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1920 Olympic Games Antwerpen, Belgium - Men's 3000 m steeple

 

 

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 18, 1920  
Date Finished: August 20, 1920  
(Competitors: 16; Countries: 6; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Overview by IAAF   Olympisch-Stadion-Antwerp.png 
Devaney (10:23.0), Flynn (10:36.0) and Hodge (10:17.4) were the heat winners. The final was run at 9:00, and Ambrosini was the initial leader. Hodge took over in the second lap, and ran away from the field to lead by 100y by halfway. Flynn broke away from the pack in the penultimate lap, and was a clear second, with the deficit reported as anything from 75y to almost 100m behind Hodge.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In 1920, the steeplechase was still not always contested at major meets. It had not been run at the 1919 Inter-Allied Championships. The race was run on the grass just inside the cinder track. Ernesto Ambrosini led the first lap, but Percy Hodge then took over and ruined any suspense. He quickly had a 100-metre lead and won by approximately the same margin. Hodge had been AAA champion in 1919 and 1920 and would defend that title in 1921.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 9:49.8(*) Sweden Jonas Ternström Malmö (SWE) July 4, 1914
Olympic Record 10:47.8(**) United Kingdom Arthur Russell London (GBR) July 22, 1908

(*) unofficial

(**) Race held over 3200 metres. Equivalent time for 3000 metres was 10:08.0 minutes.

Michael Devaney won the first ever Olympic 3000 metre steeplechase race in 10:23.0. In the third heat Percy Hodge set a new record with 10:17.4. In the final Percy Hodge set the new Olympic record with 10:00.4 minutes.

 
        Results          
 
 
3000 m steeple Men     Final 20 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 10.00.4     Percy Hodge Great Britain GBR 29 OR  
2 10.21.1     Pat Flynn United States USA 25   10.21.1est / 100 m. bh1
3 10.32.0     Ernesto Ambrosini Italy ITA 25   10.32.0est / 50 m. bh2
4 10.32.1     Gustaf Mattsson Sweden SWE 26   10.32.1est / chest bh3
5 10.34.3     Mike Devaney United States USA 28   10.34.3est / 10 m. bh4
6 10.37.7     Albert Hulsebosch United States USA 23   10.37.7est / 15 m. bh5
7 10.42.2     Lars Hedwall Sweden SWE 23   10.42.2est / 20 m. bh6
8 10.50.3     Ray Watson United States USA 21   10.50.3est / 35 m. bh7
3000 m steeple Men     Round One Heat One 18 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 10.23.0   Q Mike Devaney United States USA 28 OR  
2 10.33.6   Q Ernesto Ambrosini Italy ITA 25   10.33.6est / 50 m. bh1
3 11.07.5   Q Olavi Rissanen Finland FIN 27   11.07.5est / 150 m. bh2
4       Edmond Brossard France FRA 19    
3000 m steeple Men     Round One Heat Two 18 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 10.36.0   Q Pat Flynn United States USA 25    
2 10.43.5   Q Lars Hedwall Sweden SWE 23   10.43.5est / 35 m. bh1
3 10.49.0   Q Ray Watson United States USA 21   10.49.0est / 25 m. bh2
4 11.11.9     Robert Geyer France FRA     11.11.9est / 100 m. bh3
3000 m steeple Men     Round One Heat Three 18 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 10.17.4   Q Percy Hodge Great Britain GBR 29 OR  
2 10.22.6   Q Gustaf Mattsson Sweden SWE 26   10.22.6est / 25 m. bh1
3 10.26.8   Q Albert Hulsebosch United States USA 23   10.26.8est / 20 m. bh2
4 10.32.2     Ilmari Vesamaa Finland FIN 26   10.32.2est / 25 m. bh3
5 10.39.8     Frédéric Langrenay France FRA 20   10.39.8est / 35 m. bh4
6 10.44.3     Georges Guillon France FRA 18   10.44.3est / 20 m. bh5
AC DNF     Carlo Martinenghi Italy ITA      
AC DNF     Josef Holsner Sweden SWE 26    
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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