Argentina at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Argentina at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ARG
NOC Comité Olímpico Argentino
Website www.coarg.org.ar (Spanish)
At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors
Flag bearer Enrique Thompson
Medals
Rank: 16
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
6
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Argentina competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold national polo team, ArgentinaArgentina national polo team
Arturo Kenny   Juan Nelson
Juan Miles   Enrique Padilla
Guillermo Naylor
Polo July 12
 Silver Brunetto, LuisLuis Brunetto Athletics Men's triple jump July 12
 Silver Copello, AlfredoAlfredo Copello Boxing Men's lightweight July 20
 Silver Méndez, HéctorHéctor Méndez Boxing Men's welterweight July 20
 Bronze Quartucci, PedroPedro Quartucci Boxing Men's featherweight July 20
 Bronze Porzio, AlfredoAlfredo Porzio Boxing Men's heavyweight July 20

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alberto Zorrilla 100 m freestyle 1:08.2 2 Q 1:07.6 6 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 5:49.4 4 Did not advance
Juan Behrensen
Tomás Jones
Jorge Moreau
Alberto Zorrilla
4×200 m freestyle relay 11:25.0 4 Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Ten athletes represented Argentina in 1920. It was the nation's debut appearance in the sport. Brunetto took a silver medal in the triple jump, and briefly held the Olympic record in the event.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Federico Brewster 400 m 51.8 2 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
Luis Brunetto Triple jump N/A 15.425 OR 1 Q 15.425 2nd
Emilio Casanovas 400 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
Francisco Dova 400 m 51.0 3 Did not advance
Miguel Enrico 100 m Unknown 6 Did not advance
Félix Escobar 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
200 m 23.0 2 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
400 m 51.4 3 Did not advance
Camilo Rivas 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
Enrique Thompson 400 m hurdles N/A 57.0 3 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A 6310.525 13
Otto Diesch
Félix Escobar
Guillermo Newberry
Camilo Rivas
4x100 m relay N/A 44.0 3 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Ten boxers represented Argentina at the 1924 Games. It was the nation's second appearance in boxing. Argentina won its first medals in the sport, taking four medals total but no championships.

Boxer Weight class Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Vicente Catada Flyweight Bye  Fee (USA)
L
Did not advance 9
Alfredo Copello Lightweight  White (GBR)
W
 Marfut (ITA)
W
 Rothwell (USA)
W
 Tholey (FRA)
W
 Nielsen (DEN)
L
2nd
Manuel Gallardo Middleweight Bye  Brousse (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9
Héctor Méndez Welterweight  Palm (EST)
W
 Petersen (DEN)
W
 Mello (USA)
W
 Dwyer (IRL)
W
 Delarge (BEL)
L
2nd
Benjamín Pertuzzo Bantamweight  Ricciardi (ITA)
W
 Hilliard (IRL)
W
 Tripoli (USA)
L
Did not advance 5
Alfredo Porzio Heavyweight N/A  Peguilhan (FRA)
W
 Greathouse (USA)
W
 von Porat (NOR)
L
 de Best (NED)
W
3rd
Pedro Quartucci Featherweight  Stuckmann (FRA)
W
 Beavis (GBR)
W
 Depont (FRA)
W
 Fields (USA)
L
 Devergnies (BEL)
W
3rd
Mario Reilly Lightweight  Valdero (ESP)
L
Did not advance 17
Arturo Rodríguez Light heavyweight  Petersen (DEN)
L
Did not advance 17
Alfredo Santoro Welterweight Bye  Stauffer (SUI)
L
Did not advance 9

Cycling[edit]

Five cyclists represented Argentina in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport.

Road cycling[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Luis de Meyer Time trial 7:14:10.4 31
Julio Polet Time trial Did not finish
Cosme Saavedra Time trial 7:09:16.2 30
José Zampìchiatti Time trial 7:24:17.0 43
Luis de Meyer
Julio Polet
Cosme Saavedra
José Zampìchiatti
Team time trial 21:47:43.6 9

Track cycling[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event First round First repechage Quarterfinals Second repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Luis de Meyer 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Eugenio Gret 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Sprint Unknown 2 r Unknown 3 Did not advance
Julio Polet 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Sprint Unknown 2 r Unknown 2 Did not advance
Cosme Saavedra 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36

Fencing[edit]

Thirteen fencers, all men, represented Argentina in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, and first since 1900. Larraz matched the country's best individual fencing result to date, set in 1900, at fifth place.

Men

Ranks given are within the pool.

Fencer Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Francisco Bollini Épée 2–7 8 N/A Did not advance
Horacio Casco Foil 2–1 2 Q 2–3 4 Did not advance
Sabre N/A 4–2 1 Q 5–3 3 Q 1–6 8
Carlos Guerrico Foil 0–3 4 Did not advance
Roberto Larraz Foil 1–2 3 Q 5–0 1 Q 4–1 2 Q 3–2 4 Q 2–4 5
Luis Lucchetti Épée 4–4 5 Q N/A 7–3 1 Q 5–6 7 Did not advance
Carmelo Merlo Sabre N/A 4–3 4 Q 3–5 6 Did not advance
Pedro Nazar Épée 6–2 1 Q N/A 2–7 8 Did not advance
Wenceslao Paunero Épée 4–4 2 Q N/A 0–9 10 Did not advance
Arturo Ponce Sabre N/A 1–4 5 Did not advance
Raúl Sola Sabre N/A 3–3 4 Q 4–4 5 Did not advance
Horacio Casco
Roberto Larraz
Luis Lucchetti
Ángel Santamarina
Team foil 1–0 1 Q N/A 1–1 2 Q 0–2 3 Did not advance
Luis Lucchetti
Pedro Nazar
Wenceslao Paunero
Cipriano Pons
Team épée 0–2 3 N/A Did not advance
Horacio Casco
Carmelo Merlo
Arturo Ponce
Raúl Sola
Santiago Torres
Team sabre 1–0 1 Q N/A 2–0 1 Q 0–2 3 Did not advance

Polo[edit]

Argentina sent a polo team to the Olympics for the first time in 1924. In the round-robin tournament, defeated Spain handily in its first game. The second game for Argentina was against the United States, who had already won their other three games and could clinch the gold by beating Argentina. The South Americans were able to come from behind late in the match, however, and defeat the United States. They then beat Great Britain and France to secure the championship.

Ranks given are within the pool.

Players Event Round robin
Wins Losses Points for Points against Rank
Arturo Kenny
Juan Miles
Guillermo Naylor
Juan Nelson
Enrique Padilla
Men's polo 4 0 46 14 1st
July 4
Argentina 16–2 Spain

July 6
Argentina 6–5 United States

July 9
Argentina 9–5 Great Britain

July 12
Argentina 15–2 France

Rowing[edit]

Nine rowers represented Argentina in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event Semifinals Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Julio Alles
Alberto Anderson
Francisco Borgonovo
Federico Lecto
Miguel Madero
David Nolting
Carlos Serantes
Armando Trebucco
Eights Unknown 3 r Unknown 2 Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Five sailors represented Argentina in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport.

Sailor Event Qualifying Final
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Race 1 Race 2 Total Rank
Bernardo Milhas Olympic monotype 5 3 N/A Did not advance
Rolando Aguirre
César Gérico
Juan Milberg
Bernardo Milhas
Mario Uriburu
8 metre class 4 3 4 11 Did not advance 5

Shooting[edit]

Eight sport shooters represented Argentina in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport.

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
Lorenzo Amaya 25 m rapid fire pistol 18 4
Carlos Balestrini 25 m rapid fire pistol 15 30
Victor Bigand 25 m rapid fire pistol 16 21
Antonio Daneri 50 m rifle, prone 382 34
Jorge del Mazo 50 m rifle, prone 382 34
Juan Martino 50 m rifle, prone 389 12
Matías Osinalde 25 m rapid fire pistol 18 5
Abelardo Rico 50 m rifle, prone 389 12

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Héctor Cattaruzza Singles  Papadopoulos (GRE)
W 7–5, 7–5, 6–1
 van Lennep (NED)
L 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Carlos Dumas Singles Bye  Aeschlimann (SUI)
L 5–7, 4–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Arturo Hortal Singles  Castro (POR)
W 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
 Hunter (USA)
L 3–6, 3–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Guillermo Robson Singles Bye Bye  Alonso (ESP)
L 9–7, 4–6, 0–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Héctor Cattaruzza
Jorge Williams
Doubles N/A Bye  Wennergren /
Müller (SWE)
L 2–6, 0–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Carlos Dumas
Guillermo Robson
Doubles N/A Bye  Grahn /
Schybergson (FIN)
W 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
 Lacoste /
Borotra (FRA)
L 4–6, 1–6, 3–6
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event 1H Snatch 1H Clean & Jerk Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Carlos Bergara Men's −82.5 kg 80 85 92.5 97.5 127.5 482.5 5
Alfredo Pianta Men's −75 kg 62.5 80 75 80 105 402.5 12
Ángel Rovere Men's −75 kg 62.5 72.5 72.5 85 112.5 405 11

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