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Athletics at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's 3,000 metres Walk

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 20, 1920
Date Finished: August 21, 1920

Gold: ITA Ugo Frigerio
Silver: AUS George Parker
Bronze: USA Richard Remer

Summary

Ugo Frigerio of Italy was a heavy favorite. He had already demolished the field in the 10,000 metre walk. He led the entire race and was not challenged. Prior to the race he handed several pages of sheet music to the band conductor, who was in the infield. Frigerio had chosen the music he wished to hear during the race. Barcs noted, “If the orchestra was not playing in the right tempo, Ugo would then turn off in front of them, and seriously reproach the conductor. He reacted smilingly to the shouts of the audience, and began discussions with an occasional spectator, if that sort of thing can be termed a discussion. Finally, the spectators came to like him to such an extent they began to cheer him. If, when he passed the biggest stand, the spectators for some reason forgot to cheer him, he himself called out ‘Evviva! Evviva!’”

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ugo Frigerio 18 Italy ITA Gold
2 George Parker Australia AUS Silver
3 Richard Remer 36 United States USA Bronze
4 Cecil McMaster 24 South Africa RSA
5 Thomas Maroney 24 United States USA
6 Charles Dowson 30 Great Britain GBR
7 William Hehir 33 Great Britain GBR
8 Winfred Rolker 28 United States USA
9 Jean Seghers Belgium BEL
10 Charlie Gunn 34 Great Britain GBR
11 Niels Pedersen 31 Denmark DEN
AC Donato Pavesi 30 Italy ITA
7 h1 r1/2 Paul Verlaeckt Belgium BEL
7 h2 r1/2 August Schotte 36 Netherlands NED
8 h2 r1/2 Eversleigh Freeman 27 Canada CAN
9 h2 r1/2 Charles Wiggers Belgium BEL
AC h1 r1/2 Eduard Hermann 32 Estonia EST
AC h1 r1/2 Cor Gubbels 21 Netherlands NED
AC h1 r1/2 Josef Šlehofer 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC h1 r1/2 Joe Pearman 27 United States USA
AC h2 r1/2 Gunnar Rasmussen 26 Denmark DEN
AC h2 r1/2 Stanislas Anselmetti Switzerland SUI