Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 6 (heats and quarterfinals)
July 7 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 86 from 34 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Harold Abrahams
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jackson Scholz
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Arthur Porritt
 New Zealand
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Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. This race was depicted in the film Chariots of Fire. The first two rounds were held on July 6, with the semifinals and final on July 7. Eighty-six sprinters from 34 countries competed.[1]

Eric Liddell, a devout Christian, was formerly registered to compete in the event, but dropped out because the heat was on Sunday, and his faith compelled him to keep Sunday as the Sabbath. Many newspapers and people turned against him until he entered in the 400 meters and won.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Charles Paddock (USA) 10.4 s Redlands, United States 23 April 1921
Olympic record  Donald Lippincott (USA) 10.6 s Stockholm, Sweden 6 July 1912

No new records were set in 1924, though Harold Abrahams equalled the Olympic record three times.

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 6 July. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the second round.

  Advance on placement

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Loren Murchison  United States 10.8 Q
2 Arthur Porritt  New Zealand 10.9 Q
3 Camilo Rivas  Argentina
4 Mariano Aguilar  Mexico
5 Alberto Jurado  Ecuador

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Cyril Coaffee  Canada 11.0 Q
2 Ernesto Bonacina  Italy 11.2 Q
3 Mogens Truelsen  Denmark
4 Gentil dos Santos  Portugal
5 Alois Linka  Czechoslovakia 11.6

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock  United States 11.2 Q
2 Oto Seviško  Latvia 11.8 Q
3 Ferdinand Kaindl  Austria

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Maurice Degrelle  France 11.0 Q
2 Reijo Halme  Finland 11.1 Q
3 Frederik Lamp  Netherlands
4 Friedrich Schedl  Austria
5 Władysław Dobrowolski  Poland 11.5
6 Rauf Hasağasi  Turkey

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Lajos Kurunczy  Hungary 11.4 Q
2 Johans Oja  Latvia Q
3 Henricus Cockuyt  Belgium
4 Wilfred Hildreth  India
5 Lawrence Betts  South Africa

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Henricus Broos  Netherlands 11.0 Q
2 George Dunston  South Africa 11.2 Q
3 Antonín Svoboda  Czechoslovakia 11.3
4 Poul Schiang  Denmark 11.5
5 José-María Larrabeiti  Spain 11.6
6 David Nepomuceno  Philippines

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Lancelot Royle  Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Giovanni Frangipane  Italy 11.1 Q
3 Valéry Théard  Haiti 11.2
4 Juan Junqueras  Spain 11.3
5 Zygmunt Weiss  Poland 11.4

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Walter Rangeley  Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Marinus van den Berge  Netherlands 11.1 Q
3 Diego Ordóñez  Spain
4 David Moriaud  Switzerland
5 Karel Pott  Portugal
6 Miguel Enrico  Argentina

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Albert Heisé  France 11.2 Q
2 Gusztáv Rózsahegyi  Hungary 11.3 Q
3 Lauri Härö  Finland 11.3
4 Curt Wiberg  Sweden 11.4
5 Alexandros Papafingos  Greece

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Wilfred Nichol  Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Paul Brochart  Belgium 11.1 Q
3 Laurence Armstrong  Canada
4 Konstantinos Pantelidis  Greece
5 Gvido Jekals  Latvia

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Chester Bowman  United States 11.0 Q
2 Walter Strebi  Switzerland 11.2 Q
3 James Hall  India 11.3
4 Bror Österdahl  Sweden 11.3
5 Félix Escobar  Argentina
6 Herminio Ahumada  Mexico

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 George Hester  Canada 11.2 Q
2 Johannes van Kampen  Netherlands 11.2 Q
3 Karl Borner  Switzerland
4 William Lowe  Ireland
5 László Muskát  Hungary
- Eugène Moetbeek  Belgium DQ

Heat 13

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz  United States 10.8 Q
2 Paul Hammer  Luxembourg 11.3 Q
3 Terence Pitt  India 11.3
4 Knut Russell  Sweden 11.3
5 Reinhold Kesküll  Estonia 11.5

Heat 14

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 11.0 Q
2 Slip Carr  Australia 11.0 Q
3 Sasago Tani  Japan
4 Anton Husgafvel  Finland
5 Álvaro Ribeiro  Brazil
6 Şekip Engineri  Turkey

Heat 15

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 André Mourlon  France 11.0 Q
2 Enrico Torre  Italy 11.2 Q
3 Joseph Hilger  Luxembourg

Heat 16

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Félix Mendizábal  Spain 11.4 Q
2 Anthony Vince  Canada 11.4 Q
3 Vittorio Zucca  Italy 11.5
4 Stanisław Sośnicki  Poland 11.6
5 Artūrs Gedvillo  Latvia

Heat 17

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Ferenc Gerő  Hungary 11.0 Q
2 René Mourlon  France 11.0 Q
3 Väinö Eskola  Finland 11.1
4 Aleksander Szenajch  Poland

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on July 6. The first two runners of each heat qualified for the semifinals.

Quarterfinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Loren Murchison  United States 10.8 Q
2 Giovanni Frangipane  Italy 11.0 Q
3 Henricus Broos  Netherlands 11.1
4 Paul Hammer  Luxembourg 11.1
5 Reijo Halme  Finland 11.1
6 Anthony Vince  Canada

Quarterfinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Chester Bowman  United States 10.8 Q
2 Arthur Porritt  New Zealand 10.9 Q
3 Walter Rangeley  Great Britain 11.0
4 René Mourlon  France 11.0
5 Lajos Kurunczy  Hungary 11.0
6 Enrico Torre  Italy

Quarterfinal 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Cyril Coaffee  Canada 10.8 Q
2 Wilfred Nichol  Great Britain 11.0 Q
3 André Mourlon  France 11.1
4 Marinus van den Berge  Netherlands
5 Jānis Oja  Latvia
6 Walter Strebi  Switzerland DNS

Quarterfinal 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 10.6 Q =OR
2 George Hester  Canada 10.7 Q
3 Ferenc Gerő  Hungary
4 Albert Heisé  France
5 Ernesto Bonacina  Italy
6 Félix Mendizábal  Spain

Quarterfinal 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Charles Paddock  United States 10.8 Q
2 Maurice Degrelle  France 11.0 Q
3 Johannes van Kampen  Netherlands
4 George Dunston  South Africa
5 Gusztáv Rózsahegyi  Hungary

Quarterfinal 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz  United States 10.8 Q
2 Slip Carr  Australia 10.9 Q
3 Lancelot Royle  Great Britain
4 Paul Brochart  Belgium
5 Oto Seviško  Latvia

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 7. The first three runners from each semifinal qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Jackson Scholz  United States 10.8 Q
2 Arthur Porritt  New Zealand 11.1 Q
3 Loren Murchison  United States 11.2 Q
4 Wilfred Nichol  Great Britain 11.3
5 Maurice Degrelle  France 11.4
6 George Hester  Canada 11.5

Semifinal 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Qual.
1 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 10.6 Q =OR
2 Charles Paddock  United States 10.7 Q
3 Chester Bowman  United States 10.7 Q
4 Slip Carr  Australia 10.7
5 Cyril Coaffee  Canada 10.8
6 Giovanni Frangipane  Italy 11.2

Final[edit]

The final was held on July 7.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Harold Abrahams  Great Britain 10.6 =OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Jackson Scholz  United States 10.7
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Arthur Porritt  New Zealand 10.8
4 5 Chester Bowman  United States 10.9
5 1 Charles Paddock  United States 10.9
6 2 Loren Murchison  United States 11.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ Olympic.org

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