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Athletics at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Athletics at the 1920 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 18, 1920
Date Finished: August 20, 1920

Gold: GBR Percy Hodge
Silver: USA Pat Flynn
Bronze: ITA Ernesto Ambrosini


In 1920, the steeplechase was still not always contested at major meets. It had not been run at the 1919 Inter-Allied Championships. The race was run on the grass just inside the cinder track. [Ernesto Ambrosini] led the first lap, but [Percy Hodge] then took over and ruined any suspense. He quickly had a 100-metre lead and won by approximately the same margin. Hodge had been AAA champion in 1919 and 1920 and would defend that title in 1921.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Percy Hodge 29 Great Britain GBR Gold OR
2 Pat Flynn 25 United States USA Silver
3 Ernesto Ambrosini 25 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Gustaf Mattsson 26 Sweden SWE
5 Mike Devaney 28 United States USA
6 Albert Hulsebosch 23 United States USA
7 Lars Hedwall 23 Sweden SWE
8 Ray Watson 21 United States USA
3 h1 r1/2 Olavi Rissanen 27 Finland FIN
4 h1 r1/2 Edmond Brossard 19 France FRA
4 h2 r1/2 Robert Geyer France FRA
4 h3 r1/2 Ilmari Vesamaa 26 Finland FIN
5 h3 r1/2 Frédéric Langrenay 20 France FRA
6 h3 r1/2 Georges Guillon 18 France FRA
AC h3 r1/2 Carlo Martinenghi Italy ITA
AC h3 r1/2 Josef Holsner 26 Sweden SWE