Croquet at the Summer Olympics

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, three croquet events were contested. Seven men and three women participated.

The doubles competition was scheduled first, though it's unclear whether the French pair which won actually had any competition.

The one-ball singles was played the next week, followed by two-ball singles the week after. France, with 9 of the 10 competitors, won all the medals. Belgium was the only other nation to send a croquet player, though he did not finish the first round of his competition. This was the only Olympiad where croquet was part of the official programme.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 3 2 2 7

Belgium had croquet players compete, but won no medals.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Singles, one ball  Gaston Aumoitte (FRA)  Georges Johin (FRA)  Chrétien Waydelich (FRA)
Singles, two balls  Chrétien Waydelich (FRA)  Maurice Vignerot (FRA)  Jacques Sautereau (FRA)
Doubles  France (FRA)
Gaston Aumoitte
Georges Johin
None None

Participating nations

A total of 10 players from 2 nations competed at the Paris Games:

See also

References

  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Croquet 1900". Accessed 10 January 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill. "The First Two Women Olympians" in Citius, Altius, Fortius, Autumn 1995, No. 3, p. 38. Available in pdf format from the AAFLA [2].

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