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3200 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics

3200 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: The steeplechase event is similar to the hurdling event. The event was developed in the British islands. The name steeplechase was derived from the popular horse racing category, the "steeplechase". The event in the modern athletics is an adaptation of the two miles long cross country steeplechase race. In the event, the athletes have to face a certain number of barriers set across the running track during the race.

The 3200 meter steeplechase event has become outdated at the current time. The event was a part of the track and field competitions in the earlier days. Great speed and sound technique are the key factors for success in the 3200 meter steeplechase event.

3200 meter Steeplechase Event in Summer Olympics: The 3200 meter steeplechase event was contested only once at the 1908 London Summer Games. The event was included in the men's athletics program during the Olympic competition.

Rules for 3200 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: The rules vital for the 3200 meter steeplechase event at the Summer Games were-

  • The barriers used in the steeplechase event have to be adjustable in different events.
  • The athletes have to perform a certain number of jumps in each lap of the steeplechase race. The water jump has to be included among the jumps.
  • The organizing committee is authorized to determine the length of the water pit in the steeplechase event.
  • The water jump is compulsory for the athletes competing in the steeplechase event. Jumping on one side of the water pit is not allowed. However, the athletes can go over the barriers in any probable way.
  • An athlete once out of the track during the race is considered to be out of the race.
  • Any athlete obstructing his competitors' way during the race is liable to be disqualified from the competition.
  • Medal Winners in the 3200 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: Arthur Russell, Archie Robertson and John Eisele are the athletes who won medals in the 3200 meter steeplechase event at the 1908 London Summer Games.

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