Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 6 (quarterfinals)
July 7 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 43 from 21 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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The men's 800 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Sunday, July 6, 1924 to Tuesday, July 8, 1924.

As for all other races the track was 500 metres in circumference.

Forty-three middle distance runners from 21 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:51.9 United States Ted Meredith Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912
Olympic Record 1:51.9 United States Ted Meredith Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

All heats were held on Sunday, July 6, 1924.

The best three finishers of every heat qualified for the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  René Wiriath (FRA) 1:59.0 Q
2  Bill Richardson (USA) 1:59.6 Q
3  Gösta Jansson (FIN) 1:59.9 Q
4  Clifford Davis (RSA)

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Clarence Oldfield (RSA) 1:58.0 Q
2  Harry Houghton (GBR) 1:58.4 Q
3  Schuyler Enck (USA) 1:58.6 Q
4  Maurice Grosclaude (FRA)
5  Mario-Giuseppe Bonini (ITA)
6  Eduard Riedl (TCH) 2:02.5

Heat 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Paul Martin (SUI) 2:00.2 Q
2  Sven Emil Lundgren (SWE) 2:01.4 Q
3  Jack Harris (CAN) 2:01.6 Q
4  Malcolm Boyd (AUS)

Heat 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Adriaan Paulen (NED) 1:59.2 Q
2  John Watters (USA) 1:59.8 Q
3  Tom McKay (CAN) 2:00.1 Q
4  Puccio Pucci (ITA)
5  Roy Norman (AUS)
6  Narciso Costa (BRA)

Heat 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Rudolf Johansson (SWE) 1:57.6 Q
2  François Morren (BEL) Q
3  Edgar Mountain (GBR) Q
4  Ferruccio Bruni (ITA)
5  Hec Phillips (CAN)
6  Stefan Ołdak (POL) 2:09.0

Heat 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Kai Jensen (DEN) 1:58.4 Q
2  Norman MacEachern (IRL) Q
3  Ray Dodge (USA) Q
4  Stefan Kostrzewski (POL) 2:01.6
5  Menso Menso (NED)
6  Jack Newman (AUS)
7  Christophe Mirgain (LUX)

Heat 7

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Henry Stallard (GBR) 1:57.6 Q
2  Louis Philipps (FRA) 1:58.6 Q
3  Albert Larsen (DEN) 1:58.8 Q
4  Tokushige Noto (JPN)
5  Erik Byléhn (SWE)

Heat 8

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Douglas Lowe (GBR) 1:58.0 Q
2  Georges Baraton (FRA) 1:59.2 Q
3  Charles Hoff (NOR) 2:02.1 Q
4  Karel Přibyl (TCH) 2:03.8
5  Guillermo Amparan (MEX)

Semifinals[edit]

All semi-finals were held on Monday, July 7, 1924.

The best three finishers of every heat qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Henry Stallard (GBR) 1:54.2 Q
2  Bill Richardson (USA) 1:55.0 Q
3  Paul Martin (SUI) 1:55.6 Q
4  Rudolf Johansson (SWE) 1:55.7
5  Kai Jensen (DEN)
6  Clarence Oldfield (RSA)
7  Georges Baraton (FRA) 1:57.6
8  Tom McKay (CAN) 1:58.5

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Douglas Lowe (GBR) 1:56.8 Q
2  Harry Houghton (GBR) 1:57.3 Q
3  John Watters (USA) 1:57.4 Q
4  Sven Emil Lundgren (SWE) 1:57.6
5  Norman MacEachern (IRL) 1:58.3
6  François Morren (BEL) 1:58.5
7  René Wiriath (FRA) 1:59.6
8  Albert Larsen (DEN) 2:00.2

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Ray Dodge (USA) 1:57.0 Q
2  Schuyler Enck (USA) 1:57.6 Q
3  Charles Hoff (NOR) 1:58.4 Q
4  Adriaan Paulen (NED) 1:58.8
5  Gösta Jansson (FIN) 1:59.4
6  Jack Harris (CAN)
7  Edgar Mountain (GBR)
8  Louis Philipps (FRA)

Final[edit]

The final was held on Tuesday, July 8, 1924.

Place Athlete Time
1  Douglas Lowe (GBR) 1:52.4
2  Paul Martin (SUI) 1:52.6
3  Schuyler Enck (USA) 1:53.0
4  Henry Stallard (GBR) 1:53.0
5  Bill Richardson (USA) 1:53.8
6  Ray Dodge (USA) 1:54.2
7  John Watters (USA) 1:54.8
8  Charles Hoff (NOR) 1:56.7
9  Harry Houghton (GBR) 1:58.0

References[edit]