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Not held in other editions
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200 metres Obstacle Course, Men

Date11 – 12 August 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationSeine, Pont de Courbevoie – Pont d'Asnières, Paris
Participants12 from 5 countries
FormatThere were three obstacles. The competitors first had to climb over a pole, then climb over a row of boats, and then swim under another row of boats.

This was another unusual event, also held for the only time in Olympic history. There were three obstacles. The competitors first had to climb over a pole, then climb over a row of boats, and then swim under another row of boats. Fred Lane (AUS) won his second championship of the 1900 Olympic swimming events, although this was a close race between Lane and Austria’s Otto Wahle. Wahle was a well-known Austrian swim coach who later coached in the United States and also swam at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1Fred LaneAUS3:04.0 (1 h1)2:38.4 (1)Gold
2Otto WahleAUT2:56.0 (1 h2)2:40.0 (2)Silver
3Peter KempGBR3:12.0 (1 h3)2:47.4 (3)Bronze
4Karl RuberlAUT3:06.0 (2 h1)2:51.2 (4)
5Frederick StapletonGBR3:18.4 (3 h1)2:55.0 (5)
6William HenryGBR3:14.4 (2 h2)2:58.0 (6)
7Maurice HochepiedFRA3:16.2 (2 h3)2:58.0 (7)
8Jules VerbeckeFRA3:18.0 (3 h2)3:08.4 (8)
9Joseph BertrandFRA3:28.2 (3 h3)3:17.0 (9)
10Louis MarcFRA3:29.2 (4 h1)3:30.6 (10)
4 h2 r1/2Victor HochepiedFRA3:37.2 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/2Fred HendschelUSA3:45.2 (4 h3)
DNSBill BurgessGBR– (DNS h2)
DNSRené LéricheFRA– (DNS h3)
DNSCharles TreffelFRA– (DNS h2)
DNS BennettFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS BersetFRA– (DNS h2)
DNS BossardFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS CadetFRA– (DNS h1)
DNS GilleFRA– (DNS h1)
DNSV. KrethFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS LegoffFRA– (DNS h3)
DNS RoquesFRA– (DNS h3)
DNSRobert CrawshawGBR– (DNS h2)
DNSRob DerbyshireGBR– (DNS h3)
DNSAlbert CampbellGBR– (DNS h1)
DNSA. J. GoughGBR– (DNS h3)
DNSGustav LexauGER– (DNS h1)
DNSMax HirschfeldGER– (DNS h2)
DNSBill TuttleUSA– (DNS h2)

Round One (11 August 1900 — 10:30)

Winners and runners-up and four next fastest times.

Heat One

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1Fred LaneAUS3:04.0Q
2Karl RuberlAUT3:06.0Q
3Frederick StapletonGBR3:18.4q
4Louis MarcFRA3:29.2q
DNS BennettFRA
DNS BossardFRA
DNS CadetFRA
DNS GilleFRA
DNSAlbert CampbellGBR
DNSGustav LexauGER

Heat Two

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1Otto WahleAUT2:56.0Q
2William HenryGBR3:14.4Q
3Jules VerbeckeFRA3:18.0q
4Victor HochepiedFRA3:37.2
DNSBill BurgessGBR
DNSCharles TreffelFRA
DNS BersetFRA
DNSRobert CrawshawGBR
DNSMax HirschfeldGER
DNSBill TuttleUSA

Heat Three

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1Peter KempGBR3:12.0Q
2Maurice HochepiedFRA3:16.2Q
3Joseph BertrandFRA3:28.2q
4Fred HendschelUSA3:45.2
DNSRené LéricheFRA
DNSV. KrethFRA
DNS LegoffFRA
DNS RoquesFRA
DNSRob DerbyshireGBR
DNSA. J. GoughGBR

Final (12 August 1900 — 15:15)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
1Fred LaneAUS2:38.4
2Otto WahleAUT2:40.0
3Peter KempGBR2:47.4
4Karl RuberlAUT2:51.2
5Frederick StapletonGBR2:55.0
6William HenryGBR2:58.0
7Maurice HochepiedFRA2:58.0
8Jules VerbeckeFRA3:08.4
9Joseph BertrandFRA3:17.0
10Louis MarcFRA3:30.6