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Men's 200 metres

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 10, 1912
Date Finished: July 11, 1912

Gold: USA Ralph Craig
Silver: USA Donald Lippincott
Bronze: GBR Willie Applegarth


As in the 100 meters, there was no clear favorite. Again, four different Americans had won the AAU championship since the 1908 Olympics - none of them were at Stockholm. The pre-Olympic favorite was likely Britain’s [William Applegarth], who had won the AAA earlier in 1912. But the world record for 220 yards on a straight had been set at 21 1/5 by [Ralph Craig] at the 1910 IC4A Championships, and he won the eastern U.S. Olympic trials. After winning the 100 metres three days earlier at Stockholm, Craig was favored.

The six semi-finals advanced the winner of each heat to the final, with Applegarth and Germany’s [Richard Rau] joining four Americans, including Craig, to compete for the gold medal. In the final, Applegarth led coming off the turn but was soon passed by Craig and [Donald Lippincott]. The finish was close but Craig held off a fast-finishing Lippincott to win the sprint double. Lippincott added the 200 silver medal to the bronze medal he had won in the 100.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ralph Craig 22 United States USA Gold
2 Donald Lippincott 18 United States USA Silver
3 Willie Applegarth 21 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Richard Rau 22 Germany GER
5 Charles Reidpath 22 United States USA
6 Donnell Young 24 United States USA
2 h1 r2/3 David Jacobs 24 Great Britain GBR
2 h2 r2/3 Clement Wilson 21 United States USA
2 h3 r2/3 Carl Cooke 22 United States USA
2 h4 r2/3 Alvah Meyer 23 United States USA
2 h5 r2/3 Peter Gerhardt 34 United States USA
2 h6 r2/3 Vic d'Arcy 24 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r2/3 Ira Courtney 23 United States USA
3 h2 r2/3 Hal Heiland 22 United States USA
3 h3 r2/3 Georges Rolot 22 France FRA
3 h4 r2/3 Army Howard 23 Canada CAN
3 h5 r2/3 Karl August Luther 26 Sweden SWE
3 h6 r2/3 Knut Lindberg 30 Sweden SWE
4 h1 r2/3 Frigyes Wiesner-Mezei 24 Hungary HUN
4 h2 r2/3 Cyril Seedhouse 20 Great Britain GBR
4 h3 r2/3 Max Herrmann 27 Germany GER
4 h4 r2/3 Ivan Möller 28 Sweden SWE
4 h5 r2/3 Franco Giongo 20 Italy ITA
4 h6 r2/3 István Déván 21 Hungary HUN
5 h1 r2/3 Ture Person 19 Sweden SWE
5 h2 r2/3 Skotte Jacobsson 24 Sweden SWE
5 h4 r2/3 Duncan Macmillan 21 Great Britain GBR
5 h5 r2/3 Reuben Povey 22 South Africa RSA
5 h6 r2/3 Robert Schurrer 22 France FRA
6 h4 r2/3 Jan Grijseels 21 Netherlands NED
AC h1 r2/3 Arthur Anderson 25 Great Britain GBR
AC h2 r2/3 William Stewart 22 Australasia ANZ
AC h3 r2/3 Henry Macintosh 19 Great Britain GBR
AC h3 r2/3 George Patching 25 South Africa RSA
AC h5 r2/3 Richard Rice 26 Great Britain GBR
AC h6 r2/3 Robert Duncan 24 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r1/3 Knut Stenborg 22 Sweden SWE
3 h2 r1/3 Charles Poulenard 27 France FRA
3 h3 r1/3 Joseph Aelter 22 Belgium BEL
3 h6 r1/3 Rudolf Rauch 19 Austria AUT
3 h7 r1/3 Algernon Wells 26 Great Britain GBR
3 h9 r1/3 Charles Lelong 21 France FRA
3 h10r1/3 Gösta Möller 24 Sweden SWE
3 h11r1/3 Pierre Failliot 23 France FRA
3 h14r1/3 Frank McConnell 25 Canada CAN
3 h15r1/3 Herman Sotaaen 23 Norway NOR
3 h18r1/3 António Stromp 17 Portugal POR
4 h1 r1/3 Václav Labík-Gregan 18 Bohemia BOH
4 h2 r1/3 Karl Lindblom 19 Sweden SWE
4 h3 r1/3 Haralds Hāns 19 Russia RUS
4 h11r1/3 Ernest Haley 27 Great Britain GBR
4 h14r1/3 Ervin Szerelemhegyi 21 Hungary HUN
4 h15r1/3 Władysław Ponurski 21 Austria AUT
5 h11r1/3 Pablo Eitel 24 Chile CHI
AC h3 r1/3 Herberts Baumanis 23 Russia RUS
AC h7 r1/3 Hal Beasley 20 Canada CAN
AC h7 r1/3 Géo Malfait 33 France FRA
AC h13r1/3 Fritz Fleischer 18 Austria AUT
AC h13r1/3 Heinrich Wenseler 21 Germany GER
AC h13r1/3 Yahiko Mishima 26 Japan JPN
AC h14r1/3 Emil Grandell 22 Sweden SWE