United States at the
1900 Summer Olympics
US flag 45 stars.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Paris
Competitors75 in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
19
Silver
14
Bronze
15
Total
48
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

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

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Margaret Ives Abbott Golf women's 9 holes
 Gold Irving Baxter Athletics high jump
 Gold Irving Baxter Athletics pole vault
 Gold Ray Ewry Athletics standing long jump
 Gold Ray Ewry Athletics standing triple jump
 Gold Ray Ewry Athletics standing high jump
 Gold John Flanagan Athletics hammer throw
 Gold Frank Jarvis Athletics 100 metres
 Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics 60 metres
 Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics 110 metre hurdles
 Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics 200 metre hurdles
 Gold Alvin Kraenzlein Athletics long jump
 Gold Maxie Long Athletics 400 metres
 Gold Meyer Prinstein Athletics triple jump
 Gold Charles Sands Golf men's 36 holes
 Gold Richard Sheldon Athletics shot put
 Gold Walter Tewksbury Athletics 200 metres
 Gold Walter Tewksbury Athletics 400 metre hurdles
 Gold William Carr Rowing coxed eights
 Silver Irving Baxter Athletics standing long jump
 Silver Irving Baxter Athletics standing triple jump
 Silver Irving Baxter Athletics standing high jump
 Silver Meredith Colket Athletics pole vault
 Silver James Connolly Athletics triple jump
 Silver John Cregan Athletics 800 metres
 Silver Truxtun Hare Athletics hammer throw
 Silver William Holland Athletics 400 metres
 Silver Josiah McCracken Athletics shot put
 Silver John McLean Athletics 110 metre hurdles
 Silver Myer Prinstein Athletics long jump
 Silver Walter Tewksbury Athletics 60 metres
 Silver Walter Tewksbury Athletics 100 metres
 Silver Pauline Whittier Golf women's 9 holes
 Bronze John Bray Athletics 1500 metres
 Bronze Robert Garrett Athletics shot put
 Bronze Robert Garrett Athletics standing triple jump
 Bronze David Hall Athletics 800 metres
 Bronze Marion Jones Tennis women's singles
 Bronze H. MacHenry Sailing 3 to 10 ton race 2
 Bronze Josiah McCracken Athletics hammer throw
 Bronze John Lake Cycling 2000 metre sprint
 Bronze Fred Moloney Athletics 110 metre hurdles
 Bronze Daria Pratt Golf women's 9 holes
 Bronze Lewis Sheldon Athletics triple jump
 Bronze Lewis Sheldon Athletics standing high jump
 Bronze Richard Sheldon Athletics discus throw
 Bronze Walter Tewksbury Athletics 200 metre hurdles
 Bronze Harry Van Bergen Sailing 20+ ton class

Results by event

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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. Most of the American team did not compete at the events scheduled for Sundays.[2]

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
William Holland Men's 60 metres Unknown 3 Did not advance
Alvin Kraenzlein 7.0 1 Q 7.0 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Edmund Minahan Unknown 2 Q 7.2 4
Walter Tewksbury 7.2 1 Q 7.1 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Dixon Boardman Men's 100 metres Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Charles Burroughs 11.4 1 Q Unknown 3 R Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Arthur Duffey 11.4 1 Q 11.0 1 Q Bye DNF 4
Frank Jarvis 10.8 1 Q 11.2 1 Q Bye 11.0 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Clark Leiblee 11.4 1 Q Unknown 2 R Unknown 3 Did not advance
Thaddeus McClain Unknown 2 Q Unknown 2 R Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Edmund Minahan Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Frederick Moloney Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 R Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Henry Slack Unknown 3 Did not advance
Walter Tewksbury 11.4 1 Q 10.8 1 Q Bye 11.1 seconds 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
William Holland Men's 200 metres 24.0 1 Q 22.9 4
Walter Tewksbury Unknown 2 Q 22.2 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Dixon Boardman Men's 400 metres 51.2 1 Q DNS
Walter Drumheller Unknown 5 Did not advance
William Holland Unknown 2 Q 49.6 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Harry Lee Unknown 2 Q DNS
Maxie Long 50.4 1 Q 49.4 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Harvey Lord Unknown 3 Did not advance
William Moloney 51.0 1 Q DNS
Henry Slack Unknown 3 Did not advance
John Bray Men's 800 metres Unknown 2 Q Unknown 6
Edward Bushnell Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
John Cregan 2:03.0 1 Q 2:03.0 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Walter Drumheller Unknown 6–7 Did not advance
Alexander Grant Unknown 6 Did not advance
David Hall 1:59.0 1 Q Unknown 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Howard Hayes Unknown 3 Did not advance
Harvey Lord Unknown 3 Did not advance
Edward Mechling Unknown 4–5 Did not advance
Justus Scrafford Unknown 3 Did not advance
Harrison Smith Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
John Bray Men's 1500 metres 4:07.2 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
David Hall Unknown 4
Alvin Kraenzlein 110 metres hurdles 15.6 1 Q Bye 15.4 1st place, gold medalist(s)
William Lewis Unknown 3 R Unknown 2 Did not advance
John McLean Unknown 3 R 17.0 1 Q 15.5 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Frederick Moloney Unknown 2 R 17.0 1 Q 15.6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
William Remington Unknown 2 R Unknown 2 Did not advance
Alvin Kraenzlein Men's 200 metres hurdles 27.0 1 Q 25.4 1st place, gold medalist(s)
William Lewis Unknown 5 Did not advance
Frederick Moloney Unknown 3 Did not advance
Thaddeus McClain Unknown 3 Did not advance
William Remington Unknown 4 Did not advance
Walter Tewksbury Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
William Lewis 400 metres hurdles Unknown 2 Q DNS
Walter Tewksbury 1:01.0 1 Q 57.6 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Arthur L. Newton Men's 2500 metres steeplechase Unknown 4
Alexander Grant 4000 metres steeplechase DNF
Thaddeus McClain DNF
Dick Grant Men's marathon Unknown 6–7
Arthur L. Newton Unknown 5
Field events
Athlete Event Qualifier Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Alvin Kraenzlein Men's long jump 6.930 2 Q 7.185 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Thaddeus McClain 6.435 7 Did not advance
John McLean 6.655 6 Did not advance
Meyer Prinstein 7.175 1 Q 7.175 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
William Remington 6.725 4 Q 6.825 4
James Connolly Men's triple jump 13.97 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Daniel Horton Unknown 7–13
Frank Jarvis Unknown 7–13
John McLean Unknown 7–13
Meyer Prinstein 14.47 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Lewis Sheldon 13.64 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Irving Baxter Men's high jump 1.90 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Irving Baxter Men's pole vault 3.30 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Meredith Colket 3.25 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Irving Baxter Men's standing long jump 3.135 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Ray Ewry 3.300 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Lewis Sheldon 3.020 4
Irving Baxter Men's standing triple jump 9.95 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Ray Ewry 10.58 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Robert Garrett 9.50 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Daniel Horton Unknown 5–10
Frank Jarvis Unknown 5–10
John McLean Unknown 5–10
Lewis Sheldon 9.45 4
Ray Ewry Men's standing high jump 1.655 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Irving Baxter 1.525 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Lewis Sheldon 1.500 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Robert Garrett Men's shot put 12.37 3 Q 12.37 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Truxtun Hare 10.92 8 Did not advance
Josiah McCracken 12.85 2 Q 12.85 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Richard Sheldon 13.80 1 Q 14.10 1st place, gold medalist(s)
John Flanagan Men's discus throw 33.00 7 Did not advance
Robert Garrett No mark Did not advance
Truxtun Hare No mark Did not advance
Josiah McCracken 32.00 10 Did not advance
Richard Sheldon 34.10 3 Q 34.60 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
John Flanagan Men's hammer throw 51.01 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Truxtun Hare 46.25 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Josiah McCracken 43.58 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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

Cyclist Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
John Henry Lake Men's sprint 1:35.8 1 Q 2:02.0 1 Q 2:09.6 1 Q Unknown 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
John Henry Lake Men's 25 kilometres DNF

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
F. Weill Men's foil Not advanced Did not advance
Ivan, Viscount d'Oyley Men's épée Unknown 3–6 Did not advance Did not advance
Otto Bruno Schoenfeld Men's masters sabre Unknown 5–8 Did not advance

Golf

Main article: Golf at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.

Golfer Event Score Rank
Albert Lambert Men's individual 189 8
Arthur Lord 221 9
Charles Sands 167 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Frederick Taylor 182 4
Margaret Ives Abbott Women's individual 47 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Mary Abbott 65 7
Daria Pratt 53 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Ellen Ridgway 57 5
Pauline Whittier 49 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Polo

Main article: Polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.

Team Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
BLO Polo Club Rugby
Men's polo Bye  Mexico
W 8–0
 Foxhunters (ZZX)
L 3–1
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Foxhunters Hurlingham
 Compiègne (FRA)
W 10–0
 Bagatelle (ZZX)
W 6–4
 Rugby (ZZX)
W 3-1
1st place, gold medalist(s)

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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

Boat Event Round 1 Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Vesper Boat Club
Men's eight 5:15.4 1 Q 6:07.8 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.

Sailors Event Time Rank
3–10 ton class
race 1
Unknown 7
3–10 ton class
race 2
4:38:49 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Harry Van Bergen 20+ ton class 5:32:52 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
H. MacHenry Open class DNF
Unknown DNF

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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

Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Fred Hendschel Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:42.0 3 Did not advance
Fred Hendschel Men's 200 metre obstacle event 3:45.2 4 Did not advance

Tennis

Main article: Tennis at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.

Player Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Basil Spalding de Garmendia Men's singles  Voigt (USA)
W 6-1, 6-3
 L. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-2, 8-6
Did not advance 5
Charles Sands  Mahony (GBR)
L 6-2, 6-3
Did not advance 8
Charles Voigt  de Garmendia (USA)
L 6-1, 6-3
Did not advance 8
Georgina Jones Women's singles  H. Prévost (FRA)
L 6-0, 6-1
Did not advance 5
Marion Jones Bye  Cooper (GBR)
L 6-2, 7-5
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Men's doubles  Sands (USA)/ Warden (GBR)
W 6-3, 7-5
 de la Chapelle/A. Prévost (FRA)
W 6-2, 6-4
 L. Doherty/R. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-1, 6-1, 6-0
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
 de Garmendia (USA)/ Décugis (FRA)
L 6-3, 7-5
Did not advance 5
Mixed doubles  G. Jones/Sands (USA)
W 6-1, 7-5
 Cooper/R. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-2, 6-4
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
 M. Jones (USA)/ L. Doherty (GBR)
L 6-1, 7-5
Did not advance 5

References

  1. ^ "United States:1900 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
  2. ^ "2,500 metres Steeplechase, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 January 2021.