Figure skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics
|Figure skating at the I Winter Olympics|
Helene Engelmann / Alfred Berger
|Figure skating at the
1924 Winter Olympics
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.
||Gillis Grafström (SWE)||Willy Böckl (AUT)||Georges Gautschi (SUI)|
||Herma Szabo (AUT)||Beatrix Loughran (USA)||Ethel Muckelt (GBR)|
|| Helene Engelmann
/ Alfred Berger (AUT)
| Ludowika Jakobsson
/ Walter Jakobsson (FIN)
| Andrée Joly
/ Pierre Brunet (FRA)
Only Austria was able to win more than one medal.
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:
- Austria (4) (men 2, women 2)
- Belgium (3) (men 2, women 1)
- Canada (2) (men 1, women 1)
- Czechoslovakia (1) (men 1, women 0)
- Finland (2) (men 1, women 1)
- France (5) (men 3, women 2)
- Great Britain (6) (men 3, women 3)
- Norway (1) (men 0, women 1)
- Sweden (1) (men 1, women 0)
- Switzerland (1) (men 1, women 0)
- United States (3) (men 1, women 2)
- "The Olympics: 1920, 1924, and 1928", Skating magazine, December 1959