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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 29, 1928
Date Finished: July 30, 1928

Gold: CAN Percy Williams
Silver: GBR Jack London
Bronze: GER Georg Lammers


The 1928 100 metre event was considered to be wide-open, with no consensus favorite. The best American was high school [Frank Wykoff], who had won the Olympic Trials. There were several good Europeans, notably [Jack London] of Britain, and two Germans, [Helmut Körnig] and [Georg Lammers]. In the second round at Amsterdam, [Percy Williams] of Canada caught the eye of the track fans when he equaled the Olympic record with 10.6. The final opened with two false starts, first by South Africa’s [Billie Legg] and then one by Wykoff. Williams took the lead off the start and was never headed, winning the gold over London with Lammers third, Wykoff trailing in fourth. Two days later, Williams returned to win the 200 metres, the first non-American to complete the sprint double.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Percy Williams 19 Canada CAN Gold
2 Jack London 23 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Georg Lammers 23 Germany GER Bronze
4 Frank Wykoff 18 United States USA
5 Billie Legg 21 South Africa RSA
6 Bob McAllister 28 United States USA
4 h1 r3/4 Hubert Houben 30 Germany GER
4 h2 r3/4 Hank Russell 23 United States USA
5 h1 r3/4 Claude Bracey 18 United States USA
5 h2 r3/4 Richard Corts 22 Germany GER
6 h1 r3/4 Juan Bautista Pina 20 Argentina ARG
6 h2 r3/4 Johnny Fitzpatrick 21 Canada CAN
3 h1 r2/4 Ferenc Gerő 27 Hungary HUN
3 h2 r2/4 Cyril Gill 26 Great Britain GBR
3 h3 r2/4 Gilbert Auvergne 22 France FRA
3 h4 r2/4 André Théard 22 Haiti HAI
3 h5 r2/4 Johannes Viljoen 24 South Africa RSA
3 h6 r2/4 Walter Rangeley 24 Great Britain GBR
4 h1 r2/4 Rinus van den Berge 28 Netherlands NED
4 h2 r2/4 István Raggambi 23 Hungary HUN
4 h3 r2/4 Buck Hester 25 Canada CAN
4 h4 r2/4 André Mourlon 24 France FRA
4 h5 r2/4 Anselmo Gonzaga 22 Philippines PHI
4 h6 r2/4 Ralph Adams 20 Canada CAN
5 h1 r2/4 Denis Cussen 26 Ireland IRL
5 h2 r2/4 Aubrey Burton-Durham 21 South Africa RSA
5 h3 r2/4 Sid Atkinson 27 South Africa RSA
5 h4 r2/4 José Barrientos 24 Cuba CUB
5 h5 r2/4 Jimmy Carlton 19 Australia AUS
5 h6 r2/4 Paul Brochart 29 Belgium BEL
6 h1 r2/4 Jaroslav Vykoupil 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC h2 r2/4 André Cerbonney 28 France FRA
3 h1 r1/4 Willy Dujardin Belgium BEL
3 h2 r1/4 Jesús Moraila Mexico MEX
3 h3 r1/4 Mario Gómez Mexico MEX
3 h4 r1/4 Willy Weibel 21 Switzerland SUI
3 h5 r1/4 Ladislau Peter Romania ROU
3 h6 r1/4 Edgardo Toetti 17 Italy ITA
3 h7 r1/4 Rodolfo Wagner Chile CHI
3 h8 r1/4 Karel Kněnický 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 h9 r1/4 János Paizs 21 Hungary HUN
3 h10r1/4 Johann Bartl 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 h11r1/4 Alberto Barucco 22 Argentina ARG
3 h12r1/4 André Dufau 22 France FRA
3 h13r1/4 Fred Zinner 24 Belgium BEL
3 h14r1/4 Hermann Geißler 22 Austria AUT
3 h15r1/4 Willy Tschopp 22 Switzerland SUI
3 h16r1/4 Enrique de Chávarri 25 Spain ESP
4 h1 r1/4 Wim Hennings 22 Netherlands NED
4 h2 r1/4 Franco Reyser 24 Italy ITA
4 h3 r1/4 Jaap Boot 25 Netherlands NED
4 h4 r1/4 Diego Ordóñez 24 Spain ESP
4 h5 r1/4 Francisco Costas Mexico MEX
4 h6 r1/4 Iwao Aizawa 21 Japan JPN
4 h8 r1/4 Dolf Benz 19 Netherlands NED
4 h9 r1/4 Leo Jørgensen 25 Denmark DEN
4 h10r1/4 Şinasi Şahingiray 22 Turkey TUR
4 h11r1/4 Óscar Alvarado Chile CHI
4 h12r1/4 José de Lima 20 Portugal POR
4 h14r1/4 Risto Mattila 18 Finland FIN
4 h15r1/4 Adolphe Groscol 24 Belgium BEL
4 h16r1/4 Fritz Eyschen 25 Luxembourg LUX
5 h1 r1/4 Angelos Lambrou 15 Greece GRE
5 h3 r1/4 Konstantinos Petridis Greece GRE
5 h4 r1/4 John Heap 20 Great Britain GBR
5 h5 r1/4 Mehmet Ali Aybar 19 Turkey TUR
5 h6 r1/4 Semih Türkdoğan Turkey TUR
5 h9 r1/4 Jean Moulin 23 Luxembourg LUX
5 h11r1/4 Juan Serrahima 22 Spain ESP
5 h12r1/4 Haris Šveminas Lithuania LTU
5 h14r1/4 Emmanuel Goldsmith 18 Switzerland SUI
6 h3 r1/4 Fernando Muñagorri 20 Spain ESP
6 h4 r1/4 Eduardo Albe 28 Argentina ARG
6 h9 r1/4 Renos Frangoudis 19 Greece GRE
6 h11r1/4 R. Burns India IND
6 h14r1/4 Georges Schmit 23 Luxembourg LUX