   United States 20.7 OR
1500 metres 6 August Final Jack Lovelock   New Zealand 3:47.8 OR WR
5000 metres 7 August Final Gunnar Höckert   Finland 14:22.2 OR
110 metres hurdles 6 August Semi-final Forrest Towns   United States 14.1 OR WR
3000 metres steeplechase 8 August Final Volmari Iso-Hollo   Finland 9:03.8 OR [2]
4 × 100 metres relay 9 August Final Jesse Owens
Ralph Metcalfe
Foy Draper
Frank Wykoff
  United States 39.8 OR WR
Marathon 9 August Final Son Kitei   Japan 2:29:19.2 OR
50 kilometres walk 5 August Final Harold Whitlock   Great Britain 4:30:41.4 OR
Long jump 4 August Final Jesse Owens   United States 8.06 m OR[3]
Triple jump 6 August Final Naoto Tajima   Japan 16.00 m OR WR
High jump 2 August Final Cornelius Johnson   United States 2.03 m OR
Pole vault 5 August Final Earle Meadows   United States 4.35 m OR
Shot put 2 August Final Hans Woellke   Germany 16.20 m OR
Discus throw 5 August Final Ken Carpenter   United States 50.48 m OR
Hammer throw 3 August Final Karl Hein   Germany 56.49 m OR
Decathlon 8 August Final Glenn Morris   United States 7900 OR WR

Women's Olympic and world recordsEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Result OR WR
80 metres hurdles 5 August Semi-final Trebisonda Valla   Italy 11.6 OR[3]
4 × 100 metres relay 8 August Heats Emmy Albus
Käthe Krauß
Marie Dollinger
Ilse Dörffeldt
  Germany 46.4 OR WR
Discus throw 4 August Final Gisela Mauermayer   Germany 47.63 m OR
Javelin throw 2 August Final Tilly Fleischer   Germany 45.18 m OR

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)147425
2  Germany (GER)54716
3  Finland (FIN)35210
4  Great Britain (GBR)2507
5  Japan (JPN)2237
6  Italy (ITA)1225
7  Hungary (HUN)1001
  New Zealand (NZL)1001
9  Poland (POL)0213
10  Canada (CAN)0134
11  Switzerland (SUI)0101
12  Netherlands (NED)0022
  Sweden (SWE)0022
14  Australia (AUS)0011
  Latvia (LAT)0011
  Philippines (PHI)0011
Totals (16 nations)29292987


ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Both Sohn Kee-chung (Son Kitei) and Nam Sung-yong (Nan Shoryu) were from Korea. The IOC credits both medals to Japan due to Korea being a Japanese colony at the time. All Korean Olympians during the Japanese colonial rule could only participate in the Games as a representative of Japan and Japan required them to use the Japanese forms of their names. However, some sources still refer to Son Kitei as the first Korean to win an Olympic marathon.
  2. ^ Was a "world best" time as world records were not yet recognised for the event.
  3. ^ a b Wind-aided mark recognised as Olympic record.

Coordinates: 52°30′53″N 13°14′22″E / 52.5147°N 13.2394°E / 52.5147; 13.2394