Chile at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chile.svg
IOC codeCHI
NOCChilean Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coch.cl (in Spanish)
in Amsterdam
Competitors38 in 6 sports
Flag bearerManuel Plaza
Medals
Ranked 30th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Chile competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 38 competitors took part in 22 events in 6 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Manuel Plaza Athletics Men's Marathon August 5

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics

8 athletes, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 5th appearance in the sport, in which Chile had competed each time the nation appeared at the Games. Chile won its first Olympic medal—in any sport—when Manuel Plaza took silver in the men's marathon.

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Óscar Alvarado Men's 100 metres Unknown 4 Did not advance
Rodolfo Wagner Unknown 3 Did not advance
Alejandro Hannig Men's 200 metres Unknown 5 Did not advance
Alejandro Hannig Men's 400 metres Unknown 5 Did not advance
José Vicente Salinas Unknown 3 Did not advance
Alfredo Ugarte Men's 110 metres hurdles Unknown 3 Did not advance
Manuel Plaza Men's marathon 2:33:23 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Óscar Alvarado Men's long jump 6.51 8 Did not advance
Héctor Benaprés Men's discus throw 38.18 8 Did not advance
Ricardo Bayer Men's hammer throw 46.23 5 Did not advance

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

4 boxers, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport. Díaz matched Chile's best ever finish in boxing, reaching the quarterfinals.

Boxer Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
José Turra Men's flyweight  Nikolaos Felix (GRE)
L points
Did not advance 17
Osvaldo Sánchez Men's bantamweight  Stefan Glon (POL)
W points
 John Daley (USA)
L points
Did not advance 9
Jorge Díaz Men's lightweight  William O'Shea (IRL)
W points
 Georges Carcagne (FRA)
W points
 Gunnar Berggren (SWE)
L points
Did not advance 5
Sergio Ojeda Men's light heavyweight  Víctor Avendaño (ARG)
L points
Did not advance 9

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Five cyclists (all in track), all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport.

Track cycling

Time trial
Cyclist Event Time Rank
Edmond Maillard Men's time trial 1:20.1 14
Match races
Cyclist Event 1st Round Repechage 1 Repechage Final Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jorge Gamboa Men's team pursuit Unknown 2 Did not advance
Edmond Maillard
Carlos Rocuant
Alejandro Vidal
Francisco Juillet Men's sprint Unknown 3 R Unknown 2 Did not advance

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Six fencers, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tomás Goyoaga Men's épée 3 wins 8 Did not advance
Tomás Goyoaga Men's foil 1 win 7 Did not advance
Abelardo Castro Men's sabre Bye 1 win 8 Did not advance
Efrain Díaz 2 wins 5 Did not advance
Tomás Goyoaga 2 wins 5 Did not advance
Abelardo Castro Men's team sabre 0–2 3 Did not advance
Efrain Díaz
Jorge Garretón
Tomás Goyoaga
Oscar Novoa
Nemoroso Riquelme

Football

Main article: Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics

;Summary

Team Event Prelim. Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chile men's Men's tournament  Portugal
L 4–2
Did not advance 17
Men's tournament

Chile competed in men's football for the first time in 1928. The team lost its first match against Portugal, 4–2, and were eliminated from the single-elimination tournament. Chile also played in a consolation tournament, defeating Mexico before playing the Netherlands to a full-time draw. After a coin toss the Netherlands were declared winners and were handed the trophy which had been on offer (by the NVB), but gave it to Chile to take home as a 'memento' of the Netherlands, the Olympic Games and their Dutch football friends.[2]

Team roster

Head coach: England Frank Powell

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
- 4FW Oscar Alfaro Saavedra Chile San Luis Quillota
- 4FW Manuel Bravo Paredes (1897-02-17)17 February 1897 (aged 31) Chile Santiago Wanderers
- 4FW Alejandro Carbonell Chile Valparaíso Ferroviarios
- 2DF Ernesto Chaparro (1901-01-04)4 January 1901 (aged 27) Chile Colo-Colo
- 3MF Humberto Contreras Canales Chile Unión Española
- 1GK Roberto Cortés (1905-02-02)2 February 1905 (aged 23) Chile Colo-Colo
- 4FW José Arias Chile The Comercial, city Talcahuano
- 1GK Juan Ibacache Pizarro Chile Carioca FC Valparaíso
- 2DF Jorge Linford Chile Colo-Colo
- 2DF Víctor Morales Sálas (1905-05-10)10 May 1905 (aged 23) Chile Colo-Colo
- 4FW José Miguel Olguin Chile Colo-Colo
- 3MF Germán Reyes Opazo Chile Colo-Colo
- 2DF Guillermo Riveros (1902-02-10)10 February 1902 (aged 26) Chile La Cruz FC city Quillota
- 3MF Guillermo Saavedra Tapia (1903-11-05)5 November 1903 (aged 24) Chile Colo-Colo
- 4FW Carlos Schneeberger (1902-06-21)21 June 1902 (aged 25) Chile Colo-Colo
- 4FW Guillermo Subiabre (1903-02-25)25 February 1903 (aged 25) Chile Colo-Colo
- 3MF Arturo Torres (1906-10-20)20 October 1906 (aged 21) Chile Everton de Viña del Mar
- 3MF Francisco Arellano Chile
Preliminary round
Portugal 4–2 Chile
Vítor Silva 38'
Pepe 40', 50'
Mota 63'
Report Saavedra 14'
Carbonell 30'
Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 2,309
Referee: Youssuf Mohamed (EGY)
Consolation tournament, First round
Chile 3–1 Mexico
Subiabre 24', 48', 89' Report Sota 15'
Monnikenhuize, Arnhem
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Johannes Mutters (Netherlands)
Consolation tournament, Final
Netherlands 2–2 (a.e.t.) Chile
Ghering 59'
Smeets 66'
Report Bravo 55'
Alfaro 89'
Stadion Spangen, Rotterdam
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Guillermo Comorera (Spain)

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics

4 swimmers, all men, represented Chile in 1928. It was the nation's debut appearance in the sport.

Swimmer Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mario Astaburuaga Men's 100 m freestyle unknown 4 Did not advance
Hernán Schüler unknown 5 Did not advance
Faelo Zúñiga unknown 4 Did not advance
Hernán Téllez Men's 400 m freestyle unknown 5 Did not advance

References

  1. ^ "Chile at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  2. ^ "IX. Olympiad Amsterdam 1928 Football Tournament". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.