New Zealand at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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New Zealand at the Olympic Games

Flag of New Zealand
IOC code  NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Arthur Porritt (athlete)
Medals
Rank: 23
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

*with Australia as Australasia

Winter Games

New Zealand competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

The team consisted of four competitors. Another New Zealander, Buz (Ernest George) Sutherland, competed for South Africa finishing fifth in the Decathlon.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Porritt, ArthurArthur Porritt Athletics Men's 100 m 7 July

Athletics[edit]

A single athlete represented New Zealand in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport as well as the Games, though New Zealanders had previously competed in 1908 and 1912 in the Australasia combined team. Porritt won the nation's first medal in the sport with a bronze in the 100 metres.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Arthur Porritt 100 m Unknown 2 Q 10.9 2 Q 11.1 2 Q 10.8 3
200 m 22.4 1 Q 22.0 1 Q 22.6 6 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

A single boxer represented New Zealand at the 1924 Games. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Purdy lost his only bout.

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
Charlie Purdy Lightweight  Tholey (FRA)
L
Did not advance 17

Swimming[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Clarrie Heard 200 m breaststroke 3:09.0 3 Did not advance
Women
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gwitha Shand 100 m freestyle 1:21.0 2 Q 1:22.4 3 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 6:23.6 1 Q 6:24.4 3 q DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heidenstrom, P. (1992) Athletes of the Century. Wellington: GP Publications. ISBN 1-86956-044-2