Great Britain at the 1924 Winter Olympics

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. Based on medal count, this was Great Britain's best ever performance at a Winter Olympic Games until the 2014 games were held in Sochi in Russia. On February 3rd, Great Britain won two medals on one day. This was not to be bettered until the 2018 games when 3 medals were won on one day.

Great Britain at the
1924 Winter Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Chamonix
Competitors44 (41 men, 3 women) in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedallistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold William Jackson
Thomas Murray
Robin Welsh
Laurence Jackson
Curling Men's event
  Silver Ralph Broome
Thomas Arnold
Alexander Richardson
Rodney Soher
Bobsleigh Four/five-man
  Bronze Ethel Muckelt Figure skating Women's singles
  Bronze Great Britain men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Ralph Broome
Thomas Arnold
Alexander Richardson
Rodney Soher
Four/five-man 1:28.73 2 1:28.67 2 1:25.76 2 1:25.67 1 5:48.83  
GBR-2 William Horton
Archibald Crabbe
Gerard Fairlie
George Pim
Four/five-man 1:42.33 5 1:41.28 5 1:38.58 5 1:38.52 5 6:40.71 5

CurlingEdit

Team GP W L PF PA PTS
  Great Britain   2 2 0 84 11 4
  Sweden 2 1 1 25 48 2
  France 2 0 2 14 64 0
Team 1  Score  Team 2
  Great Britain 38-7   Sweden (I)
  Great Britain 46-4   France
Pos. Player
Skip Willie Jackson
Robin Welsh
Thomas Murray
Laurence Jackson

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Event CF FS Points Places Final rank
Herbert Clarke Men's singles 10 11 219.75 70 10
Jack Page 6 5 295.36 36 5
Women
Athlete Event CF FS Points Places Final rank
Kathleen Shaw Women's singles 8 6 221.00 46 7
Ethel Muckelt 3 7 250.07 26  
Pairs
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Mildred Richardson
Tyke Richardson
57 7.68 8
Ethel Muckelt
Jack Page
30.5 9.93 4

Ice hockeyEdit

Group BEdit

The top two teams (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L GF GA
  United States 3 3 0 52 0
  Great Britain 3 2 1 34 16
  France 3 1 2 9 42
  Belgium 3 0 3 8 45
29 Jan   France 2:15
(1:5,1:3,0:7)
  Great Britain
30 Jan   Great Britain 19:3
(8:1,6:1,5:1)
  Belgium
31 Jan   United States 11:0
(6:0,2:0,3:0)
  Great Britain

Medal roundEdit

Results from the group round (Canada-Sweden and United States-Great Britain) carried forward to the medal round.

Team GP W L GF GA
  Canada 3 3 0 47 3
  United States 3 2 1 32 6
  Great Britain   3 1 2 6 33
  Sweden 3 0 3 3 46
1 Feb   Canada 19:2
(6:2,6:0,7:0)
  Great Britain
2 Feb   Great Britain 4:3
(0:1,2:2,2:0)
  Sweden
Bronze:
  Great Britain (GBR)
William Anderson
Lorne Carr-Harris
Colin Carruthers
Eric Carruthers
Guy Clarkson
Ross Cuthbert
Geoffrey Holmes
Hamilton Jukes
Edward Pitblado
Blane Sexton

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Cyril Horn 1:04.4 27
Tom Sutton 1:00.8 25
Fred Dix 56.4 23
5000 m Albert Tebbit 11:01.0 20

All-round
Distances: 500m; 1000m; 5000m & 10,000m.

Athlete Until distance 1 Until distance 2 Until distance 3 Total
Points Score rank Points Score rank Points Score rank Points Score rank
Cyril Horn 21 64.40 21 DNF
Tom Sutton 19 60.80 19 DNF
Fred Dix 17.5 56.40 17 DNF

ReferencesEdit

  • (ed.) M. Avé, Comité Olympique Français. Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924 - Rapport Officiel (PDF) (in French). Paris: Librairie de France. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-01-31.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1924, full results by sports-reference.com