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100 metres, Men

Date29 – 30 July 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants76 from 32 countries

The 1928 100 metre event was considered to be wide-open, with no consensus favorite. The best American was high school Frank Wykoff, who had won the Olympic Trials. There were several good Europeans, notably Jack London of Britain, and two Germans, Helmut Körnig and Georg Lammers. In the second round at Amsterdam, Percy Williams of Canada caught the eye of the track fans when he equaled the Olympic record with 10.6. The final opened with two false starts, first by South Africa’s Billie Legg and then one by Wykoff. Williams took the lead off the start and was never headed, winning the gold over London with Lammers third, Wykoff trailing in fourth. Two days later, Williams returned to win the 200 metres, the first non-American to complete the sprint double.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
1667Percy WilliamsCAN11.0 (1 h12)10.6 (1 h4)10.6 (2 h1)10.8 (1)Gold
2469Jack LondonGBR10.8 (1 h5)10.8 (2 h4)10.6 (1 h2)10.9 (2)Silver
3727Georg LammersGER10.8 (1 h9)10.8est (2 h6)10.7 (2 h2)10.9 (3)Bronze
4569Frank WykoffUSA11.0 (1 h3)10.8 (1 h5)10.7 (3 h2)11.0 (4)
5287Billie LeggRSA11.0 (1 h7)10.8 (1 h1)10.6 (3 h1)11.0 (5)
6550Bob McAllisterUSA10.8 (1 h16)10.8 (1 h2)10.6 (1 h1)11.0 (6)
4 h1 r3/4717Hubert HoubenGER11.0 (1 h8)10.9est (2 h3)10.7 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/4557Hank RussellUSA11.0 (1 h15)10.8 (1 h3)10.8 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/4498Claude BraceyUSA11.0 (1 h14)10.8 (1 h6)10.8 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4707Richard CortsGER11.0 (2 h1)11.0 (2 h2)10.8 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4594Juan Bautista PinaARG11.0 (1 h6)11.0est (2 h5)11.0 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4651Johnny FitzpatrickCAN11.0 (1 h1)– (2 h1)10.9 (6 h2)
3 h1 r2/416Ferenc GerőHUN10.8 (1 h4)– (3 h1)
3 h2 r2/4456Cyril GillGBR11.0 (2 h7)11.0est (3 h2)
3 h3 r2/451Gilbert AuvergneFRA11.1 (2 h14)11.3est (3 h3)
3 h4 r2/4146André ThéardHAI– (2 h9)10.9est (3 h4)
3 h5 r2/4289Johannes ViljoenRSA11.0 (2 h8)10.9est (3 h5)
3 h6 r2/4480Walter RangeleyGBR11.0 (1 h10)10.9est (3 h6)
4 h1 r2/4293Rinus van den BergeNED11.1 (2 h10)– (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/436István RaggambiHUN11.0 (1 h11)11.1est (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/4654Buck HesterCAN– (2 h5)11.2est (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/486André MourlonFRA11.2est (2 h2)11.2est (4 h4)
4 h5 r2/4414Anselmo GonzagaPHI– (2 h16)11.2est (4 h5)
4 h6 r2/4645Ralph AdamsCAN– (2 h6)11.0est (4 h6)
5 h1 r2/4212Denis CussenIRL– (2 h15)– (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4283Aubrey Burton-DurhamRSA– (2 h4)11.2est (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4282Sid AtkinsonRSA11.2 (1 h2)11.0est (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4878José BarrientosCUB11.0 (1 h13)11.0est (5 h4)
5 h5 r2/4597Jimmy CarltonAUS11.0est (2 h11)11.0est (5 h5)
5 h6 r2/4605Paul BrochartBEL– (2 h3)11.1est (5 h6)
6 h1 r2/4393Jaroslav VykoupilTCH– (2 h12)– (6 h1)
AC h2 r2/456André CerbonneyFRA– (2 h13)– (AC h2)
3 h1 r1/4610Willy DujardinBEL11.2 (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/4174Jesús MorailaMEX11.5est (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/4171Mario GómezMEX– (3 h3)
3 h4 r1/4279Willy WeibelSUI11.4 (3 h4)
3 h5 r1/4360Ladislau PeterROU– (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/4240Edgardo ToettiITA– (3 h6)
3 h7 r1/4689Rodolfo WagnerCHI– (3 h7)
3 h8 r1/4385Karel KněnickýTCH11.3 (3 h8)
3 h9 r1/4877János PaizsHUN– (3 h9)
3 h10 r1/4379Johann BartlTCH11.1 (3 h10)
3 h11 r1/4590Alberto BaruccoARG11.1est (3 h11)
3 h12 r1/466André DufauFRA– (3 h12)
3 h13 r1/4631Fred ZinnerBEL– (3 h13)
3 h14 r1/4407Hermann GeißlerAUT11.2 (3 h14)
3 h15 r1/4278Willy TschoppSUI– (3 h15)
3 h16 r1/4368Enrique de ChávarriESP– (3 h16)
4 h1 r1/4305Wim HenningsNED11.4 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/4237Franco ReyserITA11.5est (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/4296Jaap BootNED– (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/4375Diego OrdóñezESP– (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/4169Francisco CostasMEX– (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/4249Iwao AizawaJPN– (4 h6)
4 h8 r1/4292Dolf BenzNED11.4 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/4693Leo JørgensenDEN– (4 h9)
4 h10 r1/4397Şinasi ŞahingirayTUR– (4 h10)
4 h11 r1/4680Óscar AlvaradoCHI11.3est (4 h11)
4 h12 r1/4433José de LimaPOR– (4 h12)
4 h14 r1/4794Risto MattilaFIN11.3 (4 h14)
4 h15 r1/4612Adolphe GroscolBEL– (4 h15)
4 h16 r1/4163Fritz EyschenLUX– (4 h16)
5 h1 r1/4136Angelos LambrouGRE11.4 (5 h1)
5 h3 r1/4139Konstantinos PetridisGRE– (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/4462John HeapGBR– (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/4400Mehmet Ali AybarTUR– (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/4402Semih TürkdoğanTUR– (5 h6)
5 h9 r1/4164Jean MoulinLUX– (5 h9)
5 h11 r1/4378Juan SerrahimaESP11.3est (5 h11)
5 h12 r1/4158Haris ŠveminasLTU– (5 h12)
5 h14 r1/4268Emmanuel GoldsmithSUI11.5 (5 h14)
6 h3 r1/4374Fernando MuñagorriESP– (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/4589Eduardo AlbeARG– (6 h4)
6 h9 r1/4133Renos FrangoudisGRE– (6 h9)
6 h11 r1/4204Ronald BurnsIND11.3est (6 h11)
6 h14 r1/4165Georges SchmitLUX12.2 (6 h14)
DNS834Stane PerparYUG– (DNS h2)
DNS203Tormod UllebergNOR– (DNS h5)
DNS21Sándor HajduHUN– (DNS h7)
DNS162Robert CodronsLUX– (DNS h10)
DNS771Ilmari HelleFIN– (DNS h13)
DNS182Melvin CarsonNOR– (DNS h15)
DNS398R. Eniss BeyTUR– (DNS h16)
DNS747Friedrich-Wilhelm WichmannGER– (DNS h2)
DNS140Nikolaos PapanikolaouGRE– (DNS h8)
DNS224Giuseppe CastelliITA– (DNS h7)
DNS405Arthur PorrittNZL– (DNS h13)

Round One (29 July 1928 — 14:45)

Top two in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
11Johnny FitzpatrickCAN11.0Q
24Richard CortsGER11.0Q
33Willy DujardinBEL11.2
42Wim HenningsNED11.4
55Angelos LambrouGRE11.4

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15Sid AtkinsonRSA11.2Q
23André MourlonFRA11.2estQ
31Jesús MorailaMEX11.5est
46Franco ReyserITA11.5est
DNS2Stane PerparYUG
DNS4Friedrich-Wilhelm WichmannGER

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15Frank WykoffUSA11.0Q
23Paul BrochartBELQ
31Mario GómezMEX
42Jaap BootNED
54Konstantinos PetridisGRE
66Fernando MuñagorriESP

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
16Ferenc GerőHUN10.8Q
24Aubrey Burton-DurhamRSAQ
32Willy WeibelSUI11.4
43Diego OrdóñezESP
55John HeapGBR
61Eduardo AlbeARG

Heat Five

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
16Jack LondonGBR10.8Q
24Buck HesterCANQ
33Ladislau PeterROU
41Francisco CostasMEX
55Mehmet Ali AybarTUR
DNS2Tormod UllebergNOR

Heat Six

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
11Juan Bautista PinaARG11.0Q
22Ralph AdamsCANQ
35Edgardo ToettiITA
44Iwao AizawaJPN
53Semih TürkdoğanTUR

Heat Seven

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
13Billie LeggRSA11.0Q
25Cyril GillGBR11.0Q
31Rodolfo WagnerCHI
DNS2Sándor HajduHUN
DNS4Giuseppe CastelliITA

Heat Eight

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
13Hubert HoubenGER11.0Q
24Johannes ViljoenRSA11.0Q
32Karel KněnickýTCH11.3
41Dolf BenzNED11.4
DNS5Nikolaos PapanikolaouGRE

Heat Nine

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
14Georg LammersGER10.8Q
25André ThéardHAIQ
33János PaizsHUN
42Leo JørgensenDEN
51Jean MoulinLUX
66Renos FrangoudisGRE

Heat Ten

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15Walter RangeleyGBR11.0Q
22Rinus van den BergeNED11.1Q
34Johann BartlTCH11.1
43Şinasi ŞahingirayTUR
DNS1Robert CodronsLUX

Heat Eleven

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15István RaggambiHUN11.0Q
21Jimmy CarltonAUS11.0estQ
32Alberto BaruccoARG11.1est
43Óscar AlvaradoCHI11.3est
54Juan SerrahimaESP11.3est
66Ronald BurnsIND11.3est

Heat Twelve

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
12Percy WilliamsCAN11.0Q
24Jaroslav VykoupilTCHQ
33André DufauFRA
41José de LimaPOR
55Haris ŠveminasLTU

Heat Thirteen

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15José BarrientosCUB11.0Q
21André CerbonneyFRAQ
32Fred ZinnerBEL
DNS3Arthur PorrittNZL
DNS4Ilmari HelleFIN

Heat Fourteen

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
16Claude BraceyUSA11.0Q
24Gilbert AuvergneFRA11.1Q
32Hermann GeißlerAUT11.2
45Risto MattilaFIN11.3
53Emmanuel GoldsmithSUI11.5
61Georges SchmitLUX12.2

Heat Fifteen

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
14Hank RussellUSA11.0Q
21Denis CussenIRLQ
32Willy TschoppSUI
43Adolphe GroscolBEL
DNS5Melvin CarsonNOR

Heat Sixteen

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
15Bob McAllisterUSA10.8Q
24Anselmo GonzagaPHIQ
32Enrique de ChávarriESP
41Fritz EyschenLUX
DNS3R. Eniss BeyTUR

Quarter-Finals (29 July 1928 — 17:00)

Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1287Billie LeggRSA10.8Q
2651Johnny FitzpatrickCANQ
316Ferenc GerőHUN
4293Rinus van den BergeNED
5212Denis CussenIRL
6393Jaroslav VykoupilTCH

Heat Two

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1550Bob McAllisterUSA10.8Q
2707Richard CortsGER11.0Q
3456Cyril GillGBR11.0est
436István RaggambiHUN11.1est
5283Aubrey Burton-DurhamRSA11.2est
AC56André CerbonneyFRADQ

Heat Three

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1557Hank RussellUSA10.8Q
2717Hubert HoubenGER10.9estQ
351Gilbert AuvergneFRA11.3est1
4654Buck HesterCAN11.2est
5282Sid AtkinsonRSA11.0est2

Heat Four

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1667Percy WilliamsCAN10.6Q=OR
2469Jack LondonGBR10.8Q
3146André ThéardHAI10.9est
486André MourlonFRA11.2est3
5878José BarrientosCUB11.0est4

Heat Five

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1569Frank WykoffUSA10.8Q
2594Juan Bautista PinaARG11.0estQ5
3289Johannes ViljoenRSA10.9est6
4414Anselmo GonzagaPHI11.2est7
5597Jimmy CarltonAUS11.0est8

Heat Six

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
1498Claude BraceyUSA10.8Q
2727Georg LammersGER10.8estQ
3480Walter RangeleyGBR10.9est
4645Ralph AdamsCAN11.0est
5605Paul BrochartBEL11.1est

Semi-Finals (30 July 1928)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (14:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
12Bob McAllisterUSA10.6Q=OR
24Percy WilliamsCAN10.6Q=OR
31Billie LeggRSA10.6Q=OR
43Hubert HoubenGER10.7
56Claude BraceyUSA10.8
65Juan Bautista PinaARG11.0

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
14Jack LondonGBR10.6Q=OR
26Georg LammersGER10.7Q
35Frank WykoffUSA10.7Q
43Hank RussellUSA10.8
52Richard CortsGER10.8
61Johnny FitzpatrickCAN10.9

Final (30 July 1928 — 16:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime
13Percy WilliamsCAN10.8
24Jack LondonGBR10.9
32Georg LammersGER10.9
46Frank WykoffUSA11.0
51Billie LeggRSA11.0
65Bob McAllisterUSA11.0