Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Men's decathlon
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Date 11–12 July
Competitors 36 from 22 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeplechase men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
10 km walk men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon men
Decathlon men
Cross-country events
Individual men
Team men

The men's decathlon event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was the fourth appearance of a decathlon at the Olympics. The competition was held on Friday, 11 July, and Saturday, 12 July 1924.

Thirty-six decathletes from 22 nations competed.

Results[edit]

100 meters[edit]

This event was held on 11 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Time Points
1 Harold Osborn United States 11.2 857.2
2 Constant Bucher Switzerland 11.4 809.6
2 Enrique Thompson Argentina 11.4 809.6
2 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 11.4 809.6
2 Gabriel Sempé France 11.4 809.6
2 Gvido Jekals Latvia 11.4 809.6
2 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 11.4 809.6
8 Adolf Meier Switzerland 11.6 762.0
8 Adolfo Contoli Italy 11.6 762.0
8 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 11.6 762.0
8 Donald Slack Great Britain 11.6 762.0
8 Edward Sutherland South Africa 11.6 762.0
8 Elemér Somfay Hungary 11.6 762.0
8 Emerson Norton United States 11.6 762.0
8 Harry Frieda United States 11.6 762.0
8 Helge Jansson Sweden 11.6 762.0
8 Tokushige Noto Japan 11.6 762.0
8 Gaston Médécin Monaco 11.6 762.0
8 Édouard Armand Haiti 11.6 762.0
20 Antoni Cejzik Poland 11.8 714.4
20 Denis Duigan Australia 11.8 714.4
20 Elmar Rähn Estonia 11.8 714.4
20 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 11.8 714.4
20 Josse Ruth Belgium 11.8 714.4
20 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 11.8 714.4
20 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 11.8 714.4
20 Valter Ever Estonia 11.8 714.4
20 Bill Shanahan Ireland 11.8 714.4
20 Otto Anderson United States 11.8 714.4
30 Antti Huusari Finland 12.0 666.8
30 Bertil Fastén Sweden 12.0 666.8
30 Iivari Yrjölä Finland 12.0 666.8
33 Evert Nilsson Sweden 12.2 619.2
33 Stelios Benardis Greece 12.2 619.2
35 Ðuro Gašpar Yugoslavia 12.6 524.0
36 Percy Spark Great Britain 12.8 476.4

Long Jump[edit]

This event was held on 11 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Distance (m) Points
1 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 6.96 843.200
2 Emerson Norton United States 6.92 833.400
2 Harold Osborn United States 6.92 833.400
4 Edward Sutherland South Africa 6.67 772.150
5 Gaston Médécin Monaco 6.52 735.400
6 Iivari Yrjölä Finland 6.50 730.500
7 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 6.49 728.050
8 Gvido Jekals Latvia 6.48 725.600
9 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 6.46 720.700
10 Valter Ever Estonia 6.45 718.250
11 Tokushige Noto Japan 6.42 710.900
12 Elemér Somfay Hungary 6.40 706.000
12 Evert Nilsson Sweden 6.40 706.000
14 Édouard Armand Haiti 6.385 702.325
15 Adolfo Contoli Italy 6.37 698.650
16 Helge Jansson Sweden 6.32 686.400
17 Josse Ruth Belgium 6.31 683.950
17 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 6.31 683.950
19 Elmar Rähn Estonia 6.27 674.150
20 Bill Shanahan Ireland 6.20 657.000
21 Bertil Fastén Sweden 6.18 652.100
22 Adolf Meier Switzerland 6.175 650.875
23 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 6.17 649.650
24 Antti Huusari Finland 6.16 647.200
25 Constant Bucher Switzerland 6.12 637.400
26 Enrique Thompson Argentina 6.10 632.500
27 Gabriel Sempé France 6.08 627.600
28 Denis Duigan Australia 6.03 615.350
29 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 6.00 608.000
30 Donald Slack Great Britain 5.98 603.100
31 Harry Frieda United States 5.94 593.300
32 Stelios Benardis Greece 5.70 534.500
33 Antoni Cejzik Poland 5.68 529.600
34 Ðuro Gašpar Yugoslavia 5.305 437.725
35 Percy Spark Great Britain 5.17 404.650
Otto Anderson United States No mark 0

Shot Put[edit]

This event was held 11 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Distance (m) Points
1 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 13.28 794.0
2 Iivari Yrjölä Finland 13.08 774.0
3 Emerson Norton United States 13.04 770.0
4 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 12.27 693.0
5 Helge Jansson Sweden 12.22 688.0
6 Antti Huusari Finland 12.025 668.5
7 Antoni Cejzik Poland 11.875 653.5
8 Harold Osborn United States 11.435 609.5
9 Bertil Fastén Sweden 11.415 607.5
10 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 11.31 597.0
11 Gaston Médécin Monaco 11.295 595.5
12 Harry Frieda United States 11.01 567.0
13 Ðuro Gašpar Yugoslavia 10.95 561
14 Valter Ever Estonia 10.90 556.0
15 Edward Sutherland South Africa 10.865 552.5
16 Percy Spark Great Britain 10.86 552.0
17 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 10.56 522.0
18 Elemér Somfay Hungary 10.555 521.5
19 Adolfo Contoli Italy 10.54 520.0
20 Gvido Jekals Latvia 10.41 507.0
21 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 10.355 501.5
22 Enrique Thompson Argentina 10.345 500.5
23 Gabriel Sempé France 10.335 499.5
24 Evert Nilsson Sweden 10.095 475.5
25 Adolf Meier Switzerland 10.00 466.0
26 Stelios Benardis Greece 9.895 455.5
27 Denis Duigan Australia 9.735 439.5
28 Constant Bucher Switzerland 9.71 437.0
29 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 9.63 429.0
30 Bill Shanahan Ireland 9.615 427.5
31 Tokushige Noto Japan 9.555 421.5
32 Elmar Rähn Estonia 9.525 418.5
33 Donald Slack Great Britain 8.765 342.5
34 Josse Ruth Belgium 8.74 340.0
35 Édouard Armand Haiti 8.65 331.0

High Jump[edit]

This event was held 11 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Height (m) Points
1 Harold Osborn United States 1.97 1056
2 Emerson Norton United States 1.92 986
3 Helge Jansson Sweden 1.83 860
4 Edward Sutherland South Africa 1.80 818
4 Iivari Yrjölä Finland 1.80 818
6 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 1.75 748
6 Denis Duigan Australia 1.75 748
8 Antoni Cejzik Poland 1.70 678
8 Antti Huusari Finland 1.70 678
8 Enrique Thompson Argentina 1.70 678
8 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 1.70 678
8 Gvido Jekals Latvia 1.70 678
8 Josse Ruth Belgium 1.70 678
8 Valter Ever Estonia 1.70 678
8 Bill Shanahan Ireland 1.70 678
16 Adolfo Contoli Italy 1.65 608
16 Bertil Fastén Sweden 1.65 608
16 Donald Slack Great Britain 1.65 608
16 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 1.65 608
16 Gabriel Sempé France 1.65 608
21 Constant Bucher Switzerland 1.60 538
21 Elemér Somfay Hungary 1.60 538
21 Elmar Rähn Estonia 1.60 538
21 Harry Freida United States 1.60 538
21 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 1.60 538
21 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 1.60 538
21 Stelios Benardis Greece 1.60 538
21 Gaston Médécin Monaco 1.60 538
21 Édouard Armand Haiti 1.60 538
21 Ðuro Gašpar Yugoslavia 1.60 538
31 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 1.50 398
31 Tokushige Noto Japan 1.50 398
33 Percy Spark Great Britain 1.40 258
Adolf Meier Switzerland No mark 0
Evert Nilsson Sweden No mark 0

400 meters[edit]

This event was held 11 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Time Points
1 Tokushige Noto Japan 51.4 879.68
2 Josse Ruth Belgium 51.8 864.64
3 Denis Duigan Australia 52.0 857.12
3 Enrique Thompson Argentina 52.0 857.12
5 Emerson Norton United States 53.0 819.52
5 Gaston Médécin Monaco 53.0 819.52
5 Édouard Armand Haiti 53.0 819.52
8 Harold Osborn United States 53.2 812.00
9 Antti Huusari Finland 53.4 804.48
9 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 53.4 804.48
11 Elmar Rähn Estonia 53.6 796.96
12 Constant Bucher Switzerland 54.0 781.92
12 Harry Frieda United States 54.0 781.92
12 Iivari Yrjölä Finland 54.0 781.92
15 Gvido Jekals Latvia 54.2 774.40
15 Helge Jansson Sweden 54.2 774.40
17 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 54.4 766.88
18 Bertil Fastén Sweden 54.6 759.36
18 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 54.6 759.36
18 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 54.6 759.36
21 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 55.0 744.32
22 Adolf Meier Switzerland 55.2 736.80
22 Donald Slack Great Britain 55.2 736.80
24 Antoni Cejzik Poland 55.4 729.28
24 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 55.4 729.28
24 Bill Shanahan Ireland 55.4 729.28
27 Adolfo Contoli Italy 55.8 714.24
27 Valter Ever Estonia 55.8 714.24
29 Edward Sutherland South Africa 56.0 706.72
30 Gabriel Sempé France 56.8 676.64
31 Stelios Benardis Greece 57.6 646.56
32 Percy Spark Great Britain 59.0 593.92
33 Ðuro Gašpar Yugoslavia 1:02.2 473.60

110 meter hurdles[edit]

This event was held 12 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Time Points
1 Harold Osborn United States 16.0 905
2 Antti Huusari Finland 16.6 848
2 Edward Sutherland South Africa 16.6 848
2 Emerson Norton United States 16.6 848
5 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 16.8 829
5 Josse Ruth Belgium 16.8 829
5 Bill Shanahan Ireland 16.8 829
8 Adolf Meier Switzerland 17.0 810
8 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 17.0 810
10 Gabriel Sempé France 17.2 791
10 Tokushige Noto Japan 17.2 791
12 Adolfo Contoli Italy 17.4 772
13 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 17.6 753
13 Donald Slack Great Britain 17.6 753
15 Antoni Cejzik Poland 17.8 734
15 Enrique Thompson Argentina 17.8 734
15 Gvido Jekals Latvia 17.8 734
15 Helge Jansson Sweden 17.8 734
19 Gaston Médécin Monaco 18.0 715
20 Constant Bucher Switzerland 18.4 677
20 Elmar Rähn Estonia 18.4 677
22 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 18.8 639
23 Harry Frieda United States 19.0 620
23 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 19.0 620
23 Édouard Armand Haiti 19.0 620
26 Stelios Benardis Greece 19.2 601
27 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 20.4 487
Percy Spark Great Britain DQ 0
Denis Duigan Australia DQ 0
Iivari Yrjölä Finland DQ 0
Bertil Fastén Sweden DQ 0

Discus Throw[edit]

This event was held 12 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Distance (m) Points
1 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 38.41 741.60
2 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 38.14 731.34
3 Antoni Cejzik Poland 37.385 702.65
4 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 36.795 680.23
5 Harry Frieda United States 35.095 615.63
6 Constant Bucher Switzerland 34.78 603.66
7 Harold Osborn United States 34.51 593.40
8 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 33.91 570.60
9 Antti Huusari Finland 33.15 541.72
10 Emerson Norton United States 33.11 540.20
11 Percy Spark Great Britain 33.085 539.25
12 Adolfo Contoli Italy 32.92 532.98
13 Gvido Jekals Latvia 32.25 507.52
14 Helge Jansson Sweden 32.08 501.06
15 Gabriel Sempé France 32.04 499.54
16 Enrique Thompson Argentina 30.895 456.03
17 Edward Sutherland South Africa 30.83 453.56
18 Stelios Benardis Greece 30.56 443.30
19 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 28.46 363.50
20 Gaston Médécin Monaco 27.65 332.72
21 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 25.895 266.03
22 Bill Shanahan Ireland 25.06 234.30
23 Donald Slack Great Britain 24.32 206.18
24 Josse Ruth Belgium 23.87 189.08
25 Tokushige Noto Japan 23.61 179.20
26 Édouard Armand Haiti 21.885 113.65
27 Elmar Rähn Estonia No mark 0

Pole Vault[edit]

This event was held 12 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Height Points
1 Emerson Norton United States 3.80 919.0
2 Harold Osborn United States 3.50 757.0
2 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 3.50 757.0
4 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 3.40 703.0
4 Harry Frieda United States 3.40 703.0
6 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 3.30 649.0
6 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 3.30 649.0
6 Edward Sutherland South Africa 3.30 649.0
6 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 3.30 649.0
10 Antti Huusari Finland 3.20 595.0
10 Josse Ruth Belgium 3.20 595.0
10 Édouard Armand Haiti 3.20 595.0
13 Adolfo Contoli Italy 3.10 541.0
13 Helge Jansson Sweden 3.10 541.0
15 Stelios Benardis Greece 2.92 443.8
16 Antoni Cejzik Poland 2.90 433.0
16 Constant Bucher Switzerland 2.90 433.0
18 Bill Shanahan Ireland 2.82 389.8
19 Elmar Rähn Estonia 2.80 379.0
19 Gabriel Sempé France 2.80 379.0
21 Enrique Thompson Argentina 2.73 341.2
21 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 2.73 341.2
23 Donald Slack Great Britain 2.60 271.0
24 Gvido Jekals Latvia 2.53 233.2
25 Tokushige Noto Japan 2.30 109.0
Gaston Médécin Monaco No height 0

Javelin Throw[edit]

This event was held 12 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Distance (m) Points
1 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 57.70 909.250
2 Harry Frieda United States 54.90 832.250
3 Antti Huusari Finland 53.65 787.875
4 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 52.93 778.075
5 Edward Sutherland South Africa 51.015 725.4125
6 Helge Jansson Sweden 47.20 620.500
7 Adolfo Contoli Italy 46.935 613.2125
8 Harold Osborn United States 46.69 606.475
9 Antoni Cejzik Poland 46.23 593.825
10 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 44.82 555.050
11 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 44.66 550.650
12 Enrique Thompson Argentina 43.37 515.175
13 Gvido Jekals Latvia 43.02 505.550
14 Emerson Norton United States 42.09 479.975
15 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 40.69 441.475
16 Stelios Benardis Greece 40.64 440.100
17 Constant Bucher Switzerland 39.415 406.4125
18 Bill Shanahan Ireland 39.00 395.000
19 Elmar Rähn Estonia 38.38 377.950
20 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 36.59 328.725
21 Donald Slack Great Britain 36.11 315.525
22 Tokushige Noto Japan 35.22 291.050
23 Josse Ruth Belgium 32.28 210.200
24 Gaston Médécin Monaco 30.68 166.200
25 Édouard Armand Haiti 11.64 0.000

1500 meters[edit]

This event was held 12 July 1924.

Rank Athlete Country Time Points
1 Enrique Thompson Argentina 4:32.4 786.4
2 Josse Ruth Belgium 4:36.4 762.4
3 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia 4:37.0 758.8
4 Antti Huusari Finland 4:37.2 757.6
5 Édouard Armand Haiti 4:42.4 726.4
6 Elmar Rähn Estonia 4:44.0 716.8
7 Tokushige Noto Japan 4:45.8 706.0
8 Gaston Médécin Monaco 4:49.6 683.2
9 Harold Osborn United States 4:50.0 680.8
10 Adolfo Contoli Italy 4:56.0 644.8
11 Constant Bucher Sweden 4:57.2 637.6
12 Harry Frieda United States 5:02.6 605.2
13 Ernst Gerspach Switzerland 5:08.2 571.6
14 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 5:08.6 569.2
15 Antoni Cejzik Poland 5:11.6 551.2
16 Donald Slack Great Britain 5:11.8 550.0
17 Harry de Keijser Netherlands 5:15.4 528.4
18 Aleksander Klumberg Estonia 5:16.0 524.8
19 Gvido Jekals Latvia 5:19.0 506.8
19 Edward Sutherland South Africa 5:19.0 506.8
21 Helge Jansson Sweden 5:22.0 488.8
22 Stelios Benardis Greece 5:25.6 467.2
23 Eugen Uuemaa Estonia 5:32.4 426.4
24 Emerson Norton United States 5:38.0 392.8
25 Bill Shanahan Ireland 5:41.4 372.4

Final standings[edit]

Rank Athlete Total
1  Harold Osborn (USA) 7710.775
2  Emerson Norton (USA) 7350.895
3  Aleksander Klumberg (EST) 7329.360
4  Antti Huusari (FIN) 7005.175
5  Buz Sutherland (RSA) 6794.1425
6  Ernst Gerspach (SUI) 6743.530
7  Helge Jansson (SWE) 6656.160
8  Harry Frieda (USA) 6618.300
9  Paavo Yrjölä (FIN) 6548.525
10  Henricus de Keijser (NED) 6509.610
11  Adolfo Contoli (ITA) 6406.8825
12  Antoni Cejzik (POL) 6319.455
13  Enrique Thompson (ARG) 6310.525
14  Gvido Jekals (LAT) 5981.670
15  Constant Bucher (SUI) 5961.5925
16  Eugen Uemaa (EST) 5899.105
17  Joseph Ruth (BEL) 5866.670
18  Peroslav Ferković (YUG) 5517.925
19  William Shanahan (IRL) 5426.680
20  Gaston Médecin (MON) 5347.540
21  Elmar Rähn (EST) 5292.760
22  Tokushige Noto (JPN) 5248.330
23  Édouard Armand (HAI) 5207.895
24  Stelios Benardis (GRE) 5189.160
25  Donald Slack (GBR) 5148.105
 Otto Anderson (USA) DNF
 Denis Duigan (AUS) DNF
 Valter Ever (EST) DNF
 Bertil Fastén (SWE) DNF
 Đuro Gašpar (YUG) DNF
 Adolf Meier (SUI) DNF
 Elvert Nilsson (SWE) DNF
 Gabriel Sempé (FRA) DNF
 Elemér Somfay (HUN) DNF
 Arthur Spark (GBR) DNF
 Iivari Yrjölä (FIN) DNF

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