The Fourth Olympiad London 1908 - page 11

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Heat
I
5.-
J.
A. Rector, United States,
I ;
G. Racz, Hungary,
2;
W. Kohlmey,
G~rm1ny, 3. Rector won in the fast time of
10}
sec. (ties Olympic record).
Heat
r6.-
J.
P. Stark, United Kingdom,
I ;
G. Torretta, Italy,
2.
Won
by
2
yards. Time,
I
rt
sec.
Heat
17.-P.
J.
Roche, United Kingdom, r ; C. Bechler, Germany,
2.
Won
by
2
yards. Time, r
1~
sec.
SECOND ROUND.
Heat
1.-R.
E. Walker, South Africa,
I ;
VI.
W. May, United tate ,
2;
P.
J.
Roche, United Kingdom, 3; L. B. Stevens, United States, 4. A beautiful
tart. Walker had just got his head
in
front at half way, and the others could
never hold him afterwards. Won by a yard. Time,
10.f
sec. (ties Olympic
record).
Heat
2.-R.
Kerr, Canada, r ;
D.R.
Sherman, United tates,
2;
J.
W. Morton,
United Kingdom, 3. Kerr's stride carried him clean away from herman and
Morton, ancl the Canadian won by 3 yards. Time,
1 I
sec.
Heat
3.-
J.
A. Rector, United tates, r ; H.
J.
HufI, United States,
2;
E.
J.
Duffy, South Africa, 3;
R.
C. Duncan, United Kingdom, 4.
one-sided
heat. Rector won by 3 yards. Time,
10}
sec. (ties Olympic record).
Heat
4.-N.
J.
Cartmell, United tates, r ; L. Robertson, United tates,
2;
J.
P. tark, United Kingdom, 3;
J.
P. George, United Kingdom, 4. Cartmell
was just thJ faster of the American , and won by a foot. Time, r
11
sec.
R.
E. Walker, South frica
J. .
Rector, United States
R.
Kerr, Canada
N.
J.
Cartmell, United tates
FINAL.
Time,
10t
sec.
2
3
4
\"Valker started inside, Kerr outside, with the ,. mericans in the middle.
Walker led, Yerr started badly. Half way Rector ju t pa sed Walker,
with the others very close up. Walker spurted magnificently, got level
with Rector, ran level for some six yards, and then shot ahead and won by
over three feet, with Kerr third, a shade in front of artmell. For the
fonrth time in this event the Olympic record for
Jo:)
metres, by F. W.
Jarvis, of New York, at Paris in
1900,
was equalled; for Rector did
10J
twice, and Walker also.
R. E. Walker, aged
19,
came from Natal, where he was born, and had
not been originally selected in the outh Afri an team.
He was
5
ft.
7 in. high, and weighed 9 st. 4 lb. He was perfectly trained for the
day of the race, and has don even faster performances since hi return to
South Africa.
A Diploma of Merit for the Hundred Metre wa award d to
N.
J.
Cartmell, U..A.
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