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Chile competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the first official appearance of the nation at the modern Olympic Games, although some sources claim that a single Chilean athlete competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Fourteen competitors, all men, took part in sixteen events in four sports.[1]

Chile at the
1912 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chile.svg
NOCChilean Olympic Committee (in Spanish)
in Stockholm
Competitors14 in 4 sports
Flag bearerLeopoldo Palma
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
The team of Chile at the opening ceremony.


6 athletes represented Chile.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pablo Eitel 100 m ? 6 Did not advance
200 m ? 5 Did not advance
110 m hurdles 17.2 1 ? 4 Did not advance
Rodolfo Hammersley High jump N/A 1.60 28 Did not advance
Standing high jump N/A 1.40 13 Did not advance
Federico Mueller 800 m ? 5-7 Did not advance
Leopoldo Palma 800 m ? 4 Did not advance
Rolando Salinas 10 km walk 55:02 7 Did not advance
Alfonso Sánchez 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
10000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Marathon N/A Did not start


Four cyclists represented Chile. It was the first appearance of the nation in cycling. Alberto Downey had the best time in the time trial, the only race held, placing 42nd. The team of four had a combined time that placed them 9th of the 15 teams.

Road cyclingEdit

Cyclist Events Final
Result Rank
Alberto Downey Ind. time trial 11:53:02.5 42
Arturo Friedemann Ind. time trial 12:28:20.8 67
Cárlos Koller Ind. time trial 12:13:49.2 58
José Torres Ind. time trial 12:39:39.5 74
Alberto Downey
Arturo Friedemann
Carlos Koller
José Torres
Team time trial 49:14:52.0 9


Rider Horse Event Final
Penalties Rank
Enrique Deichler Chile Individual 14 16
Elías Yáñez Patria Individual 24 25


Two shooters represented Chile. It was the nation's debut in shooting. Both men took part in the same four events, with Ekwall being the better of the pair in three of those events.

Rower Event Final
Result Rank
Félix Alegría 600 m free rifle 61 72
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 77 48
50 m pistol 406 38
30 m rapid fire pistol 259 25
Harald Ekwall 600 m free rifle 67 67
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 80 43
50 m pistol 430 23
30 m rapid fire pistol 217 38


  1. ^ "Chile at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games". Retrieved 8 November 2014.

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