Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

The men's individual skating was an event held as part of the figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics. It was the second appearance of the event and the sport, which had previously been held in 1908.[1]

Men's singles figure skating
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenuePalais de Glace d'Anvers
Dates25–27 April
Competitors9 from 6 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gillis Grafström  Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Andreas Krogh  Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Martin Stixrud  Norway
← 1908
1924 →

Nine skaters from six nations competed. Gillis Grafström of Sweden captured the first of three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the men's single event in 1920. 1908 gold medalist Ulrich Salchow finished fourth. At age 44, bronze medalist Martin Stixrud is the oldest man to ever win an Olympic medal in an individual winter event.[2]

ResultsEdit

Rank Name Nation CF FS Places
1 Gillis Grafström   Sweden 1 1 7.0
2 Andreas Krogh   Norway 3 3 18.0
3 Martin Stixrud   Norway 4 2 24.5
4 Ulrich Salchow   Sweden 2 5 25.5
5 Sakari Ilmanen   Finland 5 4 30.0
6 Nathaniel Niles   United States 7 6 49.0
7 Basil Williams   Great Britain 6 9 49.5
8 Alfred Mégroz   Switzerland 8 7 52.5
9 Kenneth Beaumont   Great Britain 9 8 59.0

Referee:

Judges:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Figure Skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics: Singles, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  2. ^ "International Olympic Committee Factsheet: Records and Medals: Games of the Olympiad" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 August 2009. (97.1 KB)

SourcesEdit

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 19 June 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2008.