Canada at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Canada competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 69 competitors, 62 men and 7 women, took part in 49 events in 8 sports.[1]

Canada at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of Canada (1921–1957).svg
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Amsterdam
Competitors69 (62 men, 7 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerJoseph Wright Jr.
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
4
Silver
4
Bronze
7
Total
15
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Percy Williams Athletics Men's 100 m July 30
Men's 200 m August 1
  Gold Jane Bell, Myrtle Cook,
Bobbie Rosenfeld, Ethel Smith
Athletics Women's 4 × 100 m relay August 5
  Gold Ethel Catherwood Athletics Women's high jump August 5
  Silver Jimmy Ball Athletics Men's 400 m August 3
  Silver Bobbie Rosenfeld Athletics Women's 100 m July 31
  Silver Jack Guest, Joseph Wright Jr. Rowing Men's double sculls August 10
  Silver Donald Stockton Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight August 1
  Bronze Jimmy Ball, Phil Edwards,
Stanley Glover, Alex Wilson
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay August 5
  Bronze Ethel Smith Athletics Women's 100 m July 31
  Bronze Raymond Smillie Boxing Men's welterweight August 11
  Bronze John Donnelly, Frank Fiddes, John Hand
Frederick Hedges, Athol Meech, Jack Murdoch,
Edgar Norris, Herbert Richardson, William Ross
Rowing Men's eight August 10
  Bronze Garnet Ault, Munroe Bourne,
Walter Spence, James Thompson
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay August 11
  Bronze James Trifunov Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight August 1
  Bronze Maurice Letchford Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight August 1

AthleticsEdit

32 athletes represented Canada in 1928. It was the nation's 7th appearance in the sport, having competed in athletics at every Olympics to date. After failing to win any medals in 1924, Canada returned to the athletics podium in 1928 with 4 golds, 2 silvers, and 2 bronzes.

The women's relay team broke the world record twice on the way to winning the gold medal. Percy Williams won both of the men's sprint events, twice matching the Olympic record in the 100 metres. Bobbie Rosenfeld briefly held the Olympic record in the women's 100 metres, setting it at 12.4 seconds in the semifinals before that mark was bested by all three medalists, including Rosenfeld and Smith (with the record ultimately ending with American gold medalist Betty Robinson at 12.2 seconds).

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ralph Adams Men's 100 metres Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
John Fitzpatrick 11.0 1 Q Unknown 2 Q 10.9 6 Did not advance
George Hester Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Percy Williams 11.0 1 Q 10.6 =OR 1 Q 10.6 =OR 2 Q 10.8  
Jane Bell Women's 100 metres N/A 13.0 2 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Myrtle Cook 12.8 1 Q Unknown 2 Q DQ
Bobbie Rosenfeld 12.6 1 Q 12.4 OR 1 Q 12.3  
Ethel Smith 12.6 1 Q Unknown 2 Q 12.3  
Ralph Adams Men's 200 metres 22.5 2 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
John Fitzpatrick 22.8 1 Q 22.0 1 Q 22.0 3 Q 22.1 5
George Hester DQ Did not advance
Percy Williams 22.6 1 Q 21.8 2 Q 22.0 1 Q 21.8  
Jimmy Ball Men's 400 metres 55.8 1 Q 49.2 1 Q 48.6 1 Q 48.0  
Phil Edwards 49.8 1 Q 49.2 1 Q 50.2 6 Did not advance
Fred Macbeth Unknown 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
Alex Wilson 49.9 2 Q Unknown 2 Q 49.2 4 Did not advance
Brant Little Men's 800 metres N/A 1:57.8 2 Q 1:57.6 4 Did not advance
Phil Edwards 1:59.4 1 Q 1:52.8 2 Q 1:54.0 4
Jack Walter Unknown 5 Did not advance
Alex Wilson 1:59.2 1 Q 1:57.1 6 Did not advance
Bobbie Rosenfeld Women's 800 metres N/A Unknown 3 Q 2:22.4 5
Jean Thompson 2:23.2 1 Q 2:21.4 4
Alex Docherty Men's 1500 metres N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
David Griffin Unknown 4 Did not advance
Jack Walter Unknown 6 Did not advance
Pete Walter Unknown 7 Did not advance
Vincent Callard Men's 5000 metres N/A Unknown 8 Did not advance
Art Keay DNF Did not advance
Warren Montabone Men's 400 metres hurdles N/A 56.5 4 Did not advance
Art Keay Men's 3000 metres steeplechase N/A Unknown 8 Did not advance
Men's 4 × 100 metres relay N/A 42.2 1 Q DQ
Women's 4 × 100 metres relay N/A 49.3 WR 1 Q 48.4 WR  
Men's 4 × 400 metres relay N/A Unknown 2 Q 3:15.4  
Clifford Bricker Men's marathon N/A 2:39:24 10
Frank Hughes 2:58:12 43
Silas McLellan 2:49:33 26
Johnny Miles 2:43:32 17
Percy Wyer 2:58:52 45

BoxingEdit

7 boxers, all men, represented Canada in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport. Canada had a boxer in every weight class except the heavyweight. For the second straight Games, Canada won exactly one bronze medal in boxing.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Frankie Martin Men's flyweight Bye   Armand Apell (FRA)
L points
Did not advance 9
Vince Glionna Men's bantamweight Bye   Hans Ziglarski (GER)
W points
  Harry Isaacs (RSA)
L points
Did not advance 5
Frederick Volkert Men's featherweight Bye   Jan Górny (POL)
L points
Did not advance 9
Frank Battaglia Men's lightweight   Robert Smith (RSA)
L points
Did not advance 17
Raymond Smillie Men's welterweight   Johann Fraberger (AUT)
W points
  Patrick Lenehan (IRL)
W points
  Kintaro Usuda (JPN)
W points
  Raúl Landini (ARG)
L points
  Robert Galataud (FRA)
W points
 
Honoré Chevrier Men's middleweight Bye   Oscar Kjällander (SWE)
L points
Did not advance 9
Donald Carrick Men's light heavyweight N/A   Jean Welter (LUX)
W points
  Víctor Avendaño (ARG)
L points
Did not advance 5

CyclingEdit

Six cyclists, all men, represented Canada in 1928. It was the nation's 5th appearance in the sport. Joe Laporte had previously competed in 1924.

Road cyclingEdit

Cyclist Event Time Rank
Lew Elder Men's road race DNF
Joe Laporte 5:21:30 31
William Peden 6:09:26 63
Alfred Tourville 5:51:05 56
Joe Laporte Men's team road race 17:22:01 14
William Peden
Alfred Tourville

Track cyclingEdit

Time trial
Cyclist Event Time Rank
Lew Elder Men's time trial 1:19.0 11
Match races
Cyclist Event 1st Round Repechage 1 Repechage Final Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
James Davies Men's team pursuit Unknown 2 q N/A Unknown 2 Did not advance
Lew Elder
Andy Houting
William Peden
James Davies Men's sprint Unknown 2 R Unknown 3 Did not advance

DivingEdit

One man represented Canada in diving in 1928. It was the nation's 4th appearance in the sport and first since 1920. Phillips advanced to the finals in both events, placing 7th in each.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Alfred Phillips Men's 3 m board 17 134.10 3 Q 32.5 149.48 7
Alfred Phillips Men's 10 m platform 14 78.42 3 Q 35 77.26 7

RowingEdit

11 rowers, all men, represented Canada in 1928. It was the nation's 6th appearance in the sport, tying Belgium and Great Britain for most appearances. Canada had 3 boats compete and won one silver medal in men's double sculls (matching its best ever result in the sport) and one bronze medal in the men's eight, as well as an effectively 5th place finish in men's single sculls after Wright was defeated in the quarterfinal round.

Rower Event Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Round 3 Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Joseph Wright Jr. Men's single sculls 7:57.8 1 Q Bye 8:45.0 2 R 7:49.6 1 Q 7:57.6 2 Did not advance
Joseph Wright Jr. Men's double sculls 7:48.2 1 Q Bye 6:58.6 2 R 7:21.8 1 Q 6:42.2 1 Q 6:58.0 1 Q 6:51.0  
Jack Guest
Frank Fiddes Men's eight 6:29.8 1 Q Bye 6:59.0 1 Q Bye 6:37.4 1 Q 6:03.8 2 ( ) Did not advance
John Hand
Frederick Hedges
Athol Meech
Jack Murdoch
Edgar Norris
Herbert Richardson
William Ross
John Donnelly (cox)

SwimmingEdit

 
Bronze medalists in the 4×200-metre relay. Back row, left to right: Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Walter Spence, and Garnet Ault

6 swimmers, 5 men and 1 women, represented Canada in 1928. It was nation's 5th appearance in the sport and the first time the nation sent a female swimmer. Canada won a bronze medal in the men's relay, the first medal in the sport for Canada since 1920. In the individual events, Canadian swimmers advanced to 3 finals but took 6th place each time.

Swimmer Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Munroe Bourne Men's 100 m freestyle Unknown 4 Did not advance
Walter Spence 1:00.6 2 Q 1:01.4 3 q 1:01.4 6
Garnet Ault Men's 400 m freestyle 5:18.8 1 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
James Thompson Unknown 4 Did not advance
Garnet Ault Men's 1500 m freestyle 22:55.8 2 Q 21:33.4 3 Q 21:46.0 6
James Thompson 22:56.6 3 Did not advance
Munroe Bourne Men's 100 metre backstroke 1:14.4 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Jack Aubin Men's 200 metre breaststroke Unknown 4 Did not advance
Walter Spence 2:56.6 1 Q 2:53.0 2 Q 2:57.2 6
Dorothy Prior Women's 200 metre breaststroke Unknown 4 Did not advance
Garnet Ault Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay N/A 9:55.0 1 Q 9:47.8  
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

WrestlingEdit

5 wrestlers, all men, competed for Canada in 1928. They competed only in the freestyle discipline. It was the nation's 4th appearance in the sport. Canadian wrestlers won a silver medal (the nation's best result in the sport so far, improving on a bronze medal in 1908) and 2 bronze medals.

Freestyle wrestlingEdit

Wrestler Event Gold medal rounds Silver medal rounds Bronze medal rounds Rank
Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Semifinals Final Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
James Trifunov Men's bantamweight N/A   Spapen (BEL)
L
Did not advance Not qualified N/A   Sansum (GBR)
W
 
Daniel MacDonald Men's featherweight Bye   Angus (GBR)
W
  Minder (SUI)
L
Did not advance Not qualified 6
Maurice Letchford Men's welterweight Bye   Roosen (BEL)
W
  Appleton (USA)
L
Did not advance Not qualified   Cook (GBR)
W
  Jourlin (FRA)
W
 
Donald Stockton Men's middleweight Bye   Rabin (GBR)
W
  Kyburz (SUI)
L
Did not advance   Hammonds (USA)
W
  Praeg (RSA)
W
Already ranked  
Earl McCready Men's heavyweight N/A   George (USA)
L
Did not advance Not qualified 6

Art competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canada at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2014.

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