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Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 11, 1912
Date Finished: July 12, 1912

Gold: USA Fred Kelly
Silver: USA James Wendell
Bronze: USA Martin Hawkins
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America’s hurdlers had been pre-eminent at all the early Olympics. But in 1912 it was difficult to pick a favorite among the nine American hurdlers entered. The three U.S. Olympic trials had been won by Fred Kelly (west), John Case (central), and Vaughn Blanchard (east). Case had also been AAU champion in 1910.

All nine Americans advanced to the six semi-finals, where only the winner of each heat advanced to the final. There, Britain’s Kenneth Powell met five Americans. In the final, Kelly, John Nicholson, and James Wendell held the lead at the halfway mark. But Nicholson fell at the 8th hurdle. Kelly held on to win by a narrow margin over Wendell.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fred Kelly 20 United States USA Gold
2 James Wendell 21 United States USA Silver
3 Martin Hawkins 24 United States USA Bronze
4 John Case 23 United States USA
5 Kenneth Powell 27 Great Britain GBR
AC John Nicholson 22 United States USA
2 h1 r2/3 Jack Eller 28 United States USA
2 h2 r2/3 Daciano Colbachini 18 Italy ITA
2 h3 r2/3 Hermann von Bönninghausen 23 Germany GER
2 h4 r2/3 George Chisholm 24 United States USA
2 h5 r2/3 Valdemar Wickholm 21 Finland FIN
2 h6 r2/3 Edwin Pritchard 22 United States USA
3 h1 r2/3 Ferdinand Bie 24 Norway NOR
3 h2 r2/3 Marius Delaby 21 France FRA
3 h3 r2/3 Vaughn Blanchard 22 United States USA
3 h5 r2/3 Henry Blakeney 21 Great Britain GBR
3 h6 r2/3 Géo André 22 France FRA
4 h1 r2/3 Pablo Eitel 24 Chile CHI
AC h2 r2/3 Károly Solymár 17 Hungary HUN
AC h4 r2/3 Laurie Anderson 23 Great Britain GBR
3 h6 r1/3 Alfredo Pagani 24 Italy ITA
3 h11r1/3 Frank Lukeman 26 Canada CAN