South Africa at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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South Africa at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Africa
IOC code  RSA
NOC South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Website www.sascoc.co.za
At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors
Medals
Rank: 18
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

The Union of South Africa competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
1 ! Gold Smith, WilliamWilliam Smith Boxing Men's bantamweight July 20
2 ! Silver Atkinson, SydneySydney Atkinson Athletics Men's 110 m hurdles July 9
3 ! Bronze McMaster, CecilCecil McMaster Athletics Men's 10 km walk July 13

Athletics[edit]

Twelve athletes represented South Africa in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport as well as the Games. It was the first time since 1904 that South Africa failed to win a single gold medal in the sport, though the team did have two medal-winning athletes (Atkinson won silver in the short hurdles and McMaster took bronze in the racewalk).

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sydney Atkinson 110 m hurdles N/A 15.2 1 Q 15.2 2 Q 15.0 2 !2
Toby Betts 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
400 m 49.8 1 Q 49.0 1 Q 48.4 5 Did not advance
Clifford Davis 800 m N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
1500 m N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
George Dunston 100 m Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Howard Kinsman 200 m 21.8 1 Q Unknown 2 Q 22.3 5 Did not advance
Cecil McMaster 10 km walk N/A Unknown 2 Q 49:08.0 3 !3
Clarence Oldfield 400 m 49.6 1 Q 49.0 1 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
800 m N/A 1:58.0 1 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
Harry Phillips Marathon N/A 3:07:13.0 19
Len Richardson 3000 m steeplechase N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
Cross country N/A 37:46.0 9
Lawrence Roberts High jump N/A 1.83 1 Q 1.83 8
Edward Sutherland Decathlon N/A 6794.1425 5
Toby Betts
George Dunston
Howard Kinsman
Christiaan Steyn
4x100 m relay N/A 42.8 1 Q 43.6 4 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Four boxers represented South Africa at the 1924 Games. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Smith took the gold in the bantamweight (a championship won four years earlier by countryman Clarence Walker). Ingram and Beland were beaten in the quarterfinals, while Eustice lost his first-round match.

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
Dick Beland Lightweight  Nilsen (NOR)
W
 Valdero (ESP)
W
 Tholey (FRA)
L
Did not advance 5
Ernest Eustice Featherweight  Depont (FRA)
L
Did not advance 17
Roy Ingram Welterweight  Rémy (BEL)
W
 Dam (NED)
W
 Delarge (BEL)
L
Did not advance 5
William H. Smith Bantamweight Bye  Wolff (SWE)
W
 Lemouton (FRA)
W
 Ces (FRA)
W
 Tripoli (USA)
W
1 !1

Cycling[edit]

A single cyclist represented South Africa in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Kaltenbrunn, who had won the silver medal in the individual time trial in 1920, finished fifth in this competition. He also competed in the 50 kilometres on the track, but was not among the top seven whose places were recorded.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Henry Kaltenbrunn Time trial 6:41:34.4 11

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
Henry Kaltenbrunn 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36

Sailing[edit]

A single sailor represented South Africa in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport.

Sailor Event Qualifying Final
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Race 1 Race 2 Total Rank
Rupert Ellis-Brown Olympic monotype 3 5 N/A Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
E. H. Halley 600 m free rifle 84 14
David Smith 600 m free rifle 67 59
John Stiray 600 m free rifle 74 48
James Trembath 600 m free rifle 73 51
George Church
E. H. Halley
Lloyd Laing
David Smith
Michael Wallace
Team free rifle 590 9

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
John Condon Singles  Cousin (FRA)
L 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Louis Raymond Singles  Willard (AUS)
L 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Ivie Richardson Singles Bye  Sindreu (ESP)
W 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
 Cochet (FRA)
L 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Patrick Spence Singles Bye  Syz (SUI)
W 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
 Woosnam (GBR)
W 4–6, 10–8, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
 Lacoste (FRA)
L 2–6, 0–6, 1–6
Did not advance
John Condon
Ivie Richardson
Doubles N/A Bye  Torralva /
Torralva (CHI)
W 6–2, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
 Flaquer /
Saprisa (ESP)
W 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
 Williams /
Washburn (USA)
W 4–6, 11–9, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
 Brunon /
Cochet (FRA)
L 7–5, 3–6, 5–7, 2–6
Bronze medal final
 Lacoste /
Borotra (FRA)
L 3–6, 8–10, 3–6
4

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