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Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 60 metres

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 15, 1900
Date Finished: July 15, 1900

Gold: USA Al Kraenzlein
Silver: USA Walter Tewksbury
Bronze: AUS Stan Rowley

Summary

The 60 metre dash was the second victory for the amazing American sprinter/hurdler, Al Kraenzlein. It was also one of the more closely contested events, as all heats and the final were good races.

Al Kraenzlein was a student at Penn and graduated from there in 1901 with a dental degree, although he never practiced dentistry. He later became a well-known track coach. He won eight IC4A championships in 1898-1900, and was the outstanding track & field athlete of those years.

Finishing in fourth was Edmund Minahan, who was only 17-years-old in 1900, one of the youngest American track & field Olympians ever. In addition, Minahan later became one of two American track & field Olympians to play major league baseball – Jim Thorpe being the other. In 1907, Minahan pitched in two games for the Cincinnati Reds, losing both.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Al Kraenzlein 23 United States USA Gold
2 Walter Tewksbury 24 United States USA Silver
3 Stan Rowley 23 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Edmund Minahan 17 United States USA
3 h1 r1/2 Norman Pritchard 24 India IND
3 h2 r1/2 Bill Holland 26 United States USA
AC h1 r1/2 Adolphe Klingelhoeffer 20 Brazil BRA
AC h1 r1/2 Isaac Westergren 24 Sweden SWE
AC h2 r1/2 Pál Koppán 21 Hungary HUN
AC h2 r1/2 Ernő Schubert 18 Hungary HUN