|Poster for the 1912 Summer Olympics, designed by Olle Hjortzberg|
|Host city||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Opened by||King Gustaf V|
|Antwerp 1920 → Berlin 1916 →|
Who won the pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics?
Modern pentathlon at the 1912 Summer Olympics
|Men’s modern pentathlon at the Games of the V Olympiad|
|Competitors||32 from 10 nations|
|Gösta Lillehöök Sweden Gösta Åsbrink Sweden Georg de Laval Sweden|
Who was the major star in the 1912 Olympics?
The star of the 1912 Olympics was American Jim Thorpe. Entered in four events, he began slowly with a fourth-place finish in the high jump and a seventh-place finish in the long jump. In the pentathlon and decathlon, however, Thorpe dominated the events to win two gold medals.
Did Jim Thorpe’s shoes get stolen?
Before the second day of decathlon, Jim Thorpe’s shoes were stolen. Hastily, he found two different shoes lying in a garbage can to compete with. (One of them was too big, so he wore an extra sock to make it fit.) Thorpe won the high jump, then won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.6 seconds.
How old was the youngest swimmer at the Olympics?
The youngest swimmer in US history was Donna Elizabeth de Varona. She won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics at 13 years old.
Was there an Olympics in 1912?
The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 5 May and 22 July 1912. Twenty-eight nations and 2,408 competitors, including 48 women, competed in 102 events in 14 sports.
Was there an Olympics in 1916?
1916 Olympic Games – Cancelled due to WWI
The 1916 Games were to be held in Berlin but were cancelled due to the outbreak of the First World War. The Games would eventually be held in Berlin in 1936.
What is Olympic pentathlon?
Modern Pentathlon comprises the five disciplines of fencing, swimming, show jumping, shooting and running. … Competitors even show jump on a horse they have never met before! Pentathlon was a premier event in the ancient Olympic Games and has been a core sport of the modern Olympic Games since 1912.