Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
DatesSeptember 3
Competitors11 from 3 nations
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Archie Hahn US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg Nathaniel Cartmell US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg William Hogenson US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
  1900
(1906) 1908  

The men's 100 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. 11 athletes from 3 nations participated. The competition was held on September 3, 1904. The event was won by Archie Hahn of the United States, completing his sprint trifecta (having already won the 60 metres and 200 metres) and marking the third straight gold medal in the event by an American. Hahn would later repeat his win in the now-unofficial 1906 Intercalated Games. [1] The United States swept the medals.

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Background

This was the third time the event was held. None of the previous runners competed in 1904. American Archie Hahn, had won the 1903 U.S. and Canadian championships; he had also taken the 60 metres and 200 metres titles earlier in the 1904 Olympics. He was heavily favored. [1]

The 1904 competition was one of only two Olympic Games (along with 1900) where the men's 100 metres was not the shortest sprint, with the 60 metres being held in those two years.

Canada was represented in the event for the first time. Hungary was the only other country, aside from the host, to send a runner; this made the United States and Hungary the only two nations to have appeared at each of the first three Olympic men's 100 metres events.

Competition format

With fewer entrants than in 1900, the event was reduced from four rounds to two: heats and a final. The top two runners in each heat advanced to the final.

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record10.8(*) Flag of the United States.svg Luther Cary Paris (FRA)July 4, 1891
10.8(*) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cecil Lee Brussels (BEL)September 25, 1892
10.8(*) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Etienne De Re Brussels (BEL)August 4, 1893
10.8(*) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg L. Atcherley Frankfurt/Main (GER)April 13, 1895
10.8(*) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry Beaton Rotterdam (NED)August 28, 1895
10.8(*) Flag of Sweden.svg Harald Anderson-Arbin Helsingborg (SWE)August 9, 1896
10.8(*) Flag of Sweden.svg Isaac Westergren Gävle (SWE)September 11, 1898
10.8(*) Flag of Sweden.svg Isaac Westergren Gävle (SWE)September 10, 1899
10.8(*) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Jarvis Paris (FRA)July 14, 1900
10.8(*) Flag of the United States.svg Walter Tewksbury Paris (FRA)July 14, 1900
10.8(*) Flag of Sweden.svg Carl Ljung Stockholm (SWE)September 23, 1900
10.8(*) Flag of the United States.svg Walter Tewksbury Philadelphia (USA)October 6, 1900
10.8(*) Flag of France.svg André Passat Bordeaux (FRA)June 14, 1903
10.8(*) Flag of Switzerland.svg Louis Kuhn Bordeaux (FRA)June 14, 1903
10.8(*) Flag of Denmark.svg Harald Grønfeldt Aarhus (DEN)July 5, 1903
10.8(*) Flag of Sweden.svg Eric Frick Jönköping (SWE)August 9, 1903
Olympic Record10.8 Flag of the United States.svg Frank Jarvis Paris (FRA)July 14, 1900
10.8 Flag of the United States.svg Walter Tewksbury Paris (FRA)July 14, 1900

(*) unofficial

Results

Heats

The top two finishers in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Archie Hahn US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 11.4 Q
2 Lawson Robertson US flag 45 stars.svg  United States Q
3 Béla Mező Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg  Hungary

Heat 2

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 William Hogenson US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 11.6 Q
2 Frederick Heckwolf US flag 45 stars.svg  United States Q
3 Robert Kerr Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada
4 Myer Prinstein US flag 45 stars.svg  United States

Heat 3

RankAthleteNationTimeNotes
1 Nathaniel Cartmell US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 11.4 Q
2 Fay Moulton US flag 45 stars.svg  United States Q
3 Clyde Blair US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
4 Frank Castleman US flag 45 stars.svg  United States

Final

RankAthleteNationTime
Gold medal icon.svg Archie Hahn US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 11.0
Silver medal icon.svg Nathaniel Cartmell US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 11.2
Bronze medal icon.svg William Hogenson US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 11.2
4 Fay Moulton US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
5 Frederick Heckwolf US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
6 Lawson Robertson US flag 45 stars.svg  United States

Sources

  1. 1 2 "100 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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