Tug of war at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Men's tug of war
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueFrancis Field
DatesAugust 31
September 1
Competitors30 from 3 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«19001908»

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. Six teams from three nations competing, with a total of 30 athletes involved. The four American teams took the top four places.

Results[edit | edit source]

Tug of war competition at the 1904 Games

August 30 was the first day of the tug of war competition. The two quarterfinal matches and the first semifinal match (between the two teams who had had byes in the quarterfinals) were held. The rest of the competition was conducted on 1 September.

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

Losers were eliminated.

Winner Loser
 Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA)  Boers (RSA)
 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)  Pan-Hellenic (GRE)
 New York Athletic Club (USA) Bye
 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA) Bye

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

The losers were sent to the repechage, to play each other for the chance to play the loser of the final for second place.

Winner Loser
 Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA)  Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)
 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA)  New York Athletic Club (USA)

Final[edit | edit source]

The winner received the gold medal, while the loser had to play the winner of the repechage in the silver medal match.

Winner Loser
 Milwaukee Athletic Club (USA)  Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 (USA)

Bronze medal match[edit | edit source]

The winner of this match played the loser of the final for the silver medal.

Winner Loser
 New York Athletic Club (USA)  Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 1 (USA)

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Team Nation
1 Milwaukee Athletic Club  United States
2 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2  United States
3 New York Athletic Club  United States
4 Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2  United States
5-6 Pan-Hellenic  Greece
Boers  South Africa

Participating nations[edit | edit source]

6 teams of 5, for a total of 30 athletes, competed. The host team had four teams, and two other nations each sent one.

Medal table[edit | edit source]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 1 1 1 3

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