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Tug of war at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Men's tug of war
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 17–18
Competitors 40 from 5 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 

The tug of war contest at the 1920 Summer Olympics was held on August 17, 1920 and on August 18, 1920. All medals were decided by using the Bergvall system.


  • Medal summary 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Results 3
    • Gold medal round 3.1
    • Silver medal round 3.2
    • Bronze medal round 3.3
  • References 4

Medal summary

Gold Silver Bronze
 Great Britain (GBR)
George Canning
Frederick Humphreys
Frederick Holmes
Edwin Mills
John Sewell
John James Shepherd
Harry Stiff
Ernest Thorn
 Netherlands (NED)
Wilhelmus Bekkers
Johannes Hengeveld
Sijtse Jansma
Henk Janssen
Antonius van Loon
Willem van Loon
Marinus van Rekum
Willem van Rekum
 Belgium (BEL)
Édouard Bourguignon
Alphonse Ducatillon
Rémy Maertens
Christin Piek
Henri Pintens
Charles Van den Broeck
François Van Hoorenbeek
Gustave Wuyts

Participating nations

A total of 40(*) tug of war competitors from 5 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

(*) NOTE: Only competitors who participated in at least one pull are counted.

Two Italian reserves are known.


Place Nation
1  Great Britain (GBR)
2  Netherlands (NED)
3  Belgium (BEL)
4  United States (USA)
Charlton Brosius
Stephen Fields
Sylvester Granrose
Lloyd Kelsey
Joseph Kszyczewiski
William Penn
Joseph Rond
Joseph Winston
5  Italy (ITA)
Adriano Arnoldo
Silvio Calzolari
Romolo Carpi
Giovanni Forno
Rodolfo Rambozzi
Carlo Schiappapietra
Giuseppe Tonani
Amedeo Zotti
Cesare Cogliolo
Pietro Scasso

Gold medal round

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Great Britain (GBR) 2  
  United States (USA) 0       Great Britain (GBR) 2  
        Belgium (BEL) 0  
          Great Britain (GBR) 2
          Netherlands (NED) 0
        Netherlands (NED) 2
        Italy (ITA) 0    

Silver medal round

Bronze medal round


  • International Olympic Committee results database
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