Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 8 (heats and quarterfinals)
July 9 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 65 from 33 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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200 m men
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4×100 m relay men
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3000 m team race men
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The men's 200 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The first two rounds were held on July 8, with the semifinals and final on July 9. Sixty-five sprinters from 33 countries competed.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[1]

World record  Willie Applegarth (GBR) 21.2 s London, United Kingdom 4 July 1914
Olympic record  Archie Hahn (USA) 21.6 s St. Louis, United States 31 August 1904

Jackson Scholz of the US tied the Olympic record in the final.

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 8 July. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the second round.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Howard Kinsman South Africa 21.8 Q
2 André Mourlon France 21.8 Q
3 Pietro Pastorino Italy 22.1
4 James Hall India 22.5
5 José-María Larrabeiti Spain

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Bayes Norton[2] United States 21.8 Q
2 Cyril Coaffee Canada Q
3 Carlos Garces Mexico
4 Félix Mendizábal Spain

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Eric Liddell Great Britain 22.2 Q
2 Rudolf Rauch Austria 22.6 Q
3 Joseph Hilger Luxembourg
4 Herminio Ahumada Mexico

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Arthur Porritt New Zealand 22.4 Q
2 Larry Armstrong Canada Q
3 Karl Borner Switzerland
4 Lauri Härö Finland
5 Diego Ordoñéz Spain

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Henricus Broos Netherlands 22.6 Q
2 George Dunston South Africa Q
3 Paul Hammer Luxembourg
4 Mogens Truelsen Denmark
5 Oto Seviško Latvia

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz United States 22.4 Q
2 Gordon Hester Canada Q
3 Terence Pitt India
4 Pierre Parrain France

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Slip Carr Australia 22.6 Q
2 William Lowe Ireland 23.0 Q
3 Jan de Vries Netherlands 23.2

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 John MacKechenneay Canada 23.2 Q
2 Roy Norman Australia Q
3 Alexandros Papafingos Greece
4 Alois Linka Czechoslovakia
5 Wilfred Hildreth India

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 William Nichol Great Britain 22.6 Q
2 Ferenc Gerő Hungary Q
3 José Martínez Mexico

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 22.2 Q
2 Charles Paddock United States 22.3 Q
3 Gentil dos Santos Portugal 23.0
4 Johannes van Kampen Netherlands 23.1

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Paul Brochart Belgium 23.0 Q
2 Konstantinos Pantelidis Greece Q
3 Stanko Perpar Yugoslavia

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Lajos Kurunczy Hungary 22.6 Q
2 Sasago Tani Japan Q
3 Gvido Jekals Latvia

Heat 13

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 George Hill United States 22.0 Q
2 Thomas Matthewman Great Britain Q
3 Alvaro de Oliveira Brazil
4 Aleksander Szenajch Poland 22.8
5 Mariano Aguilar Mexico

Heat 14

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Joseph Jackson France 22.8 Q
2 Félix Escobar Argentina 23.0 Q
3 Zygmunt Weiss Poland 23.4

Heat 15

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Maurice Degrelle France 22.6 Q
2 Marinus van den Berge Netherlands Q
3 David Nepomuceno Philippines

Heat 16

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Sean Lavan Ireland 23.2 Q
2 Juan Junquera Spain Q
3 Reinhold Kesküll Estonia

Heat 17

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Valéry Théard Haiti 23.6 Q
2 Jānis Oja Latvia Q
3 Mohamed Burhan Turkey

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on July 8. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the semifinals.

Quarterfinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock United States 22.2 Q
2 William Nichol Great Britain 22.6 Q
3 George Dunston South Africa
4 Jānis Oja Latvia
5 Rudolf Rauch Austria

Quarterfinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Slip Carr Australia 21.8 Q
2 Eric Liddell Great Britain Q
3 Joseph Jackson France
4 Sean Lavan Ireland
5 John MacKechenneay Canada
6 Juan Junquera Spain

Quarterfinal 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz United States 21.8 Q
2 Cyril Coaffee Canada Q
3 Sasago Tani Japan
4 Valéry Théard Haiti
5 Roy Norman Australia
6 Kostas Pantelidis Greece

Quarterfinal 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 22.0 Q
2 Bayes Norton United States 22.3 Q
3 Maurice Degrelle France 22.4
4 Ferenc Gerő Hungary 22.4
5 Laurie Armstrong Canada
6 Félix Escobar Argentina

Quarterfinal 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Arthur Porritt New Zealand 22.0 Q
2 André Mourlon France 22.1 Q
3 Lajos Kurunczy Hungary
4 Thomas Matthewman Great Britain
5 William Lowe Ireland
6 Marinus van den Berge Netherlands

Quarterfinal 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 George Hill United States 21.8 Q
2 Howard Kinsman South Africa Q
3 Paul Brochart Belgium
4 Gordon Hester Canada
5 Henricus Broos Netherlands

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 9. The first three runners from each semifinal qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz United States 21.8 Q
2 George Hill United States 21.8 Q
3 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 21.9 Q
4 Slip Carr Australia 22.1
5 William Nichol Great Britain 22.4
6 Arthur Porritt New Zealand 22.6

Semifinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock United States 21.8 Q
2 Eric Liddell Great Britain 21.8 Q
3 Bayes Norton United States 22.1 Q
4 André Mourlon France 22.2
5 Howard Kinsman South Africa 22.3
6 Cyril Coaffee Canada 22.4

Final[edit]

The final was held on July 9.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result
1 4 Jackson Scholz United States 21.6 =OR
2 6 Charles Paddock United States 21.7
3 5 Eric Liddell Great Britain 21.9
4 1 George Hill United States 22.0
5 3 Bayes Norton United States 22.0
6 2 Harold Abrahams Great Britain 22.3

References[edit]