United States at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1900 Summer Olympics
US flag 45 stars.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 code USA
NOC United 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

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

Contents

Medalists

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

Results by event

Athletics

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
AthleteEventHeatSemifinalRepechageFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
William Holland Men's 60 metres Unknown3N/ADid not advance
Alvin Kraenzlein 7.01 Q7.0Gold medal icon.svg
Edmund Minahan Unknown2 Q7.24
Walter Tewksbury 7.21 Q7.1Silver medal icon.svg
Dixon Boardman Men's 100 metres Unknown2 QUnknown4Did not advance
Charles Burroughs 11.41 QUnknown3 RUnknown4–6Did not advance
Arthur Duffey 11.41 Q11.01 QByeDNF4
Frank Jarvis 10.81 Q11.21 QBye11.0Gold medal icon.svg
Clark Leiblee 11.41 QUnknown2 RUnknown3Did not advance
Thaddeus McClain Unknown2 QUnknown2 RUnknown4–6Did not advance
Edmund Minahan Unknown2 QUnknown4Did not advance
Frederick Moloney Unknown2 QUnknown3 RUnknown4–6Did not advance
Henry Slack Unknown3Did not advance
Walter Tewksbury 11.41 Q10.81 QBye11.1 secondsSilver medal icon.svg
William Holland Men's 200 metres 24.01 QN/A22.94
Walter Tewksbury Unknown2 Q22.2Gold medal icon.svg
Dixon Boardman Men's 400 metres 51.21 QN/ADNS
Walter Drumheller Unknown5Did not advance
William Holland Unknown2 Q49.6Silver medal icon.svg
Harry Lee Unknown2 QDNS
Maxie Long 50.41 Q49.4Gold medal icon.svg
Harvey Lord Unknown3Did not advance
William Moloney 51.01 QDNS
Henry Slack Unknown3Did not advance
John Bray Men's 800 metres Unknown2 QN/AUnknown6
Edward Bushnell Unknown4–6Did not advance
John Cregan 2:03.01 Q2:03.0Silver medal icon.svg
Walter Drumheller Unknown6–7Did not advance
Alexander Grant Unknown6Did not advance
David Hall 1:59.01 QUnknownBronze medal icon.svg
Howard Hayes Unknown3Did not advance
Harvey Lord Unknown3Did not advance
Edward Mechling Unknown4–5Did not advance
Justus Scrafford Unknown3Did not advance
Harrison Smith Unknown4–6Did not advance
John Bray Men's 1500 metres N/A4:07.2Bronze medal icon.svg
David Hall Unknown4
Alvin Kraenzlein 110 metres hurdles 15.61 QN/ABye15.4Gold medal icon.svg
William Lewis Unknown3 RUnknown2Did not advance
John McLean Unknown3 R17.01 Q15.5Silver medal icon.svg
Frederick Moloney Unknown2 R17.01 Q15.6Bronze medal icon.svg
William Remington Unknown2 RUnknown2Did not advance
Alvin Kraenzlein Men's 200 metres hurdles 27.01 QN/A25.4Gold medal icon.svg
William Lewis Unknown5Did not advance
Frederick Moloney Unknown3Did not advance
Thaddeus McClain Unknown3Did not advance
William Remington Unknown4Did not advance
Walter Tewksbury Unknown2 QUnknownBronze medal icon.svg
William Lewis 400 metres hurdles Unknown2 QN/ADNS
Walter Tewksbury 1:01.01 Q57.6Gold medal icon.svg
Arthur L. Newton Men's 2500 metres steeplechase N/AUnknown4
Alexander Grant 4000 metres steeplechase N/ADNF
Thaddeus McClain DNF
Dick Grant Men's marathon N/AUnknown6–7
Arthur L. Newton Unknown5
Field events
AthleteEventQualifierFinal
ResultRankResultRank
Alvin Kraenzlein Men's long jump 6.9302 Q7.185Gold medal icon.svg
Thaddeus McClain 6.4357Did not advance
John McLean 6.6556Did not advance
Meyer Prinstein 7.1751 Q7.175Silver medal icon.svg
William Remington 6.7254 Q6.8254
James Connolly Men's triple jump N/A13.97Silver medal icon.svg
Daniel Horton Unknown7–13
Frank Jarvis Unknown7–13
John McLean Unknown7–13
Meyer Prinstein 14.47Gold medal icon.svg
Lewis Sheldon 13.64Bronze medal icon.svg
Irving Baxter Men's high jump N/A1.90Gold medal icon.svg
Irving Baxter Men's pole vault N/A3.30Gold medal icon.svg
Meredith Colket 3.25Silver medal icon.svg
Irving Baxter Men's standing long jump N/A3.135Silver medal icon.svg
Ray Ewry 3.300Gold medal icon.svg
Lewis Sheldon 3.0204
Irving Baxter Men's standing triple jump N/A9.95Silver medal icon.svg
Ray Ewry 10.58Gold medal icon.svg
Robert Garrett 9.50Bronze medal icon.svg
Daniel Horton Unknown5–10
Frank Jarvis Unknown5–10
John McLean Unknown5–10
Lewis Sheldon 9.454
Ray Ewry Men's standing high jump N/A1.655Gold medal icon.svg
Irving Baxter 1.525Silver medal icon.svg
Lewis Sheldon 1.500Bronze medal icon.svg
Robert Garrett Men's shot put 12.373 Q12.37Bronze medal icon.svg
Truxtun Hare 10.928Did not advance
Josiah McCracken 12.852 Q12.85Silver medal icon.svg
Richard Sheldon 13.801 Q14.10Gold medal icon.svg
John Flanagan Men's discus throw 33.007Did not advance
Robert Garrett No markDid not advance
Truxtun Hare No markDid not advance
Josiah McCracken 32.0010Did not advance
Richard Sheldon 34.103 Q34.60Bronze medal icon.svg
John Flanagan Men's hammer throw N/A51.01Gold medal icon.svg
Truxtun Hare 46.25Silver medal icon.svg
Josiah McCracken 43.58Bronze medal icon.svg

Cycling

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.

Track

CyclistEventRound 1QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
John Henry Lake Men's sprint 1:35.81 Q2:02.01 Q2:09.61 QUnknownBronze medal icon.svg
John Henry Lake Men's 25 kilometres N/ADNF

Fencing

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

FencerEventRound 1QuarterfinalsRepechageSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
F. Weill Men's foil Not advancedDid not advance
Ivan, Viscount d'Oyley Men's épée Unknown3–6Did not advanceN/ADid not advance
Otto Bruno Schoenfeld Men's masters sabre Unknown5–8N/ADid not advance

Golf

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.

GolferEventScoreRank
Albert Lambert Men's individual 1898
Arthur Lord 2219
Charles Sands 167Gold medal icon.svg
Frederick Taylor 1824
Margaret Ives Abbott Women's individual 47Gold medal icon.svg
Mary Abbott 657
Daria Pratt 53Bronze medal icon.svg
Ellen Ridgway 575
Pauline Whittier 49Silver medal icon.svg

Polo

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.

TeamEventQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinalRank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
BLO Polo Club Rugby
Men's polo ByeFlag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg  Mexico
W 8–0
Olympic flag.svg  Foxhunters  (ZZX)
L 3–1
Silver medal icon.svg
Foxhunters Hurlingham
Flag of France.svg  Compiègne  (FRA)
W 10–0
Olympic flag.svg  Bagatelle  (ZZX)
W 6–4
Olympic flag.svg  Rugby  (ZZX)
W 3-1
Gold medal icon.svg

Rowing

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

BoatEventRound 1SemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRank
Vesper Boat Club
Men's eight N/A5:15.41 Q6:07.8Gold medal icon.svg

Sailing

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. Harry Van Bergen won a bronze medal by himself in the 20+ ton class.

SailorsEventTimeRank
3–10 ton class
race 1
Unknown7
3–10 ton class
race 2
4:38:49Bronze medal icon.svg
Harry Van Bergen 20+ ton class 5:32:52Bronze medal icon.svg
H. MacHenry Open class DNF
UnknownDNF

Swimming

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

SwimmerEventSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRank
Fred Hendschel Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:42.03Did not advance
Fred Hendschel Men's 200 metre obstacle event 3:45.24Did not advance

Tennis

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.

PlayerEventRound of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinalRank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Basil Spalding de Garmendia Men's singles US flag 45 stars.svg  Voigt  (USA)
W 6-1, 6-3
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  L. Doherty  (GBR)
L 6-2, 8-6
Did not advance5
Charles Sands Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mahony  (GBR)
L 6-2, 6-3
Did not advance8
Charles Voigt US flag 45 stars.svg  de Garmendia  (USA)
L 6-1, 6-3
Did not advance8
Georgina Jones Women's singles N/AFlag of France.svg  H. Prévost  (FRA)
L 6-0, 6-1
Did not advance5
Marion Jones ByeFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Cooper  (GBR)
L 6-2, 7-5
Did not advanceBronze medal icon.svg
Men's doubles N/AUS flag 45 stars.svg  Sands  (USA)/Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Warden  (GBR)
W 6-3, 7-5
Flag of France.svg  de la Chapelle / A. Prévost  (FRA)
W 6-2, 6-4
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  L. Doherty / R. Doherty  (GBR)
L 6-1, 6-1, 6-0
Silver medal icon.svg
US flag 45 stars.svg  de Garmendia  (USA)/Flag of France.svg  Décugis  (FRA)
L 6-3, 7-5
Did not advance5
Mixed doubles N/AUS flag 45 stars.svg  G. Jones / Sands  (USA)
W 6-1, 7-5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Cooper / R. Doherty  (GBR)
L 6-2, 6-4
Did not advanceBronze medal icon.svg
US flag 45 stars.svg  M. Jones  (USA)/Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  L. Doherty  (GBR)
L 6-1, 7-5
Did not advance5

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