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1900 Olympic Games Paris, France - Men's 100 m

 

 

Host City: Paris, France Format: Winners in each heat advanced to the final. Second and third in each heat advanced to the repêchage heat.
Date Started: July 14, 1900 Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 14, 1900
(Competitors: 20; Countries: 9; Finalists: 4)
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Overview by IAAF velodrome_de_vincennes.png 
Six heats saw five wins of 11.4 plus Jarvis winning heat 3 in 10.8. This time was emulated by Tewksbury in round 2, with the other heats won by Duffey (11.0) and Jarvis (11.2). Rowley qualified by winning a repechage heat in 11.0 by inches from Indian-born Norman Pritchard, who was representing Great Britain. Duffey, the finest sprinter of his era, was leading the final by a metre on the undulating grass surface when he fell to the ground at the halfway point, crippled by a pulled tendon. All three rounds (four for Rowley) were run on the same day, and the crowd totalled no more than 1000
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The heavy favorite in this race was Arthur Duffey, who the week before in London, had won the first of four consecutive AAA titles at 100 yards. His heat times were not remarkable but he was unpressed in both rounds. Frank Jarvis and Walter Tewksbury, however, both posted a new world record of 10.8 in winning their heats.
In the heats of this event, the French starter Meier, proved incompetent and was soon replaced by the well-known British starter George F. Sandford. The start of the final was described as very even, but at the halfway mark, Duffey had opened up a lead of a metre. Suddenly he fell to the track, having pulled a muscle badly. The others finished close together, about one yard separating the three finishers, but Frank Jarvis took the title in 11.0 seconds.
Duffey was the greatest sprinter since Bernie Wefers. In 1902, he ran 100 yards in 9.6 seconds and he won several IC4A, AAU, and AAA championships, but his name is not to be found in the record books. In 1905, he was declared a professional by AAU president James Sullivan, and Sullivan ordered all Duffey’s marks expunged from the records. Duffey’s crime, according to Charles Paddock, was that he chose to wear running shoes made by an English company, and not by the New York company with which Sullivan was affiliated.
 
Results
Arthur Duffey in the first heat of the first round and Walter Tewksbury in the second heat of the first round set new Olympic records with 11.4 seconds. In the third heat of the first round Frank Jarvis equalled the unofficial world record with 10.8 seconds. In the second semifinal Tewksbury also equalled the world record with 10.8 seconds.
100 m Men Final 14 July
Duffey got away to an early lead, but pulled a tendon at the 50 meter mark. Jarvis beat Tewksbury by two feet, with Rowley half a yard behind.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.0 Frank Jarvis United States USA 21
2 2 ft bh Walter Tewksbury United States USA 24
3 ½+ yd bh2 Stan Rowley Australia AUS 23
AC DNF Arthur Duffey United States USA 20
100 m Men Semi-Finals Heat One 14 July
Duffey dropped almost half a second from his preliminary heat time to beat Rowley by five feet. Burroughs again defeated Boardman, eliminating Boardman from competition while remaining in contention in the repechage.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.0 Q Arthur Duffey United States USA 20
2 5 ft bh Q Stan Rowley Australia AUS 23
3 Q Charles Burroughs United States USA 23
4 Dixon Boardman United States USA 20
100 m Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 14 July
Tewksbury equalled the world record, the second runner to accomplish that at the Paris Games, with Leiblee six inches behind him. There is some question as to whether Dörry started the race, but he did not finish it.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 10.8 Q Walter Tewksbury United States USA 24 (=)WR
2 ½ ft bh Q Clark Leiblee United States USA 22
3 Q Fred Moloney United States USA 17
AC DNF Kurt Doerry Germany GER 25
100 m Men Semi-Finals Heat Three 14 July
Jarvis won by a yard, McClain and Pritchard were relegated to the repechage, and Minahan was eliminated.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.2 Q Frank Jarvis United States USA 21
2 1 yd bh Q Thaddeus McClain United States USA 23
3 Q Norman Pritchard India IND 24
4 Edmund Minahan United States USA 17
100 m Men Semi-Finals Repêchage Heat 14 July
The repechage was a very close race, with Rowley defeating Pritchard by two inches. Rowley advanced to the final while Pritchard and the four Americans were eliminated.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.0 Q Stan Rowley Australia AUS 23
2 inches bh Norman Pritchard India IND 24
3 Clark Leiblee United States USA 22
AC Charles Burroughs United States USA 23
AC Fred Moloney United States USA 17
AC Thaddeus McClain United States USA 23
100 m Men Round One Heat One 14 July
Duffey was a metre ahead of Moloney at the finish.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.4 Q Arthur Duffey United States USA 20 OR
2 1 yd bh Q Fred Moloney United States USA 17
3 Václav Nový Bohemia BOH
100 m Men Round One Heat Two 14 July
Tewksbury won this heat by six inches
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.4 Q Walter Tewksbury United States USA 24 (=)OR
2 ½ ft bh Q Thaddeus McClain United States USA 23
3 Pál Koppán Hungary HUN 21
100 m Men Round One Heat Three 14 July
The fastest of the preliminary heats featured two of the eventual medallists; Jarvis won by a metre and equalled the world record.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 10.8 Q Frank Jarvis United States USA 21 (=)WR
2 1 m bh Q Stan Rowley Australia AUS 23
3 Umberto Colombo Italy ITA
4 Julius Keyl Germany GER 22
100 m Men Round One Heat Four 14 July
Leiblee won this heat by half a yard.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.4 Q Clark Leiblee United States USA 22
2 1 yd bh Q Kurt Doerry Germany GER 25
3 Johannes Gandil Denmark DEN 26
100 m Men Round One Heat Five 14 July
The fifth heat was the only one that was not won by an American runner; Pritchard beat Minahan by half a yard.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.4 Q Norman Pritchard India IND 24
2 ½ yd bh Q Edmund Minahan United States USA 17
3 Ernő Schubert Hungary HUN 18
4 Isaac Westergren Sweden SWE 24
100 m Men Round One Heat Six 14 July
In an all-American heat, Burroughs defeated Boardman by about a metre, with Slack in third to become the only American runner to be eliminated in the first round.
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 11.4 Q Charles Burroughs United States USA 23
2 1 yd bh Q Dixon Boardman United States USA 20
3 Henry Slack United States USA 23

 

 

 

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