Russian Empire at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Russian Empire at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Russia.svg
IOC code RU1
NOC Russian Olympic Committee
in Paris
Competitors 4 in 2 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Russia (1994–)

The Russian Empire competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the first appearance of the European nation, which had entered the names of competitors for the first modern Olympics in 1896 but had failed to appear.

Results by event


The Russian team had two riders in the initial Olympic equestrian competitions.

Event Place Equestrian Time, height,
or distance
Jumping 4-37 Unknown[1] Unknown
High jump 5-18 Unknown[2] Unknown
Long jump 5-17 Vladimir Orlov (ru) Unknown
de Poliakov Unknown


Russia competed in fencing in the nation's first Olympic appearance. The nation sent 3 fencers; all were sabre professionals.[3] Only two competed.[4]

Event Place Fencer Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Masters sabre 5th Yulian Michaux 1st-4th
in pool
N/A 2nd place
semifinal B
5th place
7th Pyotr Zakovorot 1st-4th
in pool
3rd place
semifinal B
7th place


  1. ^ Either Orloff or de Poliakov entered, and is assumed to have competed. No record exists of which it was, and the official report indicates numbers of entrants per nation rather than competitors. Since not all entrants competed, it is uncertain if a Russian actually competed.
  2. ^ Again, this was either Orloff or de Poliakov. De Wael indicates that all entrants competed in this event, so whichever Russian entered did compete.
  3. ^ Official report 1900 Page 165
  4. ^ Russia Fencing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games


  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Equestrian 1900". Accessed 19 January 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.
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