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Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 3, 1936

Gold: USA Jesse Owens
Silver: USA Ralph Metcalfe
Bronze: NED Tinus Osendarp

Summary

In 1935 the two top sprinters (and long jumpers) in the world were Jesse Owens and Eulace Peacock. In addition, Ralph Metcalfe, who had won silver in the 100 and bronze in the 200 in Los Angeles, was still a top sprinter, giving the USA a formidable threesome. At the most important American meet in 1935, the AAU, Peacock had won, with Metcalfe second and Owens third. Unfortunately he was injured early in 1936 and although he tried to make the American team, was not the runner he had been in 1935. The 1936 Olympics were a showcase for Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals, the 100, 200, long jump, and on the 4x100 relay. Further, in front the Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime, he shattered their myths of Aryan supremacy.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jesse Owens 22 United States USA Gold
2 Ralph Metcalfe 26 United States USA Silver
3 Tinus Osendarp 20 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Frank Wykoff 26 United States USA
5 Erich Borchmeyer 31 Germany GER
6 Lennart Strandberg 21 Sweden SWE
4 h1 r3/4 Paul Hänni 21 Switzerland SUI
4 h2 r3/4 Howie McPhee 20 Canada CAN
5 h1 r3/4 Wil van Beveren 24 Netherlands NED
5 h2 r3/4 Arthur Sweeney 27 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r3/4 Alan Pennington 20 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r3/4 József Sír 24 Hungary HUN
4 h1 r2/4 Gerd Hornberger 26 Germany GER
4 h2 r2/4 Takayoshi Yoshioka 27 Japan JPN
4 h3 r2/4 Marthinus Theunissen 25 South Africa RSA
4 h4 r2/4 Monta Suzuki 23 Japan JPN
5 h1 r2/4 Gyula Gyenes 25 Hungary HUN
5 h2 r2/4 Eric Grimbeek 27 South Africa RSA
5 h3 r2/4 Bruce Humber 22 Canada CAN
5 h4 r2/4 Chris Berger 25 Netherlands NED
6 h1 r2/4 Cyril Holmes 21 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r2/4 Lennart Lindgren 21 Sweden SWE
6 h3 r2/4 Kichizo Sasaki 24 Japan JPN
6 h4 r2/4 Pat Dannaher 23 South Africa RSA
3 h1 r1/4 Manfred Kersch 22 Germany GER
3 h2 r1/4 Bernard Marchand 24 Switzerland SUI
3 h3 r1/4 Ruudi Toomsalu 23 Estonia EST
3 h4 r1/4 Palle Virtanen 25 Finland FIN
3 h5 r1/4 Robert Paul 26 France FRA
3 h6 r1/4 Tomás Beswick 24 Argentina ARG
3 h7 r1/4 Nemesio de Guzman 19 Philippines PHI
3 h8 r1/4 Gábor Gerő 27 Hungary HUN
3 h9 r1/4 Antonio Fondevilla 19 Argentina ARG
3 h10r1/4 Lee Orr 19 Canada CAN
3 h11r1/4 Renos Frangoudis 27 Greece GRE
3 h12r1/4 José de Almeida 31 Brazil BRA
4 h1 r1/4 Maurice Carlton 22 France FRA
4 h2 r1/4 Antonio Sande 27 Argentina ARG
4 h3 r1/4 Antonio Salcedo 23 Philippines PHI
4 h4 r1/4 Paul Bronner 23 France FRA
4 h5 r1/4 George Fahoum 27 Egypt EGY
4 h6 r1/4 Toivo Sariola 22 Finland FIN
4 h7 r1/4 Fritz Seeger 24 Switzerland SUI
4 h8 r1/4 Chen Kingkwan 23 China CHN
4 h9 r1/4 Toivo Ahjopalo 23 Finland FIN
4 h10r1/4 Robert Struckl 18 Austria AUT
4 h11r1/4 François Mersch 23 Luxembourg LUX
4 h12r1/4 Dieudonné Devrindt 24 Belgium BEL
5 h1 r1/4 Aristidis Sakellariou 25 Greece GRE
5 h2 r1/4 Julije Bauer 27 Yugoslavia YUG
5 h3 r1/4 José Domingo Sánchez 25 Colombia COL
5 h4 r1/4 Antonio Cuba 21 Peru PER
5 h5 r1/4 Poh Kimseng 24 China CHN
5 h6 r1/4 Sveinn Ingvarsson 22 Iceland ISL
5 h8 r1/4 Alfred Bencini 19 Malta MLT
5 h9 r1/4 Oswaldo Domingues 19 Brazil BRA
5 h10r1/4 Eric Whiteside 31 India IND
5 h11r1/4 Liu Changchun 26 China CHN
5 h12r1/4 Austin Cassar-Torreggiani 21 Malta MLT
6 h3 r1/4 Mohammad Khan 25 Afghanistan AFG
6 h4 r1/4 Elias Gutiérrez 25 Colombia COL
6 h6 r1/4 Oskar Ospelt 28 Liechtenstein LIE
6 h9 r1/4 Xaver Frick 23 Liechtenstein LIE