Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles
|Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Venue||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir|
|Dates||July 6 (quarterfinals and semifinals)
July 7 (final)
|Competitors||23 from 13 nations|
|Athletics at the
1924 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|3000 m steeplechase||men|
|4×100 m relay||men|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|3000 m team race||men|
|10 km walk||men|
As for all other races the track was 500 metres in circumference.
Twenty-three hurdlers from 13 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||54.0||Frank Loomis||Antwerp (BEL)||August 16, 1920|
|52.1(*)||Ivan Riley||Ann Arbor (USA)||May 31, 1924|
|Olympic Record||54.0||Frank Loomis||Antwerp (BEL)||August 16, 1920|
(*) not ratified as he knocked over a hurdle
Morgan Taylor won the U.S. trials in a time of 52.6 but he also knocked over a hurdle, which was against the rules in force at that time. He did the same in the final of this competition so the time he set, again 52.6, was also not ratified as world record. As the second placed Erik Wilén used a similar style his 53.8 were also not accepted as world record but tolerated as Olympic record.
All heats were held on Sunday, July 6, 1924.
The best two finishers of every heat qualified for the semi-finals.
|1||Charles Brookins (USA)||54.8||Q|
|2||Humberto Lara (CHI)||56.5||Q|
|3||Phil McDonald (CAN)||56.8|
|1||Chan Coulter (USA)||55.0||Q|
|2||Erik Wilén (FIN)||55.3||Q|
|3||Louis Lundgren (DEN)||56.0|
|4||Pierre Arnaudin (FRA)||DNF|
|1||Géo André (FRA)||56.0||Q|
|2||Henri Thorsen (DEN)||57.2||Q|
|3||Ioannis Talianos (GRE)||58.0|
|1||Roger Viel (FRA)||57.2||Q|
|2||Martti Jukola (FIN)||57.7||Q|
|—||Wilfrid Tatham (GBR)||58.5|
|1||Morgan Taylor (USA)||55.8||Q|
|2||Fred Blackett (GBR)||56.9||Q|
|3||Enrique Thompson (ARG)||57.0|
|4||Richard Honner (AUS)||58.5|
|5||André Foussard (FRA)||60.0|
|1||Ivan Riley (USA)||55.4||Q|
|2||Luigi Facelli (ITA)||56.4||Q|
|3||Jules Migeot (BEL)||56.7|
|4||Warren Montabone (CAN)|
|5||Oscar van Rappard (NED)|
All semi-finals were held on Sunday, July 6, 1924.
The best three finishers of every heat qualified for the final.
|1||Charles Brookins (USA)||54.6||Q|
|2||Morgan Taylor (USA)||54.9||Q|
|3||Erik Wilén (FIN)||55.4||Q|
|4||Luigi Facelli (ITA)||55.6|
|5||Roger Viel (FRA)||56.7|
|6||Henri Thorsen (DEN)||57.3|
|1||Ivan Riley (USA)||56.6||Q|
|2||Géo André (FRA)||56.7||Q|
|3||Fred Blackett (GBR)||58.4||Q|
|4||Chan Coulter (USA)||58.6|
|5||Martti Jukola (FIN)||58.6|
|6||Humberto Lara (CHI)||59.0|
The final was held on Monday, July 7, 1924. Charles Brookins who finished second was disqualified when he ran out of his lane. As Morgan Taylor knocked over a hurdle, which was against the rules in force at that time the Olympic record was credited to the second placed Erik Wilén, but the time was not ratified as world record.
|1||Morgan Taylor (USA)||52.6|
|2||Erik Wilén (FIN)||53.8 OR|
|3||Ivan Riley (USA)||54.2|
|4||Géo André (FRA)||56.2|
|—||Charles Brookins (USA)||DSQ|
|Fred Blackett (GBR)||DSQ|