France at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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IOC code  FRA
NOC French National Olympic and Sport Committee
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At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 401 (373 men and 28 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Géo André
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
13
Silver
15
Bronze
10
Total
38
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

France was the host nation for the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was the second time that France had hosted the Games, after the 1900 Summer Olympics, also in Paris. 401 competitors, 373 men and 28 women, took part in 128 events in 20 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Blanchonnet, ArmandArmand Blanchonnet Cycling Men's individual time trial July 23
 Gold Blanchonnet, ArmandArmand Blanchonnet, René Hamel, Georges Wambst Cycling Men's team time trial July 23
 Gold Michard, LucienLucien Michard Cycling Men's sprint July 27
 Gold Choury, LucienLucien Choury, Jean Cugnot Cycling Men's tandem July 27
 Gold Buchard, GeorgesGeorges Buchard, Roger Ducret, Lucien Gaudin,
André Labatut, Robert Liottel, Alexandre Lippmann, Georges Tainturier
Fencing Men's team épée July 9
 Gold Ducret, RogerRoger Ducret Fencing Men's foil July 4
 Gold Cattiau, PhilippePhilippe Cattiau, Jacques Coutrot, Roger Ducret, Lucien Gaudin,
Henri Jobier, André Labatut, Guy de Luget, Joseph Perotaux
Fencing Men's team foil June 30
 Gold Séguin, AlbertAlbert Séguin Gymnastics Men's sidehorse vault July 22
 Gold Coquelin de Lisle, PierrePierre Coquelin de Lisle Shooting Men's 50 m rifle, prone June 23
 Gold men's national water polo team, FranceFrance men's national water polo team
R. Bertrand   Jean Lasquin
Albert Deborgies   Albert Mayaud
Noël Delberghe   Henri Padou
Robert Desmettre   L. Perol
Paul Dujardin   Georges Rigal
A. Fasani
Water polo July 20
 Gold Decottignies, EdmondEdmond Decottignies Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg July 22
 Gold Rigoulot, CharlesCharles Rigoulot Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg July 23
 Gold Deglane, HenriHenri Deglane Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight July 10
 Silver Ducret, RogerRoger Ducret Fencing Men's épée July 11
Men's sabre July 18
 Silver Cattiau, PhilippePhilippe Cattiau Fencing Men's foil July 4
 Silver Cordonnier, EugèneEugène Cordonnier, Léon Delsarte, François Gangloff, Jean Gounot,
Arthur Hermann, Alphonse Higelin, Joseph Huber, Albert Séguin
Gymnastics Men's team July 23
 Silver Séguin, AlbertAlbert Séguin Gymnastics Men's rope climbing July 20
 Silver Gounot, JeanJean Gounot Gymnastics Men's sidehorse vault July 22
 Silver Gangloff, FrançoisFrançois Gangloff Gymnastics Men's sidehorse vault July 22
 Silver Detton, MarcMarc Detton, Jean-Pierre Stock Rowing Men's double sculls July 17
 Silver Bouton, MauriceMaurice Bouton, Georges Piot Rowing Men's coxless pair July 17
 Silver Barberolle, ErnestErnest Barberolle, Eugène Constant,
Louis Gressier, Georges Lecointe, Raymond Talleux
Rowing Men's coxed four July 17
 Silver national rugby union team, FranceFrance national rugby union team
F. Abraham   Aimé Cassayet-Armagnac   Raoul Got
René Araou   F. Cayrol   Adolphe Jauréguy
Jean Bayard   François Clauzel   René Lasserre
Louis Béguet   Clément Dupont   Louis Lepatey
André Béhotéguy   Albert Dupouy   Marcel-Frédéric Lubin-Lebrère
Marcel Besson   Jean Etcheberry   Camille Montade
Alexandre Bioussa   E. Frayssinet   Roger Piteu
Étienne Bonnes   Henri Galau   Étienne Piquiral
François Borde   Gilbert Gérintès   Eugène Ribère
Adolphe Bousquet   Charles-Antoine Gonnet   Jean Vaysse
Rugby union May 18
 Silver Colas, PaulPaul Colas, Albert Courquin,
Pierre Hardy, Georges Roes, Émile Rumeau
Shooting Men's team free rifle June 27
 Silver Cochet, HenriHenri Cochet Tennis Men's singles July 20
 Silver Brugnon, JacquesJacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet Tennis Men's doubles July 21
 Silver Vlasto, JulieJulie Vlasto Tennis Women's singles July 20
 Bronze Bontemps, PaulPaul Bontemps Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase July 9
 Bronze Heuet, GastonGaston Heuet, Henri Lauvaux, Maurice Norland Athletics Men's team cross country July 12
 Bronze Lewden, PierrePierre Lewden Athletics Men's high jump July 7
 Bronze Ces, JeanJean Ces Boxing Men's bantamweight July 20
 Bronze Hamel, RenéRené Hamel Cycling Men's individual time trial July 23
 Bronze Cugnot, JeanJean Cugnot Cycling Men's sprint July 27
 Bronze Lesage, XavierXavier Lesage Equestrian Individual dressage July 25
 Bronze Higelin, AlphonseAlphonse Higelin Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar July 17
 Bronze Breguet, Louis CharlesLouis Charles Breguet, Pierre Gauthier,
Robert Girardet, André Guerrier, Georges Mollard
Sailing 8 m Class July 26
 Bronze Borotra, JeanJean Borotra, René Lacoste Tennis Men's doubles July 21

Athletics[edit]

Seventy athletes represented France in 1924. It was the nation's sixth appearance in the sport as well as the Games. The French athletes won three bronze medals, in the team cross country, the high jump, and the steeplechase.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Louis Albinet Long jump N/A 6.55 7 Did not advance
Gilbert Allart 110 m hurdles N/A 16.2 2 Q 16.2 5 Did not advance
Géo André 400 m hurdles N/A 56.0 1 Q 56.7 2 Q 56.2 4
Pierre Arnaudin 400 m hurdles N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Georges Baraton 800 m N/A 1:59.2 2 Q 1:57.6 7 Did not advance
Édouard Barbazan High jump N/A 1.80 2 Did not advance
Paul Béranger Discus throw N/A 38.93 6 Did not advance
Henri Bernard 110 m hurdles N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Paul Bontemps 3000 m steeplechase N/A 9:47.2 2 Q 9:45.2 3
Maxime Bousselaire Shot put N/A 12.265 6 Did not advance
Robert Chottin 1500 m N/A 4:14.8 4 Did not advance
André Clayeux Triple jump N/A No mark 10 Did not advance
Henri Clermont 10 km walk N/A Unknown 5 Q 51:41.6 10
Paul Couillaud Long jump N/A 6.22 5 Did not advance
Léon Courtejaire Pentathlon N/A Elim-3
Maurice Deconninck 3000 m steeplechase N/A 10:19.0 4 Did not advance
François Decrombecque 10 km walk N/A Disqualified Did not advance
Emmanuel Degland Javelin throw N/A 48.57 11 Did not advance
Maurice Degrelle 100 m 11.0 1 Q 11.0 2 Q 11.4 5 Did not advance
200 m 22.6 1 Q 22.4 3 Did not advance
Lucien Dolques 5000 m N/A 15:29.4 2 Q 15:32.6 7
Cross country N/A Did not finish
Paul Dufauret Pole vault N/A 3.55 4 Did not advance
Édouard Dupiré High jump N/A No mark 3 Did not advance
Lucien Duquesne 5000 m N/A 16:03.0 5 Did not advance
Robert Duthil Pole vault N/A 3.40 5 Did not advance
Boughéra El-Ouafi Marathon N/A 2:54:19.6 7
Barthélémy Favodon 400 m 51.2 1 Q 50.9 3 Did not advance
Gaston Féry 400 m 51.1 2 Q 50.7 4 Did not advance
André Foussard 400 m hurdles N/A 1:00.0 5 Did not advance
Raymond Fritz 400 m 51.0 2 Q 50.5 5 Did not advance
Taka Gangué Javelin throw N/A 54.65 5 Did not advance
Mohammed Ghermati Marathon N/A 3:20:27.0 24
Maurice Grosclaude 800 m N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
Marcel Guillouet Long jump N/A 6.62 4 Did not advance
Pierre Guilloux High jump N/A 1.83 1 Q 1.85 7
Albert Heisé 100 m 11.2 1 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Gaston Heuet 10000 m N/A 32:52.0 12
Cross country N/A 37:52.0 10
Albert Amédée Isola 3000 m steeplechase N/A 9:57.8 1 Q 10:14.8 8
Joseph Jackson 200 m 22.8 1 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Raymond Jamois 400 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
René Jubeau 1500 m N/A 4:14.5 4 Did not advance
André Lausseigh Cross country N/A Did not finish
Henri Lauvaux 10000 m N/A 32:48.0 11
Cross country N/A 36:44.8 5
Georges Leclerc 3000 m steeplechase N/A 10:20.0 6 Did not advance
Pierre Lewden High jump N/A 1.83 1 Q 1.92 3
Jean-Baptiste Manhès Marathon N/A 3:00:34.0 12
Robert Marchal 10000 m N/A 32:33.0 9
Cross country N/A Did not finish
Léonard Mascaux 5000 m N/A 15:26.4 4 Q 15:39.0 9
André Mourlon 100 m 11.0 1 Q 11.1 3 Did not advance
200 m 21.8 2 Q 22.1 2 Q 22.2 4 Did not advance
René Mourlon 100 m 11.0 2 Q 11.0 4 Did not advance
Marcel Muzard Pole vault N/A 3.40 7 Did not advance
Taki N'Dio Javelin throw N/A 48.92 10 Did not advance
Maurice Norland 5000 m N/A 15:41.4 5 Did not advance
Cross country N/A 41:48.3 15
Raoul Paoli Shot put N/A 13.535 4 Did not advance
Pierre Parrain 200 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
Louis Philipps 800 m N/A 1:58.6 2 Q Unknown 8 Did not advance
1500 m N/A 4:13.4 4 Did not advance
Daniel Pierre Shot put N/A 13.07 7 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 37.015 5 Did not advance
Robert Saint-Pé Hammer throw N/A 36.27 10 Did not advance
Ciré Samba Javelin throw N/A 48.65 11 Did not advance
Gabriel Sempé 110 m hurdles N/A 15.6 2 Q 15.3 3 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A Did not finish
Guillaume Tell 10000 m N/A 32:12.0 7
Maurice Vautier Pole vault N/A 3.55 5 Did not advance
Georges Verger Marathon N/A Did not finish
Roger Viel 400 m hurdles N/A 57.2 1 Q 56.7 5 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Elim-3
Louis Wilhelme Long jump N/A 6.99 1 Q 6.99 5
Triple jump N/A 12.66 9 Did not advance
René Wiriath 800 m N/A 1:59.0 1 Q 1:59.6 7 Did not advance
1500 m N/A 4:13.8 1 Q 4:02.8 10
Pierre Zaïdin Hammer throw N/A 36.155 12 Did not advance
Maurice Degrelle
Albert Heise
André Mourlon
René Mourlon
4x100 m relay N/A 44.5 2 Q 42.5 2 Q 43.3 5
Barthélémy Favodon
Gaston Féry
Raymond Fritz
Francis Galtier
4x400 m relay N/A 3:30.0 1 Q 3:23.4 5
Camille Barbaud
Paul Bontemps
Armand Burtin
Lucien Duquesne
Jean Keller
Léonard Mascaux
3000 m team race N/A 18 2 Q 31 4
Lucien Dolquès
Gaston Heuet
André Lausseigh
Henri Lauvaux
Robert Marchal
Maurice Norland
Team cross country N/A 20 3

Boxing[edit]

Sixteen boxers represented France at the 1924 Games; France was one of four nations to have two wrestlers in each weight class (along with Great Britain, Italy, and the United States). It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Ces won France's only boxing medal with his bronze in the bantamweight.

Boxer Weight class Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Roger Brousse Middleweight Bye  Gallardo (ARG)
W
 Mallin (GBR)
L
Did not advance 5
Jean Ces Bantamweight  Bernasconi (ITA)
W
 Sybille (BEL)
W
 Barber (GBR)
W
 Smith (RSA)
L
 Andrén (SWE)
W
3
Daniel Daney Middleweight  Bonfigli (ITA)
W
 Van Haelen (BEL)
W
 Beecken (BEL)
L
Did not advance 5
Marcel Depont Featherweight  Eustice (RSA)
W
 Smoris (URU)
W
 Quartucci (ARG)
L
Did not advance 5
Georges Doussot Welterweight  Mello (USA)
L
Did not advance 17
René Dubois Welterweight  O'Hanrahan (GBR)
L
Did not advance 17
Robert Foquet Light heavyweight Bye  Mitchell (GBR)
L
Did not advance 9
Georges Galinat Heavyweight N/A  Greathouse (USA)
L
Did not advance 9
Georges Gourdy Flyweight Bye  Castellenghi (ITA)
L
Did not advance 9
Jacques Lemouton Bantamweight Bye  Pastor (ESP)
W
 Smith (RSA)
L
Did not advance 5
Charles Peguilhan Heavyweight N/A  Porzio (ARG)
L
Did not advance 9
Georges Rossignon Light heavyweight  Correa (CHI)
W
 Grillo (ITA)
W
 Mitchell (GBR)
L
Did not advance 5
Richard Savignac Lightweight  De Petrillo (ITA)
W
 Nielsen (DEN)
L
Did not advance 9
Henri Stuckmann Featherweight  Quartucci (ARG)
L
Did not advance 17
Jean Tholey Lightweight  Purdy (NZL)
W
 Nicolares (URU)
W
 Beland (RSA)
W
 Copello (ARG)
L
 Boylstein (USA)
L
4
Yvon Trèvédic Flyweight  Debleyser (BEL)
W
 Bergström (SWE)
L
Did not advance 9

Cycling[edit]

Eleven cyclists represented France in 1924. It was the nation's sixth appearance in the sport. Overall, the French cyclists won six medals, including four golds.

The French road cyclists, led by Blanchonnet, dominated the time trials. The French took both gold medals (in the team event and Blanchonnet in the individual), took three out of a possible four total medals, and had each of the four cyclists finish in the top ten individually. Hamel took the individual bronze.

In track cycling, the French team took two of the four gold medals. Michard won the sprint championship, while Cugnot and Choury won the tandem. Cugnot also earned a bronze in the sprint.

Road cycling[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Armand Blanchonnet Time trial 6:20:48.0 1
René Hamel Time trial 6:30:51.6 3
André Leducq Time trial 6:39:16.0 9
Georges Wambst Time trial 6:38:34.4 8
Armand Blanchonnet
René Hamel
André Leducq
Georges Wambst
Team time trial 19:30:14.0 1

Track cycling[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event First round First repechage Quarterfinals Second repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lucien Choury 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Jean Cugnot Sprint 12.8 1 Q Advanced directly 13.2 1 Q Advanced directly 12.2 1 Q Unknown 3
Édouard Meunier 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Lucien Michard Sprint 13.6 1 Q Advanced directly 13.0 1 Q Advanced directly 12.2 1 Q 12.8 1
Lucien Choury
Jean Cugnot
Tandem N/A 14.0 1 Q 12.06 1
Lucien Choury
René Guillemin
René Hournon
Marcel Renaud
Team pursuit 5:11.4 1 Q N/A 5:14.2 1 Q N/A 5:19.6 2 r Unknown 4

Diving[edit]

Twelve divers, nine men and three women, represented France in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, and the first time France sent female divers. The fifth place finishes by Lenormand and Raymond Vincent were France's best diving results to date.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
André Cochinal 10 m platform 21 374.2 4 Did not advance
Émile Dauvet Plain high diving 19.5 147 4 Did not advance
Georges Garreau Plain high diving 27 127 5 Did not advance
Antoine Jacob 3 m board 23 425.4 5 Did not advance
Eugène Lenormand 10 m platform 13 435.6 3 Q 24 437.7 5
Paul Raeth 3 m board 19 455.5 4 Did not advance
Étienne Vincent 10 m platform 28 354 6 Did not advance
Raymond Vincent Plain high diving 17 155 3 Q 26.5 144 5
Rémy Weil 3 m board 18 497.9 4 Did not advance
Women
Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Eugénie Briollet 3 m board 40 235.2 8 Did not advance
Louise Lenormand 3 m board 26 313.0 5 Did not advance
Suzanne Raeth 3 m board 32.5 274.0 6 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Twelve equestrians represented France in 1924, tying France with Sweden for the most (and maximum) representatives in the sport. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport; France, Belgium, and the United States were the only three countries to have competed in each edition of the Olympic equestrian competitions to that point. Xavier Lesage won France's only equestrian medal in 1924, a bronze in the dressage. It was the first time that France finished with fewer than two medals, and the first time France did not earn at least a silver medal.

Equestrian Event Final
Score Time Rank
Michel Artola Eventing 737.0 N/A 30
Michel Bignon Jumping Did not finish
Antoine Bourcier Dressage 228.0 N/A 15
Théophile Carbon Jumping Did not finish
Pierre Clavé Jumping 41.00 3:23.0 33
Henri de Royer-Dupré Jumping Did not finish
Camille de Sartiges Eventing Did not finish
Jean le Vavasseur Eventing Did not finish
Xavier Lesage Dressage 265.8 N/A 3
Louis Saint-Fort Paillard Dressage 237.0 N/A 10
Louis Rigon Eventing Did not finish
Robert Wallon Dressage 243.2 N/A 7
Michel Artola
Camille de Sartiges
Jean le Vavasseur
Louis Rigon
Team eventing Did not finish
Michel Bignon
Théophile Carbon
Pierre Clavé
Henri de Royer-Dupré
Team jumping Did not finish

Fencing[edit]

24 fencers, 20 men and 4 women, represented France in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport. France won three gold medals and three silver medals, all in the six men's events. 11 of the country's 13 entries reached the finals; the sabre team Perrodon in the individual sabre were the only entries which did not get past the semifinals. In contrast, none of the four French women advanced to the final.

Ducret had the best results of any fencer in 1924, winning five medals. He took medals in all three of the individual competitions, including gold in the foil and silver in the other two events. Ducret was also on the two gold medal teams, for the foil and épée. Cattiau finished second to Ducret in the foil, with his only loss in 24 bouts being the loss to Ducret in the final pool (Ducret had won only 19 of his 24 matches on his way to the gold medal, but went 6 and 0 in the final pool).

Men

Ranks given are within the pool.

Fencer Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Georges Buchard Épée 5–4 3 Q N/A 6–3 1 Q 7–4 2 Q 5–6 7
Philippe Cattiau Foil 4–0 1 Q 4–0 1 Q 5–0 1 Q 5–0 1 Q 5–1 2
Georges Conraux Sabre N/A 4–2 3 Q 5–3 4 Q 2–5 7
Émile Cornereau Épée 7–1 1 Q N/A 5–4 5 Q 6–5 2 Q 7–4 4
Jacques Coutrot Foil 4–0 1 Q 4–1 2 Q 3–2 3 Q 3–2 3 Q 3–3 4
Roger Ducret Épée 6–2 1 Q N/A 4–5 6 Q 6–5 2 Q 7–4 2
Foil 3–0 1 Q 3–2 3 Q 3–2 2 Q 4–1 1 Q 6–0 1
Sabre N/A 6–0 1 Q 7–1 1 Q 5–2 2
Armand Massard Épée 5–3 2 Q N/A 4–6 6 Q 7–4 2 Q 7–4 5
Marc Perrodon Sabre N/A 6–1 3 Q 2–6 7 Did not advance
Georges Conraux
Henri de Saint Germain
Jean Jannekeyn
Lionel Lifschitz
Marc Perrodon
Maurice Taillandier
Team sabre Bye N/A 2–0 1 Q 0–2 3 Did not advance
Georges Buchard
Roger Ducret
Lucien Gaudin
André Labatut
Alexandre Lippmann
Georgers Tainturier
Team épée 1–0 1 Q N/A 1–0 1 Q 1–0 1 Q 3–0 1
Philippe Cattiau
Jacques Coutrot
Guy De Luget
Roger Ducret
Lucien Gaudin
Henri Jobier
André Labattut
Josef Peroteaux
Team foil 1–0 1 Q N/A 2–0 1 Q 2–0 1 Q 2–0 1
Women

Ranks given are within the pool.

Fencer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Michele Bory Foil 3–2 4 Did not advance
Yvonne Conte Foil 3–3 5 Did not advance
Lucienne Prost Foil 4–1 1 Q 2–3 4 Did not advance
Fernande Tassy Foil 3–2 2 Q 1–4 6 Did not advance

Football[edit]

France competed in the Olympic football tournament for the fourth time in 1924.

Round 1
Bye
Round 2
May 27, 1924
France  7–0  Latvia
Crut Goal 17' Goal 28' Goal 55'
Nicolas Goal 25' Goal 50'
Boyer Goal 71' Goal 87'
Report
Stade de Paris
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Henri Christophe (BEL)
Quarterfinals
June 1, 1924
France  1–5  Uruguay
Nicolas Goal 12' Report Scarone Goal 2' Goal 24'
Petrone Goal 58' Goal 68'
Romano Goal 83'
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: P. Chr. Andersen (NOR)
Final rank
5th place

Gymnastics[edit]

Eight gymnasts represented France in 1924. It was the nation's sixth appearance in the sport, matching Great Britain for most appearances to that point. The French team performed well, with two gymnasts in the top ten and the overall score for the eight gymnasts earning the nation a silver medal in the team competition.

The French swept the medals in the sidehorse vault apparatus, with Séguin's gold and two silvers after Gounot and Gangloff tied for second. Séguin also won silver in the rope climbing. Higelin took bronze in the horizontal bar. Despite Séguin's pair of apparatus medals, he finished 15th overall—and third among the French squad. Gounot, at eighth place, was the highest ranked French gymnast in the all-around.

Artistic[edit]

Gymnast Event Final
Score Rank
Eugène Cordonnier All-around 99.906 21
Horizontal bar 15.886 33
Parallel bars 20.50 18
Pommel horse 19.190 11
Rings 20.900 10
Rope climbing 8 (9.4 s) 24
Sidehorse vault 9.80 8
Vault 5.63 51
Léon Delsarte All-around 104.739 9
Horizontal bar 18.633 10
Parallel bars 20.70 17
Pommel horse 16.570 33
Rings 20.566 14
Rope climbing 10 (8.8 s) 13
Sidehorse vault 9.50 21
Vault 8.77 20
François Gangloff All-around 98.796 23
Horizontal bar 18.933 7
Parallel bars 20.13 26
Pommel horse 16.770 32
Rings 20.603 13
Rope climbing 5 (10.0 s) 39
Sidehorse vault 9.93 2
Vault 7.43 33
Jean Gounot All-around 105.153 8
Horizontal bar 19.043 6
Parallel bars 20.15 25
Pommel horse 17.300 27
Rings 19.730 19
Rope climbing 10 (8.4 s) 6
Sidehorse vault 9.93 2
Vault 9.00 18
Arthur Hermann All-around 95.796 27
Horizontal bar 17.503 17
Parallel bars 20.13 26
Pommel horse 19.460 9
Rings 19.703 20
Rope climbing 10 (8.4 s) 6
Sidehorse vault 9.00 37
Vault 0.00 67
André Higelin All-around 92.133 34
Horizontal bar 19.163 3
Parallel bars 19.48 33
Pommel horse 12.790 49
Rings 17.870 31
Rope climbing 6 (9.8 s) 35
Sidehorse vault 9.70 14
Vault 7.13 40
Joseph Huber All-around 88.119 39
Horizontal bar 12.686 53
Parallel bars 19.98 29
Pommel horse 16.430 34
Rings 19.033 24
Rope climbing 5 (10.2 s) 41
Sidehorse vault 9.57 18
Vault 5.42 54
Albert Séguin All-around 102.326 15
Horizontal bar 15.683 36
Parallel bars 20.13 26
Pommel horse 16.430 34
Rings 20.633 12
Rope climbing 10 (7.4 s) 2
Sidehorse vault 10.00 1
Vault 9.45 13
Eugène Cordonnier
Léon Delsarte
François Gangloff
Jean Gounot
Arthur Hermann
André Higelin
Joseph Huber
Albert Séguin
Team 820.528 2

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Four pentathletes represented France in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. France was one of six nations to have competed in each edition of the Olympic modern pentathlon to that time.

Pentathlete Event Final
Score Rank
Guillaume de Tournemire Individual 107 23
René Dignon Individual 99 20
Ivan Duranthon Individual 54.5 4
Charles-Jean LeVavasseur Individual 82.5 12

Polo[edit]

France sent a polo team to the Olympics for the second time in 1924. The French team lost all four of its matches in the round-robin tournament.

Ranks given are within the pool.

Players Event Round robin
Wins Losses Points for Points against Rank
Pierre de Chapelle
Hubert de Monbrison
Charles de Polignac
Jules Macaire
Jean Pastre
Men's polo 0 4 6 59 5
June 28
United States 13–1 France

July 5
Great Britain 16–2 France

July 10
Spain 15–1 France

July 12
Argentina 15–2 France

Rowing[edit]

23 rowers represented France in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. France took three silver medals.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event Semifinals Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Marc Detton Single sculls Unknown 2 r Unknown 2 Did not advance
Maurice Bouton
Georges Piot
Coxless pairs 9:42.2 1 Q Advanced directly 8:21.6 2
Marc Detton
Jean-Pierre Stock
Double sculls Unknown 2 Q N/A 6:38.0 2
Eugène Constant
Marcel Lepan
Raymond Talleux
Coxed pairs 7:36.6 1 Q N/A Unknown 4
Albert Bonzano
Henri Bonzano
Jean Camuset
Théodore Cremnitz
Coxless fours Unknown 2 Q N/A Unknown 4
Ernest Barberolle
Eugène Constant
Louis Gressier
Georges Lecointe
Raymond Talleux
Coxed fours 7:10.0 1 Q Advanced directly 7:21.6 2
M. Baudechon
J. Betout
Louis Carlier
Michel Fourny
Henri Gatineau
André Lancelot
Henri Menard
André Oriol
Fernand Oriol
Eights Unknown 4 Did not advance

Rugby union[edit]

France sent a rugby team to the Olympics for the third time in 1924. The defending silver medalists won their first game against Romania, 61 to 3. After the United States also beat Romania, the three-team round-robin finished with the France-United States match. The Americans won the rematch of the 1920 game, 17 to 3, as France finished second again.

Ranks given are within the pool.

Team Event Round robin
Wins Losses Points for Points against Rank
France Men's rugby union 1 1 64 20 2

Sailing[edit]

Nine sailors, the maximum possible, represented France in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport; France was the only country to have competed in each edition of the Olympic sailing contests to that point.

Sailor Event Qualifying Final
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Race 1 Race 2 Total Rank
André Michelet Olympic monotype 4 5 N/A Did not advance
Georges Herpin
Henri Louit
Édouard Moussié
6 metre class 8 3 5 16 Did not advance 5
Louis Bréguet
Pierre Gauthier
Robert Girardet
André Guerrier
Georges Mollard
8 metre class 1 Q 5 2 Q 8 3 2 5 3

Shooting[edit]

Twenty-two sport shooters represented France in 1924. It was the nation's sixth appearance in the sport; France was one of three countries (along with Denmark and Great Britain) to have competed in each Olympic shooting contest. French shooters took two medals: Coquelin won the gold in the prone rifle and was a member of the five-man team which took silver in the team rifle.

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
Michel Adelon 100 m deer, single shots 28 23
100 m deer, double shots 52 21
Georges Bordier 50 m rifle, prone 383 31
André Chauvet 100 m deer, single shots 26 26
100 m deer, double shots 51 22
Pierre Coquelin de Lisle 50 m rifle, prone 398 1
Albert Courquin 600 m free rifle 90 6
André de Castelbajac 25 m rapid fire pistol 18 6
Georges de Crequi-Montfort 25 m rapid fire pistol 16 21
André de Schonen 25 m rapid fire pistol 17 9
Léon Deloy Trap 95 9
Jacques d'Imecourt Trap Unknown 31–44
Eugène Duflot 100 m deer, single shots 27 24
100 m deer, double shots 40 28
Jules Mahieu 100 m deer, single shots 32 17
100 m deer, double shots 42 25
Charles Riotteau 25 m rapid fire pistol 16 21
Georges Roes 600 m free rifle Did not finish
Émile Rumeau 50 m rifle, prone 387 20
600 m free rifle 86 10
Paul Colas
Albert Courquin
Pierre Hardy
Georges Roes
Émile Rumeau
Team free rifle 646 2
Georges de Baudus
Jean de Beaumont
Louis de Bourbon-Busset
Marcel de Lambertye
Léon Deloy
René Texier
Team clay pigeons Unknown 31–44

Swimming[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Henri Bouvier 200 m breaststroke 3:07.8 3 Did not advance
Maurice Ducos 100 m backstroke 1:25.0 4 Did not advance
Gustave Klein 1500 m freestyle DNF Did not advance
Henri Padou 100 m freestyle 1:05.0 4 Did not advance
René Paulus 100 m backstroke 1:28.0 5 Did not advance
Salvator Pellegry 400 m freestyle 5:56.2 4 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 24:07.6 3 Did not advance
Jean Rebeyrol 1500 m freestyle 24:46.4 4 Did not advance
Georges Vallerey 200 m breaststroke 3:11.2 6 Did not advance
Émile Zeibig 100 m freestyle 1:08.0 4 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:22.4 2 Q 1:23.4 3 Did not advance
Édouard van Zeveren 100 m freestyle 1:06.8 3 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 5:59.8 4 Did not advance
Marius Zwiller 200 m breaststroke 3:11.2 5 Did not advance
Guy Middleton
Henri Padou
Édouard van Zeveren
Émile Zeibig
4×200 m freestyle relay 10:41.4 1 Q 10:39.4 3 Did not advance
Women
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sophie Kieffert-Porte 200 m breaststroke N/A 3:43.6 5 Did not advance
Ernestine Lebrun 100 m freestyle 1:23.4 3 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 7:06.4 5 Did not advance
Odette Monard 200 m breaststroke N/A 3:48.4 4 Did not advance
Gilberte Mortier 400 m freestyle 7:35.0 4 Did not advance
Mariette Protin 100 m freestyle 1:22.2 2 Q 1:22.8 4 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 6:58.2 2 Q 6:56.6 5 Did not advance
Lucienne Rouet 100 m backstroke N/A 1:43.8 5 Did not advance
Alice Stoffel 100 m backstroke N/A 1:44.0 4 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke N/A 3:48.0 5 Did not advance
Ernestine Lebrun
Gilberte Mortier
Bibienne Pellegry
and Mariette Protin
4×100 m freestyle relay N/A 5:43.4 5

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Jean Borotra Singles  Honda (JPN)
W 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
 Torralva (CHI)
W 9–7, 7–5, 7–5
 Nielsen (NOR)
W 6–0, 6–1, 6–2
 Kingscote (GBR)
W 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
 Jacob (IND)
W 4–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
 Cochet (FRA)
L 2–6, 7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Bronze medal final
 de Morpurgo (ITA)
L 6–1, 1–6, 6–8, 6–4, 5–7
4
Henri Cochet Singles Bye Bye  Richardson (RSA)
W 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
 Fukuda (JPN)
W 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
 Williams (USA)
W 5–7, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
 Borotra (FRA)
W 6–2, 5–7, 6–2, 6–3
 Richards (USA)
L 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 2–6
2
Maurice Cousin Singles  Condon (RSA)
W 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
 Wennergren (SWE)
W 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
 Harada (JPN)
L retired
Did not advance
Jean Lacoste Singles Bye  Göncz (HUN)
W 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
 Koželuh (TCH)
W 6–1, 6–2, 6–1
 Spence (RSA)
W 6–2, 6–0, 6–1
 Richards (USA)
W 6–8, 6–4, 6–1, 2–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Jean Borotra
Jean Lacoste
Doubles N/A Bye  Lammens /
Halot (BEL)
W 6–3, 6–0, 6–2
 Dumas /
Robson (ARG)
W 6–4, 6–1, 6–3
 Muhammad /
Rutnam (IND)
W 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
 Richards /
Hunter (USA)
L 2–6, 3–6, 6–0, 7–5, 3–6
Bronze medal final
 Condon /
Richardson (RSA)
W 6–3, 10–8, 6–3
3
Jacques Brunon
Henri Cochet
Doubles N/A Bye Bye  de Morpurgo /
Serventi (FRA)
W 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
 Wennergren /
Müller (FRA)
W 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
 Condon /
Richardson (RSA)
W 5–7, 6–3, 7–5, 6–2
 Richards /
Hunter (USA)
L 6–4, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
2
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
A. Golding Singles  von Essen (SWE)
W 6–4, 6–2
 Bologna (ITA)
W 6–0, 6–3
 Covell (GBR)
W 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
 González-Álvarez (ESP)
W 7–5, 6–3
 Wills Moody (USA)
L 2–6, 1–6
Bronze medal final
 McKane (GBR)
L 7–5, 3–6, 0–6
4
Jeanne Vaussard Singles Bye  Mallory (NOR)
L 2–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Pénélope Vlasto Singles Bye  Dahl (NOR)
W 6–1, 6–0
 Goss (USA)
W 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
 Shepherd-Barron (GBR)
W 6–4, 6–2
 McKane (GBR)
W 0–6, 7–5, 6–1
 Wills Moody (USA)
L 2–6, 2–6
2
Marguerite Billout
Yvonne Bourgeois
Doubles N/A Bye  Torras /
González-Álvarez (ESP)
W 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
 Gagliardi /
Perelli (ITA)
W 7–5, 6–1
 Covell /
McKane (GBR)
L 2–6, 2–6
Bronze medal final
 Shepherd-Barron /
Colyer (GBR)
L 1–6, 2–6
4
A. Golding
Jeanne Vaussard
Doubles N/A Bye Bye  Shepherd-Barron /
Colyer (GBR)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Marguerite Billout
Jean Borotra
Doubles  Jessup /
Richards (USA)
L 3–6, 1–6
Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

France won its first gold medal in water polo in 1924, in its fourth appearance in Olympic competition in the sport.

Roster
First round
France  3 – 1  United States Piscine des Tourelles
Quarterfinals
France  6 – 3  Netherlands Piscine des Tourelles
Semifinals
France  4 – 2  Sweden Piscine des Tourelles
Final
France  3 – 0  Belgium Piscine des Tourelles

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event 1H Snatch 1H Clean & Jerk Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
René Catalas Men's -60 kg 55 70 70 70 95 360 11
Louis Dannoux Men's +82.5 kg 497.5 4
Edmond Decottignies Men's -67.5 kg 70 92.5 77.5 85 115 440 1
André Delloue Men's -67.5 kg 62.5 65 72.5 87.5 112.5 400 11
René Dupont Men's +82.5 kg 440 15
Claudius Dutriève Men's +82.5 kg 467.5 8
Roger François Men's -75 kg 70 80 87.5 87.5 117.5 442.5 6
Alfred Louncke Men's -82.5 kg 70 90 85 95 120 460 10
Maurice Martin Men's -60 kg 60 62.5 75 82.5 100 380 4
Charles Rigoulot Men's -82.5 kg 87.5 92.5 85 102.5 135 502.5 1
André Rolet Men's -82.5 kg 62.5 87.5 80 87.5 112.5 430 14
Raymond Suvigny Men's -60 kg 50 65 70 80 100 365 10
Léon Vandeputte Men's -75 kg 77.5 85 X 90 120 372.5 21
Pierre Vibert Men's -75 kg 72.5 75 80 85 115 427.5 8

Wrestling[edit]

Freestyle wrestling[edit]

Men's
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
J. Baillot Light heavyweight N/A  Rumple (CAN)
L
Did not advance
Jules Bouquet Bantamweight N/A Bye  Larsson (SWE)
L
Did not advance
Edmond Dame Heavyweight N/A  Wernli (SUI)
L
Did not advance Bronze medal semifinal
Retired
Did not advance
Charles Delmas Featherweight Bye  Nilsson (SWE)
W
 Huupponen (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Gaston Ducayla Bantamweight N/A  Mäkinen (FIN)
L
Did not advance Bronze medal semifinal
 Sansum (GBR)
W
Bronze medal final
 Hines (USA)
L
4
R. Durr Middleweight N/A  Penttilä (FIN)
L
Did not advance
G. Fichu Welterweight N/A  Gehri (SUI)
L
Did not advance Silver medal semifinal
 Johnson (USA)
L
Did not advance
Maurice Guinard Featherweight  Huupponen (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Étienne Jourdain Lightweight N/A  Pizzocaro (ITA)
W
 Wikström (FIN)
L
Bronze medal semifinal
 Gardiner (GBR)
L
Did not advance
Marcel Kappeler Light heavyweight N/A  del Genovese (ITA)
L
Did not advance
Émile Pouvroux Lightweight N/A  Van Duyzen (BEL)
W
 Vis (USA)
L
Silver medal semifinal
 Haavisto (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Marcel Dupraz Welterweight  Roosen (BEL)
L
Did not advance

Greco-Roman[edit]

Men's
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Eighth round Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Georges Appruzèze Bantamweight  Koolmann (EST)
L
 Ahlfors (FIN)
L
Did not advance N/A =17
Justinien Baumert Light heavyweight  Misset (NED)
L
 Moustafa (EGY)
L
Did not advance N/A =12
Pierre Bonnefont Light heavyweight  Dömény (HUN)
L
 Loo (EST)
L
Did not advance N/A =12
Maurice Capron Featherweight  Bottin (BEL)
W
 Porro (ITA)
W
 Naito (JPN)
W
 Malmberg (SWE)
L
 Nord (NOR)
L
Did not advance =6
Émile Clody Middleweight  Grandjean (SUI)
W
 Yalaz (TUR)
L
 Pštros (TCH)
L
Did not advance N/A =15
Edmond Dame Heavyweight  Mileder (AUT)
W
Bye  Badó (HUN)
L
 Rosenqvist (FIN)
L
Did not advance N/A =5
Jean Deglane Heavyweight  Hansen (DEN)
W
 Johansson (SWE)
W
 Szelky (HUN)
W
 Nilsson (SWE)
W
 Badó (HUN)
W
 Rosenqvist (FIN)
W
N/A 1
Jean Domas Middleweight  Reinderman (NED)
L
 Györgyei (HUN)
W
Bye  Steinberg (EST)
L
Did not advance N/A =9
T. Kueny Bantamweight  Skopový (TCH)
W
 Slock (BEL)
W
 Olsen (NOR)
L
 Herschmann (AUT)
L
Did not advance N/A =9
Georges Metayer Lightweight  Kusnets (EST)
L
 Ranghieri (ITA)
L
Did not advance N/A =20
Paul Parisel Lightweight  Mollin (BEL)
W
 Matura (HUN)
L
 Sesta (AUT)
L
Did not advance N/A =13
René Rottenfluc Featherweight  Käpp (EST)
L
 Svensson (SWE)
L
Did not advance =18

Art Competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France at the 1924 Paris Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 

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