Switzerland at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
7
Silver
8
Bronze
10
Total
25
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Gemuseus, AlphonseAlphonse Gemuseus Equestrian Individual jumping July 27
 Gold Güttinger, AugustAugust Güttinger Gymnastics Men's parallel bars July 18
 Gold Wilhelm, JosefJosef Wilhelm Gymnastics Men's pommel horse July 23
 Gold Candeveau, ÉdouardÉdouard Candeveau, Alfred Felber, Émile Lachapelle Rowing Men's coxed pair July 17
 Gold Albrecht, EmileEmile Albrecht, Walter Lossli, Alfred Probst,
Eugen Sigg, Hans Walter
Rowing Men's coxed four July 17
 Gold Gehri, HermannHermann Gehri Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 14
 Gold Hagmann, FritzFritz Hagmann Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight July 14
 Silver Martin, PaulPaul Martin Athletics Men's 800 m July 7
 Silver Schärer, WillyWilly Schärer Athletics Men's 1500 m July 10
 Silver Bühler, HansHans Bühler, Alphonse Gemuseus, Werner Stuber Equestrian Team jumping July 27
 Silver national football team, SwitzerlandSwitzerland national football team
Max Abegglen   Marcel Katz   Adolphe Reymond
Félix Bédouret   Edmond Kramer   Louis Richard
Charles Bouvier   Adolphe Mengotti   Teo Schär
Walter Dietrich   August Oberhauser   Paul Schmiedlin
Karl Ehrenbolger   Robert Pache   Paul Sturzenegger
Paul Fässler   Aron Pollitz   Walter Weiler
Gustav Gottenkieny   Hans Pulver
Jean Haag   Rudolf Ramseyer
Football June 9
 Silver Gutweniger, JeanJean Gutweniger Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar July 17
Men's pommel horse July 23
 Silver Hünenberger, FritzFritz Hünenberger Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg July 23
 Silver Wernli, HenriHenri Wernli Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight July 14
 Bronze Grieder, HansHans Grieder, August Güttinger, Jean Gutweniger, Georges Miez,
Otto Pfister, Antoine Rebetez, Carl Widmer, Josef Wilhelm
Gymnastics Men's team all-around July 23
 Bronze Rebetez, AntoineAntoine Rebetez Gymnastics Men's pommel horse July 23
 Bronze Güttinger, AugustAugust Güttinger Gymnastics Men's rope climbing July 20
 Bronze Schneider, JosefJosef Schneider Rowing Men's single sculls July 17
 Bronze Bosshard, RudolfRudolf Bosshard, Heinrich Thoma Rowing Men's double sculls July 17
 Bronze Albrecht, EmileEmile Albrecht, Alfred Probst,
Eugen Sigg, Hans Walter
Rowing Men's coxless four July 17
 Bronze Hartmann, JosiasJosias Hartmann Shooting Men's 50 m rifle, prone June 23
 Bronze Reinmann, ArthurArthur Reinmann Weightlifting Men's 60 kg July 21
 Bronze Müller, OttoOtto Müller Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 14
 Bronze Courant, CharlesCharles Courant Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight July 14

Aquatics[edit]

Diving[edit]

A single diver represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Arthur Bischoff 3 m board 29 385 6 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Charles Kopp 100 m freestyle 1:15.0 4 Did not advance
Robert Wyss 200 m breaststroke 3:03.6 2 Q 3:04.2 3 q 3:05.6 5

Water polo[edit]

Switzerland made its second Olympic water polo appearance.

Roster
First round
Netherlands  7 – 0   Switzerland Piscine des Tourelles

Athletics[edit]

Seventeen athletes represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport. Martin and Schärer each won a silver medal—Switzerland's first medals in Olympic athletics.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Karl Borner 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
Constant Bucher Pentathlon N/A Elim-3
Decathlon N/A 5961.5925 15
Otto Garnus Shot put N/A 12.12 8 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 35.16 11 Did not advance
Ernst Gerspach Decathlon N/A 6743.530 6
Josef Imbach 400 m 51.8 1 Q 48.0 OR 1 Q 48.3 2 Q Did not finish
William Marthé 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Paul Martin 800 m N/A 2:00.2 1 Q 1:55.6 3 Q 1:52.6 2
Adolf Meier Long jump N/A 6.61 5 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A Did not finish
David Moriaud 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 3 Did not advance
Willi Moser 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 2 Q 16.1 5 Did not advance
Javelin throw N/A 46.80 13 Did not advance
Werner Nüesch Shot put N/A 12.45 5 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 38.205 6 Did not advance
Willy Schärer 1500 m N/A 4:06.6 1 Q 3:55.0 2
Arthur Tell Schwab 10 km walk N/A Unknown 3 Q 49:50.0 5
Christian Simmen 400 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
Walter Strebi 100 m 11.2 2 Q Did not start Did not advance
Hans Wipf Javelin throw N/A 48.57 10 Did not advance
Karl Borner
Heinz Hemmi
Josef Imbach
Victor Moriaud
4x100 m relay N/A 42.2 1 Q 42.2 2 Q Disqualified

Boxing[edit]

Seven boxers represented Switzerland at the 1924 Games. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Stauffer became the first Swiss boxer to reach the quarterfinals.

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
Georges Givel Middleweight  Steichen (LUX)
W
 Elliott (GBR)
L
Did not advance 9
R. Nyffeler Flyweight Bye  Rennie (CAN)
L
Did not advance 9
Jacques Sauthier Featherweight Bye  Petrarca (ITA)
L
Did not advance 9
Louis Sauthier Welterweight  Delarge (BEL)
L
Did not advance 17
Erich Siebert Middleweight Bye  Mallin (GBR)
L
Did not advance 9
Teodor Stauffer Welterweight  Decker (AUT)
W
 Santoro (ARG)
W
 Dwyer (IRL)
L
Did not advance 5
Johann Weidel Bantamweight Bye  Sánchez (ESP)
L
Did not advance 9

Cycling[edit]

Nine cyclists represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport. The Swiss were perhaps the most successful nation not to win a medal; Blattmann took fifth in the individual time trial, the Swiss team took fourth in the team time trial, and Mermillod reached the semifinals of the sprint.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Georg Antenen Time trial 6:53:27.0 21
Albert Blattmann Time trial 6:34:09.0 5
Fritz Bossi Time trial 7:05:43.4 28
Otto Lehner Time trial 6:43:39.0 14
Georg Antenen
Albert Blattmann
Fritz Bossi
Otto Lehner
Team time trial 20:11:15.0 4

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
Louis Mermillod Sprint Unknown 2 r Unknown 1 Q Unknown 2 r Unknown 1 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Ernst Leutert
Arnold Nötzli
Ernst Richli
Gustav Weilenmann
Team pursuit 5:23.0 1 Q N/A 5:21.6 2 N/A Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Nine equestrians represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Gemuseus led the jumping team to a strong debut, taking the individual gold and propelling the team to a silver medal. The eventing team placed fourth.

Equestrian Event Final
Score Time Rank
Hans Bühler Eventing 1477.5 N/A 14
Jumping 24.00 2:20.0 20
René de Ribeaupierre Eventing 904.5 N/A 28
Werner Fehr Eventing 1395.0 N/A 18
Alphonse Gemuseus Jumping 6.00 2:24.4 1
Adolphe Mercier Dressage 223.6 N/A 16
Charles Schlumberger Dressage 189.4 N/A 21
Charles Stoffel Eventing 1466.0 N/A 15
Werner Stuber Dressage 206.2 N/A 20
Jumping 20.00 2:32.4 14
Hans von der Weid Dressage 243.2 N/A 7
Jumping 24.00 2:39.8 21
Hans Bühler
René de Ribeaupierre
Werner Fehr
Charles Stoffel
Team eventing 4338.5 N/A 4
Hans Bühler
Alphonse Gemuseus
Werner Stuber
Hans von der Weid
Team jumping 50.00 N/A 2

Fencing[edit]

Ten fencers, seven men and three women, represented Swtizerland in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport; Switzerland was one of nine nations to send women to the first Olympic women's fencing competition.

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
John Albaret Foil 3–1 3 Q 0–5 6 Did not advance
Constantin Antoniades Épée 3–6 8 N/A Did not advance
Eugène Empeyta Épée 6–2 1 Q N/A 6–3 1 Q 4–7 7 Did not advance
Foil 0–3 4 Did not advance
Édouard Fitting Foil Bye 2–3 5 Did not advance
Frédéric Fitting Épée 5–3 4 Q N/A 9–1 1 Q 3–8 12 Did not advance
Foil 2–1 1 Q 2–3 4 Did not advance
Henri Jacquet Épée 5–4 3 Q N/A 6–3 3 Q 4–7 10 Did not advance
John Albaret
Constantin Antoniades
Eugène Empeyta
Frédéric Fitting
Henri Jacquet
Team épée 1–0 1 Q N/A 0–2 3 Did not advance
John Albaret
Constantin Antoniades
Eugène Empeyta
Édouard Fitting
Frédéric Fitting
Charles Rochat
Team foil Bye N/A 1–2 3 Did not advance
Women

Ranks given are within the pool.

Fencer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Suzanne Bonnard Foil 1–4 5 Did not advance
Emma Fitting Foil 3–3 3 Q 1–4 5 Did not advance
Jeanne Morgenthaler Foil 1–4 6 Did not advance

Football[edit]

Switzerland competed in the Olympic football tournament for the first (and, as of 2008, only) time in 1924. The Swiss took the silver medal, losing the final to Uruguay.

Round 1
May 25, 1924
Switzerland   9–0  Lithuania
Sturzenegger Goal 2' Goal 43' Goal 68' Goal 85'
Dietrich Goal 14'
Abegglen Goal 41' Goal 50' Goal 58'
Ramseyer Goal 63' (pen.)
Report
Stade Pershing
Attendance: 8,110
Referee: A. Scamoni (ITA)
Round 2
May 28, 1924
Switzerland   1–1 (a.e.t.)  Czechoslovakia
Dietrich Goal 79' Report Sloup Goal 21' (pen.)
Stade Bergeyre
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: P. Chr. Andersen (NOR)
May 30, 1924
Switzerland   1–0  Czechoslovakia
Pache Goal 87' Report
Stade Bergeyre
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Marcel Slawik (FRA)
Quarterfinals
June 2, 1924
Switzerland   2–1  Italy
Sturzenegger Goal 47'
Abegglen Goal 60'
Report Della Valle Goal 52'
Stade Bergeyre
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)
Semifinals
June 5, 1924
Switzerland   2–1  Sweden
Abegglen Goal 15' Goal 77' Report Kock Goal 41'
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 7,448
Referee: Mihaly Ivancsics (HUN)
Final
June 9, 1924
16:30
Uruguay  3–0   Switzerland
Petrone Goal 9'
Cea Goal 65'
Romano Goal 82'
Report
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Marcel Slawik (FRA)
Final rank
2

Gymnastics[edit]

Eight gymnasts represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport, and first since 1904. The team took bronze. Güttinger, the top all-around individual at seventh place, won two apparatus medals: the gold in the parallel bars and the bronze in the rope climbing. Gutweninger had a pair as well, with silvers in the horizontal bar and the pommel horse. Wilhelm (gold) and Rebetez (bronze) had one medal each, as the Swiss swept the pommel horse medals, with Widmer finishing fourth as well.

Artistic[edit]

Gymnast Event Final
Score Rank
Hans Grieder All-around 99.646 22
Horizontal bar 16.946 24
Parallel bars 20.94 12
Pommel horse 18.440 15
Rings 17.070 43
Rope climbing 10 (9.0 s) 18
Sidehorse vault 9.17 29
Vault 7.08 41
August Güttinger All-around 105.176 7
Horizontal bar 18.886 8
Parallel bars 21.63 1
Pommel horse 19.600 8
Rings 17.570 37
Rope climbing 10 (7.8 s) 3
Sidehorse vault 8.41 48
Vault 9.08 17
Jean Gutweninger All-around 102.342 14
Horizontal bar 19.236 2
Parallel bars 21.26 8
Pommel horse 21.130 2
Rings 17.846 32
Rope climbing 6 (9.8 s) 35
Sidehorse vault 8.50 46
Vault 8.37 23
Georges Miez All-around 98.796 23
Horizontal bar 19.050 5
Parallel bars 20.36 21
Pommel horse 18.830 14
Rings 16.486 45
Rope climbing 7 (9.6 s) 31
Sidehorse vault 8.70 42
Vault 8.17 25
Otto Pfister All-around 95.746 28
Horizontal bar 16.920 25
Parallel bars 18.96 39
Pommel horse 18.430 16
Rings 17.246 41
Rope climbing 7 (9.6 s) 31
Sidehorse vault 8.86 39
Vault 8.33 24
Antoine Rebetez All-around 89.583 38
Horizontal bar 19.053 4
Parallel bars 19.08 35
Pommel horse 20.730 3
Rings 17.920 30
Rope climbing 5 (10.2 s) 41
Sidehorse vault 7.80 62
Vault 0.00 67
Carl Widmer All-around 94.936 32
Horizontal bar 16.190 31
Parallel bars 19.76 31
Pommel horse 20.500 4
Rings 16.996 44
Rope climbing 9 (9.2 s) 23
Sidehorse vault 7.66 63
Vault 4.83 57
Josef Wilhelm All-around 97.096 25
Horizontal bar 17.150 22
Parallel bars 21.40 4
Pommel horse 21.230 1
Rings 17.386 40
Rope climbing 4 (10.4 s) 45
Sidehorse vault 9.06 34
Vault 6.87 46
Hans Grieder
August Güttinger
Jean Gutweninger
Georges Miez
Otto Pfister
Antoine Rebetez
Carl Widmer
Josef Wilhelm
Team 816.661 3

Rowing[edit]

11 rowers represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. All five of the Swiss boats won medals, including two golds and three bronzes.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event Semifinals Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Josef Schneider Single sculls 7:15.6 1 Q Advanced directly 8:01.1 3
Rudolf Bosshard
Heinrich Thoma
Double sculls 6:55.0 1 Q N/A Unknown 3
Édouard Candeveau
Alfred Felber
Émile Lachapelle
Coxed pairs 7:49.6 1 Q N/A 8:39.0 1
Emile Albrecht
Alfred Probst
Eugen Sigg
Hans Walter
Coxless fours Unknown 2 Q N/A Unknown 3
Emile Albrecht
Walter Lossli
Alfred Probst
Eugen Sigg
Hans Walter
Emile Lachapelle
Coxed fours Unknown 2 r 7:27.2 1 Q 7:18.4 1

Sailing[edit]

A single sailor represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, and first since 1900. Switzerland had the only female sailor in 1924.

Sailor Event Qualifying Final
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Race 1 Race 2 Total Rank
Ella Maillart Olympic monotype 5 3 N/A Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
Josias Hartmann 50 m rifle, prone 394 3
Walter Lienhard 50 m rifle, prone 390 10
Jakob Reich 50 m rifle, prone 392 7
600 m free rifle 81 31
Arnold Rösli 600 m free rifle 79 35
Willy Schnyder 50 m rifle, prone 376 41
Conrad Stucheli 600 m free rifle 82 24
Albert Tröndle 600 m free rifle 73 51
Jakob Reich
Arnold Rösli
Willy Schnyder
Conrad Stucheli
Albert Tröndle
Team free rifle 635 4

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
Charles Aeschlimann Singles Bye  Dumas (ARG)
W 7–5, 6–4, 6–0
 von Kehrling (HUN)
L 6–4, 8–6, 5–7, 2–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Pablo Debran Singles  McCrea (IRL)
W 6–4, 6–4, 6–0
 de Morpurgo (ITA)
L 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Maurice Ferrier Singles  Schybergson (FIN)
W 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
 Jacob (IND)
L 7–5, 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Hanns Syz Singles Bye  Spence (RSA)
L 3–6, 2–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Charles Aeschlimann
Maurice Ferrier
Doubles N/A Bye  Žemla /
Koželuh (TCH)
L 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Did not advance
Pablo Debran
Hanns Syz
Doubles N/A  McCrea /
Ireland (IRL)
W 4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
 Tegner /
Ulrich (DEN)
L 6–3, 0–6, 0–6, 1–6
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event 1H Snatch 1H Clean & Jerk Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Albert Aeschmann Men's -75 kg 67.5 87.5 82.5 87.5 117.5 442.5 5
Felix Bichsel Men's -67.5 kg 70 95 65 75 105 410 8
Jules van Gunten Men's -67.5 kg 65 77.5 72.5 75 100 390 15
Fritz Hünenberger Men's -82.5 kg 80 107.5 80 97.5 125 490 2
Joseph Jaquenoud Men's -67.5 kg 65 85 77.5 85 105 417.5 5
Edgar Juillerat Men's -60 kg 55 70 67.5 75 100 367.5 8
Eugène Peney Men's +82.5 kg DNF
Arthur Reinmann Men's -60 kg 57.5 70 80 75 100 382.5 3
Anton Schärer Men's -82.5 kg 75 85 100 95 120 475 7

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
Édouard Belet Lightweight N/A  Bacon (GBR)
W
 Gardiner (GBR)
L
Did not advance
Auguste Corti Lightweight N/A  Haavisto (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Charles Courant Light heavyweight N/A  Strack (USA)
W
 Hansen (DEN)
W
 Svensson (SWE)
L
Bronze medal semifinal
Bye
Bronze medal final
Bye
3
Hermann Gehri Welterweight N/A  Fichu (FRA)
W
 Johnson (USA)
W
 Leino (FIN)
W
 Lookabough (USA)
W
1
Fritz Hagemann Middleweight N/A  Christoffersen (DEN)
W
 Penttilä (FIN)
W
 Rhys (GBR)
W
 Ollivier (BEL)
W
1
Otto Müller Welterweight N/A  Lookabough (USA)
L
Did not advance Bronze medal semifinal
 Stockton (CAN)
W
Bronze medal final
 Johnson (USA)
W
3
Fritz Roth Light heavyweight N/A  Hansen (DEN)
L
Did not advance
Hans Roth Heavyweight N/A  Nyström (FIN)
W
 Pohjala (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Ernst Tognetti Middleweight N/A  Rowe (GBR)
W
 Ollivier (BEL)
L
Bronze medal semifinal
 Penttilä (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Henri Wernli Heavyweight N/A  Dame (FRA)
W
 Richthoff (SWE)
W
 Steele (USA)
L
Silver medal semifinal
 Nilsson (SWE)
W
Silver medal final
 McDonald (GBR)
W
2

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
J. Grandjean Middleweight  Clody (FRA)
L
 Pštros (TCH)
L
Did not advance N/A =20
Louis Veuve Middleweight  Okulicz-Kozaryn (POL)
L
 Grbić (YUG)
L
Did not advance N/A =20

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