Croquet at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Competitors10 from 1 nation
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The 1900 Olympic croquet tournament

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, three croquet events were contested. Seven men and three women participated. The doubles competition was scheduled first, though it is unclear whether the French pair that won had any competition. The one-ball singles was played the next week, followed by two-ball singles the week after. France, which supplied all 10 competitors, therefore won all the medals.

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This was the only Olympiad where croquet was part of the official programme, though there was the variant called roque at the 1904 Summer Olympics. [1] All events which were restricted to amateurs, open to all nations, open to all competitors, and without handicapping, are now regarded as Olympic events (except for ballooning). [2] :1213 Although croquet satisfied three criteria, it had been thought to have an entrant from Belgium, Marcel Haëntjens, [2] :27 (Haëntjens is a Flemish name) and thus have been an international competition. Haëntjens is now known to have been from France, [3] as were the other croquet players.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)3227
Totals (1 nations)3227

Medal summary

EventGoldSilverBronze
Singles, one ball Flag of France.svg  Gaston Aumoitte  (FRA)Flag of France.svg  Georges Johin  (FRA)Flag of France.svg  Chrétien Waydelich  (FRA)
Singles, two balls Flag of France.svg  Chrétien Waydelich  (FRA)Flag of France.svg  Maurice Vignerot  (FRA)Flag of France.svg  Jacques Sautereau  (FRA)
Doubles Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Gaston Aumoitte
Georges Johin
Not knownNot known

Participating nations

A total of 10 players from 1 nation competed at the Paris Games:

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References

  1. "Paris 1900 Croquet Results". Olympics.com. Retrieved 2021-08-03.
  2. 1 2 Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN   978-0-7864-4064-1.
  3. "Marcel Haëntjens". Olympedia. Retrieved 24 December 2020.