United States at the 1900 Summer Olympics

The United States competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.[1]

United States at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States (1896–1908).svg
Flag of the United States (despite receiving the 45th star on July 4, 1896 after Utah gained statehood, three months after the 1896 Summer Olympics)
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Paris
Competitors75 in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
19
Silver
14
Bronze
14
Total
47
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Margaret Ives Abbott Golf women's 9 holes
  Gold Irving Baxter Athletics high jump
  Gold Irving Baxter Athletics pole vault
  Gold Ray Ewry Athletics standing long jump
  Gold Ray Ewry Athletics standing triple jump
  Gold Ray Ewry Athletics standing high jump
  Gold John Flanagan Athletics hammer throw
  Gold Frank Jarvis Athletics 100 metres
  Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics 60 metres
  Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics 110 metre hurdles
  Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics 200 metre hurdles
  Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics long jump
  Gold Maxie Long Athletics 400 metres
  Gold Meyer Prinstein Athletics triple jump
  Gold Charles Sands Golf men's 36 holes
  Gold Richard Sheldon Athletics shot put
  Gold Walter Tewksbury Athletics 200 metres
  Gold Walter Tewksbury Athletics 400 metre hurdles
  Gold William Carr Rowing coxed eights
  Silver Irving Baxter Athletics standing long jump
  Silver Irving Baxter Athletics standing triple jump
  Silver Irving Baxter Athletics standing high jump
  Silver Meredith Colket Athletics pole vault
  Silver James Connolly Athletics triple jump
  Silver John Cregan Athletics 800 metres
  Silver Truxtun Hare Athletics hammer throw
  Silver William Holland Athletics 400 metres
  Silver Josiah McCracken Athletics shot put
  Silver John McLean Athletics 110 metre hurdles
  Silver Myer Prinstein Athletics long jump
  Silver Walter Tewksbury Athletics 60 metres
  Silver Walter Tewksbury Athletics 100 metres
  Silver Pauline Whittier Golf women's 9 holes
  Bronze John Bray Athletics 1500 metres
  Bronze Robert Garrett Athletics shot put
  Bronze Robert Garrett Athletics standing triple jump
  Bronze David Hall Athletics 800 metres
  Bronze Marion Jones Tennis women's singles
  Bronze H. MacHenry Sailing 3 to 10 ton race 2
  Bronze Josiah McCracken Athletics hammer throw
  Bronze John Lake Cycling 2000 metre sprint
  Bronze Fred Moloney Athletics 110 metre hurdles
  Bronze Daria Pratt Golf women's 9 holes
  Bronze Lewis Sheldon Athletics triple jump
  Bronze Lewis Sheldon Athletics standing high jump
  Bronze Richard Sheldon Athletics discus throw
  Bronze Walter Tewksbury Athletics 200 metre hurdles

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

The United States team took 16 of the 23 track & field athletics medals, having competed in 22 events (all except the 5000 metre team race). The Americans failed to win a medal in only 3 of the 22 events they contested—the marathon and the two steeplechase events. Kraenzlein won four gold medals while Baxter and Tewksbury led in total medals with five each.

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
William Holland Men's 60 metres Unknown 3 N/A Did not advance
Alvin Kraenzlein 7.0 1 Q 7.0  
Edmund Minahan Unknown 2 Q 7.2 4
Walter Tewksbury 7.2 1 Q 7.1  
Dixon Boardman Men's 100 metres Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Charles Burroughs 11.4 1 Q Unknown 3 R Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Arthur Duffey 11.4 1 Q 11.0 1 Q Bye DNF 4
Frank Jarvis 10.8 1 Q 11.2 1 Q Bye 11.0  
Clark Leiblee 11.4 1 Q Unknown 2 R Unknown 3 Did not advance
Thaddeus McClain Unknown 2 Q Unknown 2 R Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Edmund Minahan Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Frederick Moloney Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 R Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Henry Slack Unknown 3 Did not advance
Walter Tewksbury 11.4 1 Q 10.8 1 Q Bye 11.1 seconds  
William Holland Men's 200 metres 24.0 1 Q N/A 22.9 4
Walter Tewksbury Unknown 2 Q 22.2  
Dixon Boardman Men's 400 metres 51.2 1 Q N/A DNS
Walter Drumheller Unknown 5 Did not advance
William Holland Unknown 2 Q 49.6  
Harry Lee Unknown 2 Q DNS
Maxie Long 50.4 1 Q 49.4  
Harvey Lord Unknown 3 Did not advance
William Moloney 51.0 1 Q DNS
Henry Slack Unknown 3 Did not advance
John Bray Men's 800 metres Unknown 2 Q N/A Unknown 6
Edward Bushnell Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
John Cregan 2:03.0 1 Q 2:03.0  
Walter Drumheller Unknown 6–7 Did not advance
Alexander Grant Unknown 6–7 Did not advance
David Hall 1:59.0 1 Q Unknown  
Howard Hayes Unknown 3 Did not advance
Harvey Lord Unknown 3 Did not advance
Edward Mechling Unknown 4–5 Did not advance
Justus Scrafford Unknown 3 Did not advance
Harrison Smith Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
John Bray Men's 1500 metres N/A 4:07.2  
David Hall Unknown 4
Alvin Kraenzlein 110 metres hurdles 15.6 1 Q N/A Bye 15.4  
William Lewis Unknown 3 R Unknown 2 Did not advance
John McLean Unknown 3 R 17.0 1 Q 15.5  
Frederick Moloney Unknown 2 R 17.0 1 Q 15.6  
William Remington Unknown 2 R Unknown 2 Did not advance
Alvin Kraenzlein Men's 200 metres hurdles 27.0 1 Q N/A 25.4  
William Lewis Unknown 5 Did not advance
Frederick Moloney Unknown 3 Did not advance
Thaddeus McClain Unknown 3 Did not advance
William Remington Unknown 4 Did not advance
Walter Tewksbury Unknown 2 Q Unknown  
William Lewis 400 metres hurdles Unknown 2 Q N/A DNS
Walter Tewksbury 1:01.0 1 Q 57.6  
Arthur Newton Men's 2500 metres steeplechase N/A Unknown 4
Alexander Grant 4000 metres steeplechase N/A DNF
Thaddeus McClain DNF
Dick Grant Men's marathon N/A Unknown 6–7
Arthur Newton Unknown 5
Field events
Athlete Event Qualifier Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Alvin Kraenzlein Men's long jump 6.930 2 Q 7.185  
Thaddeus McClain 6.435 7 Did not advance
John McLean 6.655 6 Did not advance
Meyer Prinstein 7.175 1 Q 7.175  
William Remington 6.725 4 Q 6.825 4
James Connolly Men's triple jump N/A 13.97  
Daniel Horton Unknown 7–13
Frank Jarvis Unknown 7–13
John McLean Unknown 7–13
Meyer Prinstein 14.47  
Lewis Sheldon 13.64  
Irving Baxter Men's high jump N/A 1.90  
Irving Baxter Men's pole vault N/A 3.30  
Meredith Colket 3.25  
Irving Baxter Men's standing long jump N/A 3.135  
Ray Ewry 3.300  
Lewis Sheldon 3.020 4
Irving Baxter Men's standing triple jump N/A 9.95  
Ray Ewry 10.58  
Robert Garrett' 9.50  
Daniel Horton Unknown 5–10
Frank Jarvis Unknown 5–10
John McLean Unknown 5–10
Lewis Sheldon 9.45 4
Ray Ewry Men's standing high jump N/A 1.655  
Irving Baxter 1.525  
Lewis Sheldon 1.500  
Robert Garrett Men's shot put 12.37 3 Q 12.37  
Truxtun Hare 10.92 8 Did not advance
Josiah McCracken 12.85 2 Q 12.85  
Richard Sheldon 13.80 1 Q 14.10  
John Flanagan Men's discus throw 33.00 7 Did not advance
Robert Garrett No mark Did not advance
Truxtun Hare No mark Did not advance
Josiah McCracken 32.00 10 Did not advance
Richard Sheldon 34.10 3 Q 34.60  
John Flanagan Men's hammer throw N/A 51.01  
Truxtun Hare 46.25  
Josiah McCracken 43.58  

CyclingEdit

The United States' first cycling appearance was at the second Olympic cycling competition, 1900. One cyclist from the United States competed in both events, winning the bronze medal in the 2000 metre sprint to become the only cyclist from outside France to win a medal.

Cyclist Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
John Lake Men's sprint 1:35.8 1 Q 2:02.0 1 Q 2:09.6 1 Q Unknown  
John Lake Men's 25 kilometres N/A DNF

FencingEdit

The United States first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent two fencers.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
F. Weill Men's foil Not advanced Did not advance
Otto Bruno Schoenfeld Men's masters sabre Unknown 5–8 N/A Did not advance

GolfEdit

The United States was one of four nations to compete in the first Olympic golf events. The Americans took both gold medals, as well as sweeping the women's competition to take 4 of 6 total medals.

Golfer Event Score Rank
Albert Lambert Men's individual 189 8
Arthur Lord 221 9
Charles Sands 167  
Frederick Taylor 182 4
Margaret Ives Abbott Women's individual 47  
Mary Abbott 65 7
Daria Pratt 53  
Ellen Ridgway 57 5
Pauline Whittier 49  

PoloEdit

The United States was one of four nations to compete in the first Olympic polo event. Americans played on two of the five teams, each time along with British companions. The two American/British combinations won the top two prizes.

Team Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
BLO Polo Club Rugby
Men's polo Bye   Mexico
W 8–0
  Foxhunters (ZZX)
L 3–1
 
Foxhunters Hurlingham
  Compiègne (FRA)
W 10–0
  Bagatelle (ZZX)
W 6–4
  Rugby (ZZX)
W 3-1
 

RowingEdit

The United States had one boat at the debut of Olympic rowing; the Vesper Boat Club eight took gold.

Boat Event Round 1 Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Vesper Boat Club
Men's eight N/A 5:15.4 1 Q 6:07.8  

SailingEdit

The United States had two boats in the first Olympic sailing competitions. MacHenry's Frimousse competed in both races of the 3–10 ton class as well as the open class, Taylor is listed as a crew member for the 3–10 ton races despite owning a different boat in the competition. The bronze medal in the second race is thus often listed as a mixed team medal, as Taylor was British/Australian. Another boat, Singy, competed in the open class with unknown crew.

Sailors Event Time Rank
3–10 ton class
race 1
Unknown 7
3–10 ton class
race 2
4:38:49  
H. MacHenry Open class DNF
Unknown DNF

SwimmingEdit

For the second Games, the United States had one swimmer compete and won no medals.

Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Fred Hendschel Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:42.0 3 Did not advance
Fred Hendschel Men's 200 metre obstacle event 3:45.2 4 Did not advance

TennisEdit

The United States was one of four countries to compete in tennis in 1900. It was the nation's first appearance in the sport. Three men and two women competed. Marion Jones took bronze in the women's singles due to a first-round bye and a loss to gold medalist Cooper. The United States also had two medals—a silver and a bronze—as part of mixed teams.

Player Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Basil Spalding de Garmendia Men's singles   Voigt (USA)
W 6-1, 6-3
  L. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-2, 8-6
Did not advance 5
Charles Sands   Mahony (GBR)
L 6-2, 6-3
Did not advance 8
Charles Voigt   de Garmendia (USA)
L 6-1, 6-3
Did not advance 8
Georgina Jones Women's singles N/A   H. Prévost (FRA)
L 6-0, 6-1
Did not advance 5
Marion Jones Bye   Cooper (GBR)
L 6-2, 7-5
Did not advance  
Men's doubles N/A   Sands (USA)/  Warden (GBR)
W 6-3, 7-5
  de la Chapelle/A. Prévost (FRA)
W 6-2, 6-4
  L. Doherty/R. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-1, 6-1, 6-0
 
  de Garmendia (USA)/  Décugis (FRA)
L 6-3, 7-5
Did not advance 5
Mixed doubles N/A   G. Jones/Sands (USA)
W 6-1, 7-5
  Cooper/R. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-2, 6-4
Did not advance  
  M. Jones (USA)/  L. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-1, 7-5
Did not advance 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-02.