Belgium at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Belgium at the Olympic Games

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At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 172 (166 men and 6 women) in 17 sports
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
3
Silver
7
Bronze
3
Total
13
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Belgium competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 172 competitors, 166 men and 6 women, took part in 82 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Delarge, JeanJean Delarge Boxing Men's welterweight July 20
 Gold Delporte, CharlesCharles Delporte Fencing Men's épée July 11
 Gold Huybrechts, LéonLéon Huybrechts Sailing Monotype Class July 13
 Silver Hoevenaers, HenriHenri Hoevenaers Cycling Men's individual time trial July 23
 Silver Hoevenaers, HenriHenri Hoevenaers, Alphonse Parfondry, Jean van den Bosch Cycling Men's team time trial July 23
 Silver Anspach, PaulPaul Anspach, Joseph De Craecker, Charles Delporte,
Fernand de Montigny, Ernest Gevers, Léon Tom
Fencing Men's team épée July 9
 Silver Beaurain, DésiréDésiré Beaurain, Charles Crahay, Fernand de Montigny,
Maurice Van Damme, Marcel Berré, Albert De Roocker
Fencing Men's team foil July 9
 Silver De Combe, JosephJoseph De Combe Swimming Men's 200 m breaststroke July 17
 Silver men's national water polo team, BelgiumBelgium men's national water polo team
Gérard Blitz   Georges Fleurix
Maurice Blitz   Paul Gailly
Joseph Cludts   Joseph Pletinckx
Joseph De Combe   Jules Thiry
Pierre Dewin   Jean-Pierre Vermetten
Albert Durant
Water polo July 20
 Silver Ollivier, PierrePierre Ollivier Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight July 14
 Bronze Beecken, Joseph JulesJoseph Jules Beecken Boxing Men's middleweight July 20
 Bronze Daghelinckx, LéonardLéonard Daghelinckx, Henri Hoevenaers,
Fernand Saive, Jean van den Bosch
Cycling Men's team pursuit July 27
 Bronze Van Damme, MauriceMaurice Van Damme Fencing Men's foil July 4

Athletics[edit]

Seventeen athletes represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Marcel Alavoine Marathon N/A 3:03:20.0 15
Paul Brochart 100 m Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
200 m 23.0 1 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Auguste Broos Marathon N/A 3:14:03.0 20
Henricus Cockuyt 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
Léon Fourneau 1500 m N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
Jean Hénault High jump N/A 1.80 2 Did not advance
Maurice Henrijean Pole vault N/A 3.66 1 Q No mark 7
Pierre LeClercq Marathon N/A 3:27:54.0 26
Jules Migeot 400 m 51.0 3 Did not advance
400 m hurdles N/A 56.7 3 Did not advance
Eugène Moetbeek 100 m Unknown 6 Did not advance
François Morren 800 m N/A Unknown 2 Q 1:58.5 6 Did not advance
Josse Ruth Pentathlon N/A Eliminated-3
Decathlon N/A 5866.670 17
Gerard Steurs Marathon N/A Did not finish
Felicien Van de Putte Marathon N/A Did not finish
Camille Van de Velde 5000 m N/A Unknown 8 Did not advance
10000 m N/A Did not finish
Joseph Van Der Wee 1500 m N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
Fred Zinner Pentathlon N/A Eliminated-3

Boxing[edit]

Ten boxers represented Belgium at the 1924 Games. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Belgium won Olympic medals for the first time with two medals, including Jean Delarge's gold in the welterweight.

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
Joseph Beecken Middleweight Bye  Funk (USA)
W
 Daney (FRA)
W
 Mallin (GBR)
L
 Black (CAN)
W
3rd
Lucien Debleyser Flyweight  Trèvédic (FRA)
L
Did not advance 17
Fernand Delarge Light heavyweight  Sørsdal (NOR)
L
Did not advance 17
Jean Delarge Welterweight  Sauthier (SUI)
W
 O'Hanrahan (GBR)
W
 Ingram (RSA)
W
 Lewis (CAN)
W
 Méndez (ARG)
W
1st
Jean Devergnies Featherweight  Bru (ESP)
W
 Francecchini (ITA)
W
 Dingley (GBR)
W
 Salas (USA)
L
 Quartucci (ARG)
L
4
Alfred Genon Lightweight  Lőwig (HUN)
W
 Sinclair (AUS)
W
 Boylstein (USA)
L
Did not advance 5
Joseph Rémy Welterweight  Dam (NED)
L
Did not advance 17
François Sybille Bantamweight  Barta (AUT)
W
 Ces (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9
Karel Tuns Featherweight Bye  Dingley (GBR)
L
Did not advance 9
Georges Van Haelen Middleweight Bye  Daney (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9

Cycling[edit]

Nine cyclists represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport as well as the Games.

The Belgians won both of the road cycling silver medals, with Hoevenaers leading the team and taking the individual medal. Three of the four road cyclists also competed in the team pursuit event on the track, winning bronze.

Road cycling[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Henri Hoevenaers Time trial 6:30:27.0 2nd
Alphonse Parfondry Time trial 6:35:57.0 6
Fernand Saivé Time trial 6:48:46.4 16
Jean Van Den Bosch Time trial 6:40:31.4 10
Henri Hoevenaers
Alphonse Parfondry
Fernand Saivé
Jean Vandenbosch
Team time trial 19:46:55.4 2nd

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
Josef Boons 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Charles Cadron 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Léonard Daghelinckx 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Pierre De Bruyne Sprint 13.8 1 Q Advanced directly Unknown 3 r Unknown 2 Did not advance
Jean Verheyen 50 km N/A Unknown 8–36
Sprint Unknown 2 r Unknown 3 Did not advance
Léonard Daghelinckx
Henri Hoevenaers
Fernand Saivé
Jean Van Den Bosch
Team pursuit 5:12.0 1 Q N/A 5:12.2 1 Q N/A Unknown 2 r Unknown 3rd

Diving[edit]

Two divers represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport, and the first time Belgium sent a woman in diving.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Albert Van Heymbeek 10 m platform 27 354.3 5 Did not advance
Plain high dive 41 118 8 Did not advance
Women
Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Sophie Hennebert 10 m platform 22 118 5 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Eleven equestrians represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport; Belgium was one of three nations (along with France and the United States) to have competed in each Olympic equestrian competition to that point. Belgium finished without a medal for the first time; the best result was the jumping team (at fourth), while the top individual place was de Brabandère's sixth in the eventing.

Equestrian Event Final
Score Time Rank
Jules Bonvalet Eventing 1428.0 N/A 16
Jean Breuls Jumping 24.00 2:44.4 22
Baudouin de Brabandère Eventing 1728.5 N/A 6
Roger Delrue Dressage 170.8 N/A 23
Joseph Fallon Eventing 1077.0 N/A 21
Nicolas LeRoy Jumping 14.75 2:42.2 8
Gaston Mesmaekers Jumping 22.75 2:50.0 18
Jacques Misonne Jumping 19.50 3:05.4 13
Léon Nossent Eventing 924.0 N/A 27
Georges Serlez Dressage 242.0 N/A 9
Joseph Stevenart Dressage 233.2 N/A 13
Jules Bonvalet
Baudouin de Brabandère
Joseph Fallon
Léon Nossent
Team eventing 4233.5 N/A 5
Jean Breuls
Nicolas LeRoy
Gaston Mesmaekers
Jacques Misonne
Team eventing 57.00 N/A 4

Fencing[edit]

Nineteen fencers, all men, represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport as well as the Games. The four medals, including one gold, won by Belgian fencers put the country second on the sport's medal leaderboard for the year.

All four épéeists reached the twelve-man final, with Delporte winning the gold medal. The épée won silver, giving four-time Olympian Paul Anspach his fifth Olympic fencing medal 16 years after he won his first. Van Damme took bronze in the foil, as the team took silver, to give Belgium its first medals in foil fencing.

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
Charles Acke Sabre N/A 2–4 6 Did not advance
Paul Anspach Épée 4–4 5 Q N/A 6–4 3 Q 6–5 4 Q 4–7 9
Omer Berck Sabre N/A 4–1 1 Q 3–5 6 Did not advance
Charles Crahay Foil 2–1 2 Q 4–1 1 Q 2–3 5 Did not advance
Balthazar De Beukelaer Foil 0–1 3 Q 3–2 3 Q 2–3 3 Q 2–3 4 Q 0–6 7
Charles Delporte Épée 7–2 1 Q N/A 7–3 1 Q 6–5 2 Q 8–3 1st
Émile Dufranc Foil 3–0 1 Q 1–3 4 Did not advance
Robert Feyerick Sabre N/A 4–1 2 Q 4–4 6 Did not advance
Ernest Gevers Épée 6–3 1 Q N/A 6–3 1 Q 4–7 6 Q 1–10 12
Jules Maes Sabre N/A 4–2 2 Q 2–6 7 Did not advance
Léon Tom Épée 5–4 3 Q N/A 6–3 3 Q 7–4 1 Q 5–6 7
Maurice Van Damme Foil 3–0 1 Q 5–0 1 Q 2–3 4 Q 3–2 3 Q 4–2 3rd
Charles Delporte
Robert Feyerick
Félix Goblet
Léon Tom
Jean-Pierre Willems
Team sabre 1–0 2 Q N/A 0–2 3 Did not advance
Paul Anspach
Joseph De Craecker
Fernand de Montigny
Charles Delporte
Ernest Gevers
Léon Tom
Team épée 1–0 1 Q N/A 1–0 1 Q 1–0 2 Q 2–1 2nd
Marcel Berré
Désiré Beaurain
Charles Crahay
Albert De Roocker
Orphile De Montigny
Maurice Van Damme
Team foil Bye N/A 2–0 1 Q 1–0 2 Q 1–1 2nd

Football[edit]

Belgium competed in the Olympic football tournament for the third time, attempting to defend its 1920 gold medal. They were stunned in their first match, however, losing the second-round game to Sweden 8–1.

Round 1
Bye
Round 2

May 29, 1924
Sweden  8–1  Belgium
Kock Goal 8' Goal 24' Goal 77'
Rydell Goal 20' Goal 61' Goal 83'
Brommesson Goal 30'
Keller Goal 46'
Report Larnoe Goal 67'
Stade Olympique, Colombes
Attendance: 8,532
Referee: Heinrich Retschury (AUT)
Final rank
9th place

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Four pentathletes represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport.

Pentathlete Event Final
Score Rank
Léopold Buffin de Chosal Individual 89.5 17
Jacques De Wykerslooth De Rooyesteyn Individual 123 29
Jules Hulsmans Individual 140.5 35
J. L. M. Van Loocke Individual 92 18

Rowing[edit]

15 rowers represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport as well as the Games, tying Canada and Great Britain for most rowing appearances.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event Semifinals Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alphonse Dewette
Emile Gabriels
Marcel Wauters
Coxed pairs Unknown 3 N/A Did not advance
Lucien Brouha
Victor Denis
Jules Georges
Marcel Roman
Jean van Silfhout
Coxed fours Unknown 2 r Unknown 4 Did not advance
A. D'Anvers
Gérard de Gezelle
R. de Landtsheere
Albert Geinger
Léon Lippens
Hippolyte Schouppe
Robert Swartelé
Jean van Silfhout
Marcel Wauters
Eights Unknown 2 r Unknown 4 Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Eight sailors represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Huybrechts took the gold in the monotype dinghy.

Sailor Event Qualifying Final
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Race 1 Race 2 Total Rank
Léon Huybrechts Olympic monotype 2 Q DNF N/A 1 1 2 1st
Léon Huybrechts
John Klotz
Léopold Standaert
6 metre class 6 7 3 16 Did not advance 5
Fernand Carlier
Maurice Passelecq
Emmanuel Pauwels
Paul Van Halteren
Victor Vanderslyen
8 metre class 5 2 Q 5 12 DNF (4) 4 8 4

Shooting[edit]

Fourteen sport shooters represented Belgium in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport.

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
Conrad Adriaenssens 50 m rifle, prone 384 30
600 m free rifle 78 41
Arthur Balbaert 50 m rifle, prone 385 26
600 m free rifle 84 14
Albert Bosquet Trap Unknown 31–44
Charles Delbarre 50 m rifle, prone 383 31
Louis D'Heur Trap 96 5
Émile Dupont Trap Unknown 31–44
François Lafortune 25 m rapid fire pistol 13 40
600 m free rifle 83 19
Victor Robert 25 m rapid fire pistol 13 40
Jacques Thuriaux 25 m rapid fire pistol 11 50
Paul Van Asbroeck 25 m rapid fire pistol 8 51
50 m rifle, prone 391 9
600 m free rifle 82 24
Louis Van Tilt Trap Unknown 31–44
Conrad Adriaenssens
Arthur Balbaert
François Lafortune
Charles Scheirlinck
Paul Van Asbroeck
Team free rifle 550 11
Albert Bosquet
Louis D'Heur
Émile Dupont
Jacques Mouton
Henri Quersin
Louis Van Tilt
Team clay pigeons 550 11

Swimming[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gérard Blitz 100 m backstroke 1:19.0 2 Q 1:19.0 1 Q 1:19.6 4
Joseph de Combe 200 m breaststroke 3:02.0 1 Q 3:00.2 1 Q 2:59.2 2nd
A. Buydens
Joseph Callens
Martial van Schelle
Émile Thienpondt
4×200 m freestyle relay 11:14.8 3 Did not advance

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
Stéphane Halot Singles  Ireland (IRL)
W 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
 Willard (AUS)
L 6–8, 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Albert Lammens Singles Bye  Macenauer (TCH)
L 0–6, 1–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Victor de Laveleye Singles Bye  Richards (USA)
L 2–6, 4–6, 0–6
Did not advance
Jean Washer Singles  Mişu (ROU)
W 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
 Flaquer (ESP)
W 6–1, 6–4, 7–5
 Hunter (USA)
W 2–6, 1–6, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
 de Morpurgo (ITA)
L 6–2, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–8
Did not advance
Stéphane Halot
Albert Lammens
Doubles N/A Bye  Lacoste /
Borotra (FRA)
L 3–6, 0–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Victor de Laveleye
Jean Washer
Doubles N/A Bye  de Morpurgo /
Serventi (ITA)
L 4–6, 4–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Christine de Borman Singles Bye  McKane (GBR)
L 0–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Marthe Dupont Singles Bye  Bouman (NED)
L 6–8, 4–6
Did not advance
Marie Janssen Singles  Várady-Péter (HUN)
L 4–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Marie Storms Singles Bye  Shepherd-Barron (GBR)
L 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Christine de Borman
Marie Storms
Doubles N/A Bye  Covell /
McKane (GBR)
L 1–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Marthe Dupont
Jean Washer
Doubles Bye  Mallory /
Nielsen (NOR)
L 6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Christine de Borman
Stéphane Halot
Doubles  Brehm /
Tegner (DEN)
W 6–2, 6–4
 Fick /
Müller (SWE)
L 0–6, 3–6
Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

In its fifth Olympic water polo appearance, Belgium continued its streak of medal wins by claiming its fourth silver (and fifth overall) medal.

Roster
First round
  • Bye
Quarterfinals
Belgium  3–2  Hungary Piscine des Tourelles
Semifinals
Belgium  5–1  Czechoslovakia Piscine des Tourelles
Final
France  3–0  Belgium Piscine des Tourelles
Silver medal semifinals
Belgium  4–3  Sweden Piscine des Tourelles
Silver medal final
United States  1–2  Belgium Piscine des Tourelles

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event 1H Snatch 1H Clean & Jerk Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Georges Bernaert Men's +82.5 kg 465 9
G. Butter Men's −67.5 kg 65 75 72.5 82.5 110 405 10
M. Van der Goten Men's −75 kg 60 75 72.5 85 110 402.5 13
V. Van Hamme Men's −75 kg 60 75 70 75 110 390 16
Marcel Horsch Men's −75 kg 55 67.5 77.5 80 100 380 20
Albert Maes Men's −60 kg 55 70 65 67.5 95 352.5 13
Nicolaas Moerloos Men's −60 kg 55 75 65 67.5 92.5 355 12
F. Verdonck Men's −82.5 kg 60 70 70 80 100 380 17

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
Joseph Dillen Bantamweight N/A Bye  Hines (USA)
L
Did not advance
Herman Van Duyzen Lightweight N/A  Pouvroux (FRA)
L
Did not advance
Albert Foubert Featherweight Bye  Naito (JPN)
L
Did not advance
Joseph Hutmacker Light heavyweight N/A  Svensson (SWE)
L
Did not advance
Frits Janssens Welterweight N/A  Leino (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Pierre Ollivier Middleweight N/A  Bonassin (ITA)
W
 Tognetti (SUI)
W
 Pekkala (FIN)
W
Silver medal semifinal
 Rhys (GBR)
W
 Hagemann (SUI)
L
Silver medal final
 Penttilä (FIN)
W
2nd
Hyacinthe Roosen Welterweight N/A  Dupraz (USA)
W
 Leino (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Auguste Thijs Featherweight Bye  Huupponen (FIN)
L
Did not advance

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
Lucien Bottin Featherweight  Capron (FRA)
L
 Malmberg (SWE)
L
Did not advance =18
Louis Christoffel Lightweight  Ronis (LAT)
L
 Westerlund (FIN)
L
Did not advance N/A =20
Henri Dierickx Bantamweight  Andersen (DEN)
W
 Çakin (TUR)
W
 Martinsen (NOR)
W
 Olsen (NOR)
L
Retired
L
Did not advance N/A =9
Jean Dumont Middleweight  Christoffersen (DEN)
L
 Westerlund (FIN)
L
Did not advance N/A =20
Englebert Mollin Lightweight  Parisel (FRA)
L
 Sesta (AUT)
L
Did not advance N/A =20
Lucien Pothier Heavyweight  Sjouwerman (NED)
W
 Salila (FIN)
W
 Polis (LAT)
L
 Larsen (DEN)
L
Did not advance N/A =5
Édouard Rottiers Featherweight  Väli (EST)
L
 Fettes (LUX)
L
 Radvány (HUN)
W
Did not advance =13
Pierre Slock Bantamweight  Pütsep (EST)
L
 Kueny (FRA)
L
Did not advance N/A =17
Émile Walhelm Light heavyweight  Svensson (SWE)
L
Retired
L
Did not advance N/A =21

Art Competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgium at the 1924 Paris Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 

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