- Great Britain at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Infobox Olympics Great Britain
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelandcompeted as Great Britain at the 1900 Summer Olympicsin Paris, France. It was the second appearance of the European nation, after having participated in the inaugural 1896 Games. In Olympic competition, the nation has always shortened its official name to "Great Britain" rather than the more common "United Kingdom" seen elsewhere.
Charles Bennett- athletics, 1500 metres
* Charlotte Cooper - tennis, women's singles
Lawrence Doherty- tennis, men's singles
John Jarvis- swimming, men's 1000 metre freestyle
* John Jarvis - swimming, men's 4000 metre freestyle
John Rimmer- athletics, 4000 metre steeplechase
Alfred Tysoe- athletics, 800 metres
* Lawrence Doherty and
Reginald Doherty- tennis, men's doubles
* Reginald Doherty and Charlotte Cooper - tennis, mixed doubles
Lorne Currie, John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, Linton Hope, Algernon Maudslay- sailing, .5-1 ton race 1
* Lorne Currie, John Gretton, Linton Hope, Algernon Maudslay - sailing, open class
Edward Hore, H. N. Jefferson, J. Howard Taylor- sailing, 3-10 ton race 2
Devon and Somerset Wanderers- cricket, 2-day 12-man
Upton Park F.C.- football, men's competition
Osborne Swimming Club- water polo, men's competitionAdditionally, British athletes were part of three mixed teams to win gold medals.
* Charles Bennett - athletics, 4000 metre steeplechase
* Patrick Leahy - athletics, high jump
Harold Mahoney- tennis, men's singles
* Sidney Robinson - athletics, 2500 metre steeplechase
Walter Rutherford- golf, men's 36 holes
Moseley Wanderers- rugby, men's competitionAdditionally, British athletes were part of two mixed teams to win silver medals.
George Saint Ashe- rowing, single sculls
* Reginald Doherty - tennis, men's singles
* Edward Hore - sailing, 10-20 ton
Peter Kemp- swimming, men's 200 metre obstacle event
* Patrick Leahy - athletics, long jump
Arthur Norris- tennis, men's singles
David Donaldson Robertson- golf, men's 36 holes
* Sidney Robinson - athletics, 4000 metre steeplechase
* Harold Mahoney and Arthur Norris - tennis, men's doublesAdditionally, British athletes were part of two mixed teams to win bronze medals.
Results by event
Great Britain took 4 gold medals in athletics, including one as part of a mixed team (with 4 British athletes and one Australian). This put them second on the leaderboard for that sport, behind the dominant United States as the two nations to win multiple gold medals in the sport. The British team won a total of 9 athletics medals including a sweep of the 4000 metre steeplechase event. 9 athletes competed in 10 events.
Great Britain was represented by the
Devon and Somerset Wanderersin cricket in 1900. The team won the only match, a 2-day 12-man contest, by 158 runs.
Great Britain was one of four nations to compete in the first Olympic golf events. The British golfers took the silver and bronze medals in the men's competition, making Great Britain the only nation other than the United States to win a golfing medal that year.
Britain had a single rower present at the first Olympic rowing contests, winning the bronze medal in the single sculls event.
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