Archie Hahn

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameCharles Archibald "Archie"•Hahn
Used nameArchie•Hahn
Nick/petnamesThe Milwaukee Meteor
Born14 September 1880 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin (USA)
Died21 January 1955 in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA)
Measurements167 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsMichigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA) / Milwaukee AC, Milwaukee (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG IG
Gold 3 1
Silver 0 0
Bronze 0 0
Total 3 1


In 1904, Archie Hahn of the University of Michigan became the first man to win both the 100 m and 200 m at the Olympic Games, and he won the 60 m, an event which has not been held in the Olympics since. By winning the 100 m at Athens he became the first man to successfully defend the 100 m title. Hahn took both sprints at the U.S. and Canadian championships in 1903 and he again won the AAU 220y in 1905. His time of 21.6 in winning the 1904 Olympic 200 m was a new world record and was not bettered at the Olympics until 1932, although it must be noted that the 1904 race was run on a straight course. Archie Hahn later became a track coach, first at Princeton and then at the University of Virginia. He wrote one of the first definitive books on sprinting.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.8 (1901); 100 - 11.0 (1904); 200 – 21.5y (1903).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Archie Hahn
60 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics USA Archie Hahn
100 metres, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold