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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 31, 1928
Date Finished: August 1, 1928

Gold: RSA Sid Atkinson
Silver: USA Steve Anderson
Bronze: USA John Collier


In the semi-finals, South Africa’s George Weightman-Smith broke the world record with 14.6 for the metric distance. He was joined in the final by his teammate, the silver medalist from 1924, Sydney Atkinson. They were joined by three Americans and Britain’s Fred Gaby. John Collier had the fastest start in the final, but early on was caught by Atkinson and Steve Anderson. They raced together to the finish, Atkinson winning by inches. Weightman-Smith hit a hurdle hard in the early going and never factored for a medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sid Atkinson 27 South Africa RSA Gold
2 Steve Anderson 22 United States USA Silver
3 John Collier 20 United States USA Bronze
4 Leighton Dye 26 United States USA
5 George Weightman-Smith 22 South Africa RSA
6 Fred Gaby 33 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r2/3 Eric Wennström 19 Sweden SWE
3 h2 r2/3 David, Lord Burghley 23 Great Britain GBR
3 h3 r2/3 Sten Pettersson 25 Sweden SWE
4 h1 r2/3 Hans Steinhardt 22 Germany GER
4 h2 r2/3 Bengt Sjöstedt 21 Finland FIN
4 h3 r2/3 Carl Ring 26 United States USA
5 h1 r2/3 Johannes Viljoen 24 South Africa RSA
5 h2 r2/3 Robert Marchand 23 France FRA
5 h3 r2/3 Gabriel Sempé 27 France FRA
6 h1 r2/3 Yoshio Miki 22 Japan JPN
6 h2 r2/3 Otakar Jandera 30 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h3 r2/3 Bernard Lucas 20 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r1/3 Armand Lepaffe 20 Belgium BEL
3 h2 r1/3 Ludwig Wessely 24 Austria AUT
3 h3 r1/3 Albert Andersson 26 Sweden SWE
3 h4 r1/3 Alister Clark 24 Ireland IRL
3 h5 r1/3 Erik Kjellström 23 Sweden SWE
3 h6 r1/3 Alfredo Ugarte Chile CHI
3 h7 r1/3 Giacomo Carlini 23 Italy ITA
3 h8 r1/3 Alf Watson 20 Australia AUS
3 h9 r1/3 Lau Spel 27 Netherlands NED
4 h1 r1/3 Lothar Albrich Romania ROU
4 h2 r1/3 Arie Kaan 26 Netherlands NED
4 h3 r1/3 Wilfred Kalaugher 23 New Zealand NZL
4 h4 r1/3 Douglas Neame 26 Great Britain GBR
4 h5 r1/3 Arie van Leeuwen 18 Netherlands NED
4 h6 r1/3 René Joannes-Powell 32 Belgium BEL
4 h7 r1/3 Jan Britstra 23 Netherlands NED
4 h8 r1/3 Evangelos Moiropoulos 23 Greece GRE
4 h9 r1/3 S. Abdul Hamid India IND
5 h2 r1/3 Otto Schop Romania ROU
5 h8 r1/3 Louis Lundgren 27 Denmark DEN
5 h9 r1/3 José Palhares Costa 20 Portugal POR
6 h8 r1/3 Wojciech Trojanowski 23 Poland POL
AC h1 r1/3 Valerio Vallania 21 Argentina ARG