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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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

Gold: CAN Percy Williams
Silver: GBR Walter Rangeley
Bronze: GER Helmut Körnig
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The defending champion, Jackson Scholz, was back and probably a slight favorite. But no American had medaled in the 100 in which Canada’s Percy Williams won. In the final, Helmut Körnig (GER) entered the straight leading Scholz, but with 50 metres left, Williams and Walter Rangeley (GBR) moved ahead. Third place was very close and the judges could not decide. At first they called it a dead-heat but then called for a run-off. Scholz declined and Körnig was given the bronze medal. Film of the race confirms that this was the correct decision.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Percy Williams 19 Canada CAN Gold
2 Walter Rangeley 24 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Helmut Körnig 22 Germany GER Bronze
4 Jackson Scholz 31 United States USA
5 Johnny Fitzpatrick 21 Canada CAN
6 Jakob Schüller 22 Germany GER
4 h1 r3/4 Charley Paddock 27 United States USA
4 h2 r3/4 Henry Cumming 22 United States USA
5 h1 r3/4 Mario Gómez Mexico MEX
5 h2 r3/4 Cyril Gill 26 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r3/4 Björn Kugelberg 23 Sweden SWE
AC h1 r3/4 Billie Legg 21 South Africa RSA
3 h1 r2/4 Ralph Adams 20 Canada CAN
3 h2 r2/4 Hermann Schlöske 22 Germany GER
3 h3 r2/4 André Cerbonney 28 France FRA
3 h4 r2/4 Paul Brochart 29 Belgium BEL
3 h5 r2/4 Alberto Barucco 22 Argentina ARG
3 h6 r2/4 Charley Borah 22 United States USA
4 h1 r2/4 Hermann Geißler 22 Austria AUT
4 h2 r2/4 Rinus van den Berge 28 Netherlands NED
4 h3 r2/4 Guy Butler 28 Great Britain GBR
4 h4 r2/4 Maurice Degrelle 26 France FRA
4 h5 r2/4 Jérôme Mannaert 26 France FRA
4 h6 r2/4 Jimmy Carlton 19 Australia AUS
5 h1 r2/4 John Hambidge 20 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/4 André Mourlon 24 France FRA
5 h3 r2/4 Harry Broos 29 Netherlands NED
5 h4 r2/4 Karel Kněnický 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 h5 r2/4 Howard Kinsman 27 South Africa RSA
5 h6 r2/4 Giuseppe Castelli 20 Italy ITA
3 h1 r1/4 André Théard 22 Haiti HAI
3 h2 r1/4 Dan Cullen Ireland IRL
3 h3 r1/4 Juan Serrahima 22 Spain ESP
3 h4 r1/4 François Prinsen 22 Belgium BEL
3 h5 r1/4 Anselmo Gonzaga 22 Philippines PHI
3 h6 r1/4 Iwao Aizawa 21 Japan JPN
3 h8 r1/4 Ferenc Gerő 27 Hungary HUN
3 h9 r1/4 Haris Šveminas Lithuania LTU
3 h10r1/4 Jean Moulin 23 Luxembourg LUX
3 h11r1/4 Juan Bautista Pina 20 Argentina ARG
3 h12r1/4 Aubrey Burton-Durham 21 South Africa RSA
3 h13r1/4 Willy Dujardin Belgium BEL
3 h14r1/4 Jaroslav Vykoupil 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 h15r1/4 Edgardo Toetti 17 Italy ITA
4 h1 r1/4 Willy Weibel 21 Switzerland SUI
4 h2 r1/4 Renos Frangoudis 19 Greece GRE
4 h3 r1/4 R. Burns India IND
4 h4 r1/4 Hans Niggl Switzerland SUI
4 h5 r1/4 Adolphe Groscol 24 Belgium BEL
4 h6 r1/4 Sean Lavan 29 Ireland IRL
4 h8 r1/4 James Hall 25 India IND
4 h12r1/4 Angelos Lambrou 15 Greece GRE
4 h13r1/4 José de Lima 20 Portugal POR
5 h1 r1/4 Diego Ordóñez 24 Spain ESP
5 h3 r1/4 Alex Hannig 30 Chile CHI
5 h8 r1/4 Johann Bartl 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h1 r1/4 Ladislau Peter Romania ROU
6 h8 r1/4 Francisco Costas Mexico MEX
AC h9 r1/4 Buck Hester 25 Canada CAN