Archery at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Archery
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Archery pictogram.svg
Venue Bois de Vincennes
Dates15 July – 14 August
No. of events7 (7 men, 0 women)
Competitors153 from 3 nations
1904  

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, seven of the archery events that took place in Paris, France, are considered to be "Olympic" by Olympic historians, with 153 archers competing in them. The identities of 17 of those archers are known, though a number of those are known only by their surnames. It was the first time that archery was featured in the Olympics. All seven events were for men. Only France, Belgium, and the Netherlands sent archers. Six Dutch archers competed; none qualified for any of the individual event finals.

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The IOC has never decided which events were "Olympic" and which were not. [1] The events included here exclude many of the archery events held in France in 1900 connected to the World's Fair. Those events, if included, would put the number of archers over 5,000. They are excluded typically because of their status as French national championships rather than international contests (even though international participants were invited) or because, as team events, they were essentially qualifiers for the final events.

The team events au berceau served as qualifying for the individual events. The top eight finishers in the team events au cordon doré were eligible to compete for the individual titles, while the top six finishers in the team events au chapelet were eligible to compete for the individual titles. Two immensely popular types of archery – short-range butt shooting in a covered gallery (au berceau) and popinjay (sur la perche) – were practiced mainly in France and Belgium. A case could be made that only one event took place au berceau, that of Championnat du Monde. This event was contested between the two best performing au berceau archers in the individual events, au cordon doré and au chapelet (Henri Hérouin and Hubert Van Innis). Thus, all the earlier events could be considered qualifying for that one final event. [2]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)35412
2Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)3216
Totals (2 nations)67518

Medal summary

Unknown competitor in the archery events Archery competitor at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris.jpg
Unknown competitor in the archery events
EventGoldSilverBronze
Au Cordon Doré
50 metres
details
Henri Hérouin
Flag of France.svg  France
Hubert Van Innis
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Émile Fisseux
Flag of France.svg  France
Au Cordon Doré
33 metres
details
Hubert Van Innis
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Victor Thibaud
Flag of France.svg  France
Charles Frédéric Petit
Flag of France.svg  France
Au Chapelet
50 metres
details
Eugène Mougin
Flag of France.svg  France
Henri Helle
Flag of France.svg  France
Émile Mercier
Flag of France.svg  France
Au Chapelet
33 metres
details
Hubert Van Innis
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Victor Thibaud
Flag of France.svg  France
Charles Frédéric Petit
Flag of France.svg  France
Sur la Perche à la Herse
details
Emmanuel Foulon
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Auguste Serrurier
Flag of France.svg  France

Emile Druart
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium

Not awarded
Sur la Perche à la Pyramide
details
Émile Grumiaux
Flag of France.svg  France
Auguste Serrurier
Flag of France.svg  France
Louis Glineux
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium

Participating nations

A total of 153 archers from 3 nations competed at the Paris Games:

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References

  1. Lennartz, Karl; Teutenberg, Walter (1995). Olympische Spiele 1900 in Paris. Kassel, Germany: Agon-Sportverlag. p. 147. ISBN   3-928562-20-7. In many works, it is read that the IOC later met to decide which events were Olympic and which were not. This is not correct and no decision has ever been made. No discussion of this item can be found in the account of any Session.
  2. "Archery at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2018. Archery expert Fred Lake ... commented on the 1900 archery events.