200m Hurdles at the Olympics
A 200m hurdles race was featured at the Olympics in 1900 and 1904. It was an event for men only. There are two other hurdle races that are now on the Olympic Games program, the 110m (men) and 100m (women) hurdles, and the 400m hurdles.
- Alvin Kranzlein (USA) 25.4 sec
- Norman Pritchard (Ind) 26.6 sec
- Walter Tewkesbury (USA)
only 5 athletes participated.
- Harry Hillman (USA) 24.6 sec
- Frank Castleman (USA) 24.9 sec
- George Poage (USA)
- The third place by George Poage in 1904 was the first Olympic medal by a black athlete.
- In the 1900 final, Alvin Kraenzlein won by five yards, despite having been penalized one metre for a false start.
- The 200m hurdles win by Kraenzlein was one of four individual victories, the most ever by a track and field athlete in a single Olympics.
- About the hurdles events at the Olympics
- About the discontinued event, the 80m hurdles
- Other Track and Field discontinued events
- Full list of all Discontinued Events