Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

The men's 110 metres hurdles event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 8, 1924, and on Wednesday, July 9, 1924. Thirty-one hurdlers from 17 nations competed.[1] The maximum number of athletes per nation was 4. The event was won by Daniel Kinsey of the United States, the nation's sixth victory in the seven times the event had been held. South Africa and Sweden each won their first 110 metres hurdles medals with Sydney Atkinson's silver and Sten Pettersson's bronze, respectively.

Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Dan Kinsey vainqueur du 110 mètres haies devant Sid Atkinson, aux JO de 1924.jpg
The finish of the 110 metres hurdles final
VenueStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
DatesJuly 8 (quarterfinals and semifinals)
July 9 (final)
Competitors31 from 17 nations
Winning time15.0
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Daniel Kinsey
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sydney Atkinson
 South Africa
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sten Pettersson
 Sweden
← 1920
1928 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the seventh appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. Carl-Axel Christiernsson of Sweden, who had finished sixth in 1920, was the only finalist to return in 1924.

Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico each made their first appearance in the event. The United States made its seventh appearance, the only nation to have competed in the 110 metres hurdles in each Games to that point.

Competition formatEdit

The competition used the three-round basic format introduced in 1908. The first round consisted of eight heats, with anywhere between 1 and 6 hurdlers each. The top two hurdlers in each heat advanced to the semifinals (with the exception of heat 7, which had only one hurdler). The 15 semifinalists were divided into three semifinals of 5 hurdlers each; the top two hurdlers in each advanced to the 6-man final.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World record   Earl Thomson (CAN) 14.8 Antwerp, Belgium 18 August 1920
Olympic record   Earl Thomson (CAN) 14.8 Antwerp, Belgium 18 August 1920

No new world or Olympic records were set during the competition.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 8 July 1924 14:00
15:45
Round 1
Semifinals
Wednesday, 9 July 1924 14:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

All heats were held on Tuesday, July 8, 1924.

The best two finishers of every heat qualified for the semi-finals. Heat seven saw a walkover as only one competitor qualified for the next round.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 George Guthrie   United States 15.8 Q
2 Otakar Jandera   Czechoslovakia 16.0 Q
3 Leopold Partridge   Great Britain Unknown
4 Lau Spel   Netherlands Unknown
5 Tibor Püspöki   Hungary Unknown
6 Alberto Byington   Brazil Unknown

Heat 2Edit

Newberry was disqualified for three false starts.[2]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Sten Pettersson   Sweden 15.6 Q
2 Eric Harrison   Great Britain Unknown Q
3 Alfredo Ugarte   Chile Unknown
Guillermo Newberry   Argentina DSQ

Heat 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Fred Gaby   Great Britain 15.6 Q
2 Oscar van Rappard   Netherlands Unknown Q
3 Victor Moriaud   Switzerland Unknown
4 Warren Montabone   Canada Unknown

Heat 4Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Henri Thorsen   Denmark 16.0 Q
2 Willi Moser   Switzerland Q
Henri Bernard   France DNF

Heat 5Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Daniel Kinsey   United States 15.4 Q
2 Gabriel Sempé   France 15.6 Q
3 Sydney Pierce   Canada 16.2
4 Ioannis Talianos   Greece 16.3
5 C. K. Lakshmanan   India 16.4

Heat 6Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Carl-Axel Christiernsson   Sweden 15.6 Q
2 Gilbert Allart   France 16.2 Q
3 Louis Lundgren   Denmark Unknown

Heat 7Edit

Johnson had a walkover.

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Pitch Johnson   United States 16.6 Q

Heat 8Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Sydney Atkinson   South Africa 15.2 Q
2 Karl Anderson   United States 15.4 Q
3 David Burghley   Great Britain Unknown
4 László Muskát   Hungary Unknown
5 Francisco Contreras   Mexico Unknown

SemifinalsEdit

All semi-finals were held on Tuesday, July 8, 1924.

The best two finishers of every heat qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Daniel Kinsey   United States 15.4 Q
2 Sten Pettersson   Sweden 15.6 Q
3 Pitch Johnson   United States 15.8
4 Oscar van Rappard   Netherlands Unknown
5 Gilbert Allart   France 16.2

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Carl-Axel Christiernsson   Sweden 15.4 Q
2 Karl Anderson   United States 15.4 Q
3 Fred Gaby   Great Britain 15.7
4 Otakar Jandera   Czechoslovakia Unknown
5 Willi Moser   Switzerland 16.1

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 George Guthrie   United States 15.2 Q
2 Sydney Atkinson   South Africa 15.2 Q
3 Gabriel Sempé   France 15.3
4 Eric Harrison   Great Britain 15.7
5 Henri Thorsen   Denmark 15.7

FinalEdit

The final was held on Wednesday, July 9, 1924. George Guthrie finished third, but was disqualified for knocking over three hurdles, which was not in accordance with the rules in force at that time.

Rank Athlete Nation Time
1 Daniel Kinsey   United States 15.0
2 Sydney Atkinson   South Africa 15.0
3 Sten Pettersson   Sweden 15.4
4 Carl-Axel Christiernsson   Sweden 15.5
5 Karl Anderson   United States Unknown
George Guthrie   United States DSQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's 110 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "110 metres Hurdles, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, pp. 125–26.

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