Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
VenueStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates8 July (heats and quarterfinals)
9 July (semifinals and final)
Competitors65 from 33 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jackson Scholz
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Charles Paddock
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eric Liddell
 Great Britain
← 1920
1928 →

The men's 200 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The first two rounds were held on 8 July, with the semifinals and final on 9 July. Sixty-five sprinters from 33 countries competed.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2]

World record  Willie Applegarth (GBR) 21.2 s London, United Kingdom 4 July 1914
Olympic record  Archie Hahn (USA) 21.6 s St. Louis, United States 31 August 1904

Jackson Scholz of the US tied the Olympic record in the final.

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 8 July. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the second round.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Howard Kinsman  South Africa 21.8 Q
2 André Mourlon  France 21.8 Q
3 Pietro Pastorino  Italy 22.1
4 James Hall  India 22.5
5 José-María Larrabeiti  Spain

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Bayes Norton[3]  United States 21.8 Q
2 Cyril Coaffee  Canada Q
3 Carlos Garces  Mexico
4 Félix Mendizábal  Spain

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Eric Liddell  Great Britain 22.2 Q
2 Rudolf Rauch  Austria 22.6 Q
3 Joseph Hilger  Luxembourg
4 Herminio Ahumada  Mexico

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Arthur Porritt  New Zealand 22.4 Q
2 Larry Armstrong  Canada Q
3 Karl Borner  Switzerland
4 Lauri Härö  Finland

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Henricus Broos  Netherlands 22.6 Q
2 George Dunston  South Africa Q
3 Paul Hammer  Luxembourg
4 Mogens Truelsen  Denmark
5 Oto Seviško  Latvia

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz  United States 22.4 Q
2 George Hester  Canada Q
3 Terence Pitt  India
4 Pierre Parrain  France

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Slip Carr  Australia 22.6 Q
2 William Lowe  Ireland 23.0 Q
3 Jan de Vries  Netherlands 23.2

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 John McKechenneay  Canada 23.2 Q
2 Roy Norman  Australia Q
3 Alexandros Papafingos  Greece
4 Alois Linka  Czechoslovakia
5 Wilfred Hildreth  India

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Wilfred Nichol  Great Britain 22.6 Q
2 Ferenc Gerő  Hungary Q
3 José Martínez  Mexico

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 22.2 Q
2 Charles Paddock  United States 22.3 Q
3 Gentil dos Santos  Portugal 23.0
4 Johannes van Kampen  Netherlands 23.1
5 Diego Ordoñéz  Spain

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Paul Brochart  Belgium 23.0 Q
2 Konstantinos Pantelidis  Greece Q
3 Stanko Perpar  Yugoslavia

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Lajos Kurunczy  Hungary 22.6 Q
2 Sasago Tani  Japan Q
3 Gvido Jekals  Latvia

Heat 13

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 George Hill  United States 22.0 Q
2 Thomas Matthewman  Great Britain Q
3 Alvaro de Oliveira  Brazil
4 Aleksander Szenajch  Poland 22.8
5 Mariano Aguilar  Mexico

Heat 14

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Joseph Jackson  France 22.8 Q
2 Félix Escobar  Argentina 23.0 Q
3 Zygmunt Weiss  Poland 23.4

Heat 15

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Maurice Degrelle  France 22.6 Q
2 Marinus van den Berge  Netherlands Q
3 David Nepomuceno  Philippines

Heat 16

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Sean Lavan  Ireland 23.2 Q
2 Juan Junquera  Spain Q
3 Reinhold Kesküll  Estonia

Heat 17

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Valéry Théard  Haiti 23.6 Q
2 Jānis Oja  Latvia Q
3 Mohamed Burhan  Turkey

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on 8 July. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the semifinals.

Quarterfinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock  United States 22.2 Q
2 Wilfred Nichol  Great Britain 22.6 Q
3 George Dunston  South Africa
4 Jānis Oja  Latvia
5 Rudolf Rauch  Austria

Quarterfinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Slip Carr  Australia 21.8 Q
2 Eric Liddell  Great Britain Q
3 Joseph Jackson  France
4 Sean Lavan  Ireland
5 John MacKechenneay  Canada
6 Juan Junquera  Spain

Quarterfinal 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz  United States 21.8 Q
2 Cyril Coaffee  Canada Q
3 Sasago Tani  Japan
4 Valéry Théard  Haiti
5 Roy Norman  Australia
6 Kostas Pantelidis  Greece

Quarterfinal 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 22.0 Q
2 Bayes Norton  United States 22.3 Q
3 Maurice Degrelle  France 22.4
4 Ferenc Gerő  Hungary 22.4
5 Laurie Armstrong  Canada
6 Félix Escobar  Argentina

Quarterfinal 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Arthur Porritt  New Zealand 22.0 Q
2 André Mourlon  France 22.1 Q
3 Lajos Kurunczy  Hungary
4 Thomas Matthewman  Great Britain
5 William Lowe  Ireland
6 Marinus van den Berge  Netherlands

Quarterfinal 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 George Hill  United States 21.8 Q
2 Howard Kinsman  South Africa Q
3 Paul Brochart  Belgium
4 George Hester  Canada
5 Henricus Broos  Netherlands

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on 9 July. The first three runners from each semifinal qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz  United States 21.8 Q
2 George Hill  United States 21.8 Q
3 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 21.9 Q
4 Slip Carr  Australia 22.1
5 Wilfred Nichol  Great Britain 22.4
6 Arthur Porritt  New Zealand 22.6

Semifinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock  United States 21.8 Q
2 Eric Liddell  Great Britain 21.8 Q
3 Bayes Norton  United States 22.1 Q
4 André Mourlon  France 22.2
5 Howard Kinsman  South Africa 22.3
6 Cyril Coaffee  Canada 22.4

Final[edit]

The final was held on 9 July.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Jackson Scholz  United States 21.6 =OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Charles Paddock  United States 21.7
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Eric Liddell  Great Britain 21.9
4 1 George Hill  United States 22.0
5 3 Bayes Norton  United States 22.0
6 2 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 22.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. ^ Olympic.org
  3. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/no/bayes-norton-1.html