Figure skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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Figure skating at the I Winter Olympics
Type: Olympic Games
Champions
Men's singles:
Sweden Gillis Grafström
Ladies' singles:
Austria Herma Szabo
Pair skating:
Austria Helene Engelmann / Alfred Berger
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Figure skating at the
1924 Winter Olympics
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Individual   men   ladies
Pairs mixed

At the 1924 Winter Olympics, three figure skating events were contested. The competitions were held from Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 31, 1924.

The events held at this Games were not the first figure skating events contested at the Olympic Games, as the sport had also been on the programme at the 1908 and 1920 Summer Olympics. Gillis Grafström successfully defended his 1920 title.

In Chamonix, the figure skating competitions were held on a square rink rather than a rectangular one, as a last-minute change. Consequently some competitors had difficulty adjusting their free skating programs to fit the ice surface.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
 Gillis Grafström (SWE)  Willy Böckl (AUT)  Georges Gautschi (SUI)
Ladies' singles
details
 Herma Szabo (AUT)  Beatrix Loughran (USA)  Ethel Muckelt (GBR)
Pair skating
details
 Helene Engelmann
/ Alfred Berger (AUT)
 Ludowika Jakobsson
/ Walter Jakobsson (FIN)
 Andrée Joly
/ Pierre Brunet (FRA)

Medal table[edit]

Only Austria was able to win more than one medal.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Austria 2 1 0 3
2 Sweden 1 0 0 1
3 Finland 0 1 0 1
United States 0 1 0 1
5 France 0 0 1 1
Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

Participating nations[edit]

Eight figure skater competed in both the singles and the pairs event.

A total of 29 figure skaters (16 men and 13 ladies) from eleven nations (men from ten nations and ladies from eight nations) competed at the Chamonix Games:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Olympics: 1920, 1924, and 1928", Skating magazine, December 1959

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