Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 6 (heats and quarterfinals)
July 7 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 86 from 34 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. This race was depicted in the film Chariots of Fire. The first two rounds were held on July 6, with the semifinals and final on July 7. Eighty-six sprinters from 34 countries competed.[1]

Eric Liddell, a devout Christian, was formerly registered to compete in the event, but dropped out because the heat was on Sunday, and his faith compelled him to keep Sunday as the Sabbath. Many newspapers and people turned against him until he entered in the 400 meters and won.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2]

World record  Charles Paddock (USA) 10.4 s Redlands, United States 23 April 1921
Olympic record  Donald Lippincott (USA) 10.6 s Stockholm, Sweden 6 July 1912

No new records were set in 1924, though Harold Abrahams equalled the Olympic record three times.

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 6 July. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the second round.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Loren Murchison United States 10.8 Q
2 Arthur Porritt New Zealand 10.9 Q
3 Camilo Rivas Argentina
4 Mariano Aguilar Mexico
5 Alberto Jurado Ecuador

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Cyril Coaffee Canada 11.0 Q
2 Ernesto Bonacina Italy 11.2 Q
3 Mogens Truelsen Denmark
4 Gentil dos Santos Portugal
5 Alois Linka Czechoslovakia 11.6

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock United States 11.2 Q
2 Oto Seviško Latvia 11.8 Q
3 Ferdinand Kaindl Austria

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Maurice Degrelle France 11.0 Q
2 Reijo Halme Finland 11.1 Q
3 Frederik Lamp Netherlands
4 Friedrich Schedl Austria
5 Władysław Dobrowolski Poland 11.5
6 Rauf Hasağasi Turkey

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Lajos Kurunczy Hungary 11.4 Q
2 Johans Oja Latvia Q
3 Henricus Cockuyt Belgium
4 Wilfred Hildreth India
5 Lawrence Betts South Africa

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Henricus Broos Netherlands 11.0 Q
2 George Dunston South Africa 11.2 Q
3 Antonín Svoboda Czechoslovakia 11.3
4 Poul Schiang Denmark 11.5
5 José-María Larrabeiti Spain 11.6
6 David Nepomuceno Philippines

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Lancelot Royle Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Giovanni Frangipane Italy 11.1 Q
3 Valéry Théard Haiti 11.2
4 Juan Junqueras Spain 11.3
5 Zygmunt Weiss Poland 11.4

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Walter Rangeley Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Marinus van den Berge Netherlands 11.1 Q
3 Diego Ordóñez Spain
4 David Moriaud Switzerland
5 Karel Pott Portugal
6 Miguel Enrico Argentina

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Albert Heisé France 11.2 Q
2 Gusztáv Rózsahegyi Hungary 11.3 Q
3 Lauri Härö Finland 11.3
4 Curt Wiberg Sweden 11.4
5 Alexandros Papafingos Greece

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 William Nichol Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Paul Brochart Belgium 11.1 Q
3 Laurence Armstrong Canada
4 Konstantinos Pantelidis Greece
5 Gvido Jekals Latvia

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Chester Bowman United States 11.0 Q
2 Walter Strebi Switzerland 11.2 Q
3 James Hall India 11.3
4 Bror Österdahl Sweden 11.3
5 Félix Escobar Argentina
6 Herminio Ahumada Mexico

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 George Hester Canada 11.2 Q
2 Johannes van Kampen Netherlands 11.2 Q
3 Karl Borner Switzerland
4 William Lowe Ireland
5 László Muskát Hungary
- Eugène Moetbeek Belgium DQ

Heat 13

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz United States 10.8 Q
2 Paul Hammer Luxembourg 11.3 Q
3 Terence Pitt India 11.3
4 Knut Russell Sweden 11.3
5 Reinhold Kesküll Estonia 11.5

Heat 14

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Slip Carr Australia 11.0 Q
3 Sasago Tani Japan
4 Anton Husgafvel Finland
5 Álvaro Ribeiro Brazil
6 Şekip Engineri Turkey

Heat 15

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 André Mourlon France 11.0 Q
2 Enrico Torre Italy 11.2 Q
3 Joseph Hilger Luxembourg

Heat 16

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Félix Mendizábal Spain 11.4 Q
2 Anthony Vince Canada 11.4 Q
3 Vittorio Zucca Italy 11.5
4 Stanisław Sośnicki Poland 11.6
5 Artūrs Gedvillo Latvia

Heat 17

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Ferenc Gerő Hungary 11.0 Q
2 René Mourlon France 11.0 Q
3 Väinö Eskola Finland 11.1
4 Aleksander Szenajch Poland

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on July 6. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the semifinals.

Quarterfinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Loren Murchison United States 10.8 Q
2 Giovanni Frangipane Italy 11.0 Q
3 Henricus Broos Netherlands 11.1
4 Paul Hammer Luxembourg 11.1
5 Reijo Halme Finland 11.1
6 Anthony Vince Canada

Quarterfinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Chester Bowman United States 10.8 Q
2 Arthur Porritt New Zealand 10.9 Q
3 Walter Rangeley Great Britain 11.0
4 René Mourlon France 11.0
5 Lajos Kurunczy Hungary 11.0
6 Enrico Torre Italy

Quarterfinal 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Cyril Coaffee Canada 10.8 Q
2 William Nichol Great Britain 11.0 Q
3 André Mourlon France 11.1
4 Marinus van den Berge Netherlands
5 Jānis Oja Latvia
6 Walter Strebi Switzerland DNS

Quarterfinal 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 10.6 Q =OR
2 Gordon Hester Canada 10.7 Q
3 Ferenc Gerő Hungary
4 Albert Heisé France
5 Ernesto Bonacina Italy
6 Félix Mendizábal Spain

Quarterfinal 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock United States 10.8 Q
2 Maurice Degrelle France 11.0 Q
3 Johannes van Kampen Netherlands
4 George Dunston South Africa
5 Gusztáv Rózsahegyi Hungary

Quarterfinal 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz United States 10.8 Q
2 Slip Carr Australia 10.9 Q
3 Lancelot Royle Great Britain
4 Paul Brochart Belgium
5 Oto Seviško Latvia

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 7. The first three runners from each semifinal qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz United States 10.8 Q
2 Arthur Porritt New Zealand 11.1 Q
3 Loren Murchison United States 11.2 Q
4 William Nichol Great Britain 11.3
5 Maurice Degrelle France 11.4
6 Gordon Hester Canada 11.5

Semifinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 10.6 Q =OR
2 Charles Paddock United States 10.7 Q
3 Chester Bowman United States 10.7 Q
4 Slip Carr Australia 10.7
5 Cyril Coaffee Canada 10.8
6 Giovanni Frangipane Italy 11.2

Final[edit]

The final was held on July 7.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result
1 4 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 10.6 =OR
2 3 Jackson Scholz United States 10.7
3 6 Arthur Porritt New Zealand 10.8
4 5 Chester Bowman United States 10.9
5 1 Charles Paddock United States 10.9
6 2 Loren Murchison United States 11.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ Olympic.org

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