Rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's single sculls

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Men's single sculls
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Dates14–17 July
Competitors8 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Jack Beresford  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) William Gilmore  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Josef Schneider  Switzerland
← 1920
1928 →

The men's single sculls event was part of the rowing programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition, the sixth appearance of the event, was held from 14 to 17 July 1924 on the river Seine.[1]

Eight rowers, each from a different nation, competed. Beresford, the silver winner in 1920, took the gold after having to compete in the repechage to even secure a place in the final.



Semifinal 1
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Arthur Bull (AUS) 7:19.0 Q
2  Marc Detton (FRA) 7:19.2 r
3  Andrzej Osiecimski-Czapski (POL)
Semifinal 2
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Josef Schneider (SUI) 7:15.6 Q
2  Constant Pieterse (NED) 7:17.8 r
3  Arthur Belyea (CAN) at one length to Pieterse
Semifinal 3
Place Rower Time Qual.
1  William Gilmore (USA) 7:03.2 Q
2  Jack Beresford (GBR) 7:07.4 r


Place Rower Time Qual.
1  Jack Beresford (GBR) 8:00.4 Q
2  Constant Pieterse (NED) 8:09.4
3  Marc Detton (FRA) did not finish


Place Rower Time
1st, gold medalist(s)  Jack Beresford (GBR) 7:49.2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  William Gilmore (USA) 7:54.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Josef Schneider (SUI) 8:01.1
4  Arthur Bull (AUS) did not finish


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's Single Sculls". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 September 2018.