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Archie Hahn

Full name: Charles Archibald "Archie" Hahn
Nickname(s): The Milwaukee Meteor
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: September 14, 1880 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 21, 1955 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA) / Milwaukee Athletic Club, Milwaukee (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 4 Gold (4 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics Men's 60 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 60 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Final 1 =OR 7.0
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 7.2

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Final 1 11.0
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 11.4
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Final 1 11.2 3
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 11.4
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 12.0

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Final 1 OR 21.6
1904 Summer 23 St. Louis Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/=OR 22.2