Chile at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Chile competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 38 competitors took part in 22 events in 6 sports.[1]

Chile at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chile.svg
IOC codeCHI
NOCChilean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coch.cl (in Spanish)
in Amsterdam
Competitors38 in 6 sports
Flag bearerManuel Plaza
Medals
Ranked 30th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Manuel Plaza Athletics Men's Marathon August 5

AthleticsEdit

8 athletes, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 5th appearance in the sport, in which Chile had competed each time the nation appeared at the Games. Chile won its first Olympic medal—in any sport—when Manuel Plaza took silver in the men's marathon.

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Óscar Alvarado Men's 100 metres Unknown 4 Did not advance
Rodolfo Wagner Unknown 3 Did not advance
Alejandro Hannig Men's 200 metres Unknown 5 Did not advance
Alejandro Hannig Men's 400 metres Unknown 5 Did not advance
José Vicente Salinas Unknown 3 Did not advance
Alfredo Ugarte Men's 110 metres hurdles N/A Unknown 3 Did not advance
Manuel Plaza Men's marathon N/A 2:33:23  
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Óscar Alvarado Men's long jump 6.51 8 Did not advance
Héctor Benaprés Men's discus throw 38.18 8 Did not advance
Ricardo Bayer Men's hammer throw 46.23 5 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

4 boxers, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport. Díaz matched Chile's best ever finish in boxing, reaching the quarterfinals.

Boxer Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
José Turra Men's flyweight   Nikolaos Felix (GRE)
L points
Did not advance 17
Osvaldo Sánchez Men's bantamweight   Stefan Glon (POL)
W points
  John Daley (USA)
L points
Did not advance 9
Jorge Díaz Men's lightweight   William O'Shea (IRL)
W points
  Georges Carcagne (FRA)
W points
  Gunnar Berggren (SWE)
L points
Did not advance 5
Sergio Ojeda Men's light heavyweight N/A   Víctor Avendaño (ARG)
L points
Did not advance 9

CyclingEdit

Five cyclists (all in track), all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport.

Track cyclingEdit

Time trial
Cyclist Event Time Rank
Eduardo Maillard Men's time trial 1:20.1 14
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
Jorge Gamboa Men's team pursuit Unknown 2 N/A Did not advance
Eduardo Maillard
Carlos Rocuant
Alejandro Vidal
Francisco Juillet Men's sprint Unknown 3 R Unknown 2 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Six fencers, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tomás Goyoaga Men's épée 3 wins 8 Did not advance
Tomás Goyoaga Men's foil N/A 1 win 7 Did not advance
Abelardo Castro Men's sabre N/A Bye 1 win 8 Did not advance
Efrain Díaz N/A 2 wins 5 Did not advance
Tomás Goyoaga N/A 2 wins 5 Did not advance
Abelardo Castro Men's team sabre N/A 0–2 3 Did not advance
Efrain Díaz
Jorge Garretón
Tomás Goyoaga
Oscar Novoa
Nemoroso Riquelme

FootballEdit

Preliminary round
Portugal  4–2  Chile
V. Silva   38'
Pepe   40'50'
Mota   63'
Report Saavedra   14'
Carbonell   30'
Attendance: 2,309
Referee: Youssuf Mohamed (Egypt)
Consolation tournament, First round
Chile  3–1  Mexico
Subiabre   24'48'89' Report Sota   15'
Attendance: 5,000
Consolation tournament, Final
Netherlands  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Chile
Ghering   59'
Smeets   66'
Report Bravo   55'
Alfaro   89'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Guillermo Comorera (Spain)

After a coin toss the Netherlands were declared winners and were handed the trophy which had been on offer (by the NVB), but gave it to Chile to take home as a 'memento' of the Netherlands, the Olympic Games and their Dutch football friends.[2]

SwimmingEdit

4 swimmers, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's debut appearance in the sport.

Swimmer Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
M. Astaburuaga Men's 100 m freestyle unknown 4 Did not advance
Hernán Schüler unknown 5 Did not advance
Faelo Zúñiga unknown 4 Did not advance
Hernán Téllez Men's 400 m freestyle unknown 5 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chile at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  2. ^ "IX. Olympiad Amsterdam 1928 Football Tournament". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.

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