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Athletics at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Athletics at the 1920 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 18, 1920
Date Finished: August 20, 1920

Gold: GBR Percy Hodge
Silver: USA Pat Flynn
Bronze: ITA Ernesto Ambrosini


In 1920, the steeplechase was still not always contested at major meets. It had not been run at the 1919 Inter-Allied Championships. The race was run on the grass just inside the cinder track. [Ernesto Ambrosini] led the first lap, but [Percy Hodge] then took over and ruined any suspense. He quickly had a 100-metre lead and won by approximately the same margin. Hodge had been AAA champion in 1919 and 1920 and would defend that title in 1921.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Percy Hodge 29 Great Britain GBR Gold OR
2 Pat Flynn 25 United States USA Silver
3 Ernesto Ambrosini 25 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Gustaf Mattsson 26 Sweden SWE
5 Mike Devaney 28 United States USA
6 Albert Hulsebosch 23 United States USA
7 Lars Hedwall 23 Sweden SWE
8 Ray Watson 21 United States USA
3 h1 r1/2 Olavi Rissanen 27 Finland FIN
4 h1 r1/2 Edmond Brossard 19 France FRA
4 h2 r1/2 Robert Geyer France FRA
4 h3 r1/2 Ilmari Vesamaa 26 Finland FIN
5 h3 r1/2 Frédéric Langrenay 20 France FRA
6 h3 r1/2 Georges Guillon 18 France FRA
AC h3 r1/2 Carlo Martinenghi Italy ITA
AC h3 r1/2 Josef Holsner 26 Sweden SWE