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
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates July 8 (heats and quarterfinals)
July 9 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 65 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
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Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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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 July 8, with the semifinals and final on July 9. Sixty-five sprinters from 33 countries competed.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[1]

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[2]  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
5 Diego Ordoñéz  Spain

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 MacKechenneay  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

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 July 8. 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 July 9. 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 July 9.

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

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