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Switzerland at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Switzerland competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 141 competitors, 136 men and 5 women, took part in 74 events in 17 sports.[1]

Switzerland at the
1924 Summer Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German) (in French)
in Paris
Competitors141 (136 men, 5 women) in 17 sports
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
7
Silver
8
Bronze
10
Total
25
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Alphonse Gemuseus Equestrian Individual jumping July 27
  Gold August Güttinger Gymnastics Men's parallel bars July 18
  Gold Josef Wilhelm Gymnastics Men's pommel horse July 23
  Gold Édouard Candeveau, Alfred Felber, Émile Lachapelle Rowing Men's coxed pair July 17
  Gold Emile Albrecht, Walter Lossli, Alfred Probst,
Eugen Sigg, Hans Walter
Rowing Men's coxed four July 17
  Gold Hermann Gehri Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 14
  Gold Fritz Hagmann Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight July 14
  Silver Paul Martin Athletics Men's 800 m July 7
  Silver Willy Schärer Athletics Men's 1500 m July 10
  Silver Hans Bühler, Alphonse Gemuseus, Werner Stuber Equestrian Team jumping July 27
  Silver Switzerland national football team
Football June 9
  Silver Jean Gutweniger Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar July 17
Men's pommel horse July 23
  Silver Fritz Hünenberger Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg July 23
  Silver Henri Wernli Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight July 14
  Bronze Hans Grieder, August Güttinger, Jean Gutweniger, Georges Miez,
Otto Pfister, Antoine Rebetez, Carl Widmer, Josef Wilhelm
Gymnastics Men's team all-around July 23
  Bronze Antoine Rebetez Gymnastics Men's pommel horse July 23
  Bronze August Güttinger Gymnastics Men's rope climbing July 20
  Bronze Josef Schneider Rowing Men's single sculls July 17
  Bronze Rudolf Bosshard, Heini Thoma Rowing Men's double sculls July 17
  Bronze Emile Albrecht, Alfred Probst,
Eugen Sigg, Hans Walter
Rowing Men's coxless four July 17
  Bronze Josias Hartmann Shooting Men's 50 m rifle, prone June 23
  Bronze Arthur Reinmann Weightlifting Men's 60 kg July 21
  Bronze Otto Müller Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 14
  Bronze Charles Courant Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight July 14

AquaticsEdit

DivingEdit

A single diver represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Arthur Bischoff 3 m board 29 385 6 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Charles Kopp 100 m freestyle 1:15.0 4 Did not advance
Robert Wyss 200 m breaststroke 3:03.6 2 Q 3:04.2 3 q 3:05.6 5

Water poloEdit

Switzerland made its second Olympic water polo appearance.

Roster
First round
Netherlands   7–0    Switzerland Piscine des Tourelles

AthleticsEdit

Seventeen athletes represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport. Martin and Schärer each won a silver medal—Switzerland's first medals in Olympic athletics.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Karl Borner 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
Constant Bucher Pentathlon N/A Elim-3
Decathlon N/A 5961.5925 15
Otto Garnus Shot put N/A 12.12 8 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 35.16 11 Did not advance
Ernst Gerspach Decathlon N/A 6743.530 6
Josef Imbach 400 m 51.8 1 Q 48.0 OR 1 Q 48.3 2 Q Did not finish
William Marthé 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Paul Martin 800 m N/A 2:00.2 1 Q 1:55.6 3 Q 1:52.6  
Adolf Meier Long jump N/A 6.61 5 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A Did not finish
David Moriaud 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 3 Did not advance
Willi Moser 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 2 Q 16.1 5 Did not advance
Javelin throw N/A 46.80 13 Did not advance
Werner Nüesch Shot put N/A 12.45 5 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 38.205 6 Did not advance
Willy Schärer 1500 m N/A 4:06.6 1 Q 3:55.0  
Arthur Tell Schwab 10 km walk N/A Unknown 3 Q 49:50.0 5
Christian Simmen 400 m Unknown 5 Did not advance
Walter Strebi 100 m 11.2 2 Q Did not start Did not advance
Hans Wipf Javelin throw N/A 48.57 10 Did not advance
Karl Borner
Heinz Hemmi
Josef Imbach
Victor Moriaud
4 × 100 m relay N/A 42.2 1 Q 42.2 2 Q Disqualified

BoxingEdit

Seven boxers represented Switzerland at the 1924 Games. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Stauffer became the first Swiss boxer to reach the quarterfinals.

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
Georges Givel Middleweight   Steichen (LUX)
W
  Elliott (GBR)
L
Did not advance 9
R. Nyffeler Flyweight Bye   Rennie (CAN)
L
Did not advance 9
Jacques Sauthier Featherweight Bye   Petrarca (ITA)
L
Did not advance 9
Louis Sauthier Welterweight   Delarge (BEL)
L
Did not advance 17
Erich Siebert Middleweight Bye   Mallin (GBR)
L
Did not advance 9
Théodore Stauffer Welterweight   Decker (AUT)
W
  Santoro (ARG)
W
  Dwyer (IRL)
L
Did not advance 5
Johann Weidel Bantamweight Bye   Sánchez (ESP)
L
Did not advance 9

CyclingEdit

Nine cyclists represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport. The Swiss were perhaps the most successful nation not to win a medal; Blattmann took fifth in the individual time trial, the Swiss team took fourth in the team time trial, and Mermillod reached the semifinals of the sprint.

Road cyclingEdit

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Georges Antenen Time trial 6:53:27.0 21
Albert Blattmann Time trial 6:34:09.0 5
Fritz Bossi Time trial 7:05:43.4 28
Otto Lehner Time trial 6:43:39.0 14
Georges Antenen
Albert Blattmann
Fritz Bossi
Otto Lehner
Team time trial 20:11:15.0 4

Track cyclingEdit

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
Louis Mermillod Sprint Unknown 2 r Unknown 1 Q Unknown 2 r Unknown 1 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Ernst Leutert
Arnold Nötzli
Ernst Richli
Gustav Weilenmann
Team pursuit 5:23.0 1 Q N/A 5:21.6 2 N/A Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Nine equestrians represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Gemuseus led the jumping team to a strong debut, taking the individual gold and propelling the team to a silver medal. The eventing team placed fourth.

Equestrian Event Final
Score Time Rank
Hans Bühler Eventing 1477.5 N/A 14
Jumping 24.00 2:20.0 20
René de Ribeaupierre Eventing 904.5 N/A 28
Werner Fehr Eventing 1395.0 N/A 18
Alphonse Gemuseus Jumping 6.00 2:24.4  
Adolphe Mercier Dressage 223.6 N/A 16
Charles Schlumberger Dressage 189.4 N/A 21
Charles Stoffel Eventing 1466.0 N/A 15
Werner Stuber Dressage 206.2 N/A 20
Jumping 20.00 2:32.4 14
Hans von der Weid Dressage 243.2 N/A 7
Jumping 24.00 2:39.8 21
Hans Bühler
René de Ribeaupierre
Werner Fehr
Charles Stoffel
Team eventing 4338.5 N/A 4
Hans Bühler
Alphonse Gemuseus
Werner Stuber
Hans von der Weid
Team jumping 50.00 N/A  

FencingEdit

Ten fencers, seven men and three women, represented Swtizerland in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport; Switzerland was one of nine nations to send women to the first Olympic women's fencing competition.

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
John Albaret Foil 3–1 3 Q 0–5 6 Did not advance
Constantin Antoniades Épée 3–6 8 N/A Did not advance
Eugène Empeyta Épée 6–2 1 Q N/A 6–3 1 Q 4–7 7 Did not advance
Foil 0–3 4 Did not advance
Édouard Fitting Foil Bye 2–3 5 Did not advance
Frédéric Fitting Épée 5–3 4 Q N/A 9–1 1 Q 3–8 12 Did not advance
Foil 2–1 1 Q 2–3 4 Did not advance
Henri Jacquet Épée 5–4 3 Q N/A 6–3 3 Q 4–7 10 Did not advance
John Albaret
Constantin Antoniades
Eugène Empeyta
Frédéric Fitting
Henri Jacquet
Team épée 1–0 1 Q N/A 0–2 3 Did not advance
John Albaret
Constantin Antoniades
Eugène Empeyta
Édouard Fitting
Frédéric Fitting
Charles Rochat
Team foil Bye N/A 1–2 3 Did not advance
Women

Ranks given are within the pool.

Fencer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Suzanne Bonnard Foil 1–4 5 Did not advance
Emma Fitting Foil 3–3 3 Q 1–4 5 Did not advance
Jeanne Morgenthaler Foil 1–4 6 Did not advance

FootballEdit

Switzerland competed in the Olympic football tournament for the first (and, as of 2008, only) time in 1924. The Swiss took the silver medal, losing the final to Uruguay.

Round 1
Switzerland   9–0  Lithuania
Sturzenegger   2'   43'   68'   85'
Dietrich   14'
Abegglen   41'   50'   58'
Ramseyer   63' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 8,110
Referee: A. Scamoni (ITA)
Round 2
Switzerland   1–1 (a.e.t.)  Czechoslovakia
Dietrich   79' Report Sloup   21' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: P. Chr. Andersen (NOR)
Switzerland   1–0  Czechoslovakia
Pache   87' Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Marcel Slawik (FRA)
Quarterfinals
Switzerland   2–1  Italy
Sturzenegger   47'
Abegglen   60'
Report Della Valle   52'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)
Semifinals
Switzerland   2–1  Sweden
Abegglen   15'   77' Report Kock   41'
Attendance: 7,448
Referee: Mihaly Ivancsics (HUN)
Final
Uruguay  3–0   Switzerland
Petrone   9'
Cea   65'
Romano   82'
Report
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Marcel Slawik (FRA)
Final rank
 

GymnasticsEdit

Eight gymnasts represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport, and first since 1904. The team took bronze. Güttinger, the top all-around individual at seventh place, won two apparatus medals: the gold in the parallel bars and the bronze in the rope climbing. Gutweninger had a pair as well, with silvers in the horizontal bar and the pommel horse. Wilhelm (gold) and Rebetez (bronze) had one medal each, as the Swiss swept the pommel horse medals, with Widmer finishing fourth as well.

ArtisticEdit

Gymnast Event Final
Score Rank
Hans Grieder All-around 99.646 22
Horizontal bar 16.946 24
Parallel bars 20.94 12
Pommel horse 18.440 15
Rings 17.070 43
Rope climbing 10 (9.0 s) 18
Sidehorse vault 9.17 29
Vault 7.08 41
August Güttinger All-around 105.176 7
Horizontal bar 18.886 8
Parallel bars 21.63  
Pommel horse 19.600 8
Rings 17.570 37
Rope climbing 10 (7.8 s)  
Sidehorse vault 8.41 48
Vault 9.08 17
Jean Gutweninger All-around 102.342 14
Horizontal bar 19.236  
Parallel bars 21.26 8
Pommel horse 21.130  
Rings 17.846 32
Rope climbing 6 (9.8 s) 35
Sidehorse vault 8.50 46
Vault 8.37 23
Georges Miez All-around 98.796 23
Horizontal bar 19.050 5
Parallel bars 20.36 21
Pommel horse 18.830 14
Rings 16.486 45
Rope climbing 7 (9.6 s) 31
Sidehorse vault 8.70 42
Vault 8.17 25
Otto Pfister All-around 95.746 28
Horizontal bar 16.920 25
Parallel bars 18.96 39
Pommel horse 18.430 16
Rings 17.246 41
Rope climbing 7 (9.6 s) 31
Sidehorse vault 8.86 39
Vault 8.33 24
Antoine Rebetez All-around 89.583 38
Horizontal bar 19.053 4
Parallel bars 19.08 35
Pommel horse 20.730  
Rings 17.920 30
Rope climbing 5 (10.2 s) 41
Sidehorse vault 7.80 62
Vault 0.00 67
Carl Widmer All-around 94.936 32
Horizontal bar 16.190 31
Parallel bars 19.76 31
Pommel horse 20.500 4
Rings 16.996 44
Rope climbing 9 (9.2 s) 23
Sidehorse vault 7.66 63
Vault 4.83 57
Josef Wilhelm All-around 97.096 25
Horizontal bar 17.150 22
Parallel bars 21.40 4
Pommel horse 21.230  
Rings 17.386 40
Rope climbing 4 (10.4 s) 45
Sidehorse vault 9.06 34
Vault 6.87 46
Hans Grieder
August Güttinger
Jean Gutweninger
Georges Miez
Otto Pfister
Antoine Rebetez
Carl Widmer
Josef Wilhelm
Team 816.661  

RowingEdit

11 rowers represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. All five of the Swiss boats won medals, including two golds and three bronzes.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Event Semifinals Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Josef Schneider Single sculls 7:15.6 1 Q Advanced directly 8:01.1  
Rudolf Bosshard
Heini Thoma
Double sculls 6:55.0 1 Q N/A Unknown  
Édouard Candeveau
Alfred Felber
Émile Lachapelle
Coxed pair 7:49.6 1 Q N/A 8:39.0  
Émile Albrecht
Alfred Probst
Eugen Sigg
Hans Walter
Coxless four Unknown 2 Q N/A Unknown  
Émile Albrecht
Walter Loosli
Alfred Probst
Eugen Sigg
Hans Walter
Emile Lachapelle
Coxed four Unknown 2 r 7:27.2 1 Q 7:18.4  

SailingEdit

A single sailor represented Switzerland in 1924. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, and first since 1900. Switzerland had the only female sailor in 1924.

Sailor Event Qualifying Final
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Race 1 Race 2 Total Rank
Ella Maillart Olympic monotype 5 3 N/A Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Seven sport shooters represented Switzerland in 1924.

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
Josias Hartmann 50 m rifle, prone 394  
Walter Lienhard 50 m rifle, prone 390 10
Jakob Reich 50 m rifle, prone 392 7
600 m free rifle 81 31
Arnold Rösli 600 m free rifle 79 35
Willy Schnyder 50 m rifle, prone 376 41
Conrad Stucheli 600 m free rifle 82 24
Albert Tröndle 600 m free rifle 73 51
Jakob Reich
Arnold Rösli
Willy Schnyder
Conrad Stucheli
Albert Tröndle
Team free rifle 635 4

TennisEdit

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
Charles Aeschlimann Singles Bye   Dumas (ARG)
W 7–5, 6–4, 6–0
  von Kehrling (HUN)
L 6–4, 8–6, 5–7, 2–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Pablo Debran Singles   McCrea (IRL)
W 6–4, 6–4, 6–0
  de Morpurgo (ITA)
L 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Maurice Ferrier Singles   Schybergson (FIN)
W 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
  Jacob (IND)
L 7–5, 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Hans Syz Singles Bye   Spence (RSA)
L 3–6, 2–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Charles Aeschlimann
Maurice Ferrier
Doubles N/A Bye   Žemla /
Koželuh (TCH)
L 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Did not advance
Pablo Debran
Hanns Syz
Doubles N/A   McCrea /
Ireland (IRL)
W 4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
  Tegner /
Ulrich (DEN)
L 6–3, 0–6, 0–6, 1–6
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event 1H Snatch 1H Clean & Jerk Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Albert Aeschmann Men's -75 kg 67.5 87.5 82.5 87.5 117.5 442.5 5
Felix Bichsel Men's -67.5 kg 70 95 65 75 105 410 8
Jules van Gunten Men's -67.5 kg 65 77.5 72.5 75 100 390 15
Fritz Hünenberger Men's -82.5 kg 80 107.5 80 97.5 125 490  
Joseph Jaquenoud Men's -67.5 kg 65 85 77.5 85 105 417.5 5
Edgar Juillerat Men's -60 kg 55 70 67.5 75 100 367.5 8
Eugène Peney Men's +82.5 kg DNF
Arthur Reinmann Men's -60 kg 57.5 70 80 75 100 382.5  
Anton Schärer Men's -82.5 kg 75 85 100 95 120 475 7

WrestlingEdit

Freestyle wrestlingEdit

Men's
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Édouard Belet Lightweight N/A   Bacon (GBR)
W
  Gardiner (GBR)
L
Did not advance
Auguste Corti Lightweight N/A   Haavisto (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Charles Courant Light heavyweight N/A   Strack (USA)
W
  Hansen (DEN)
W
  Svensson (SWE)
L
Bronze medal semifinal
Bye
Bronze medal final
Bye
 
Hermann Gehri Welterweight N/A   Fichu (FRA)
W
  Johnson (USA)
W
  Leino (FIN)
W
  Lookabough (USA)
W
 
Fritz Hagemann Middleweight N/A   Christoffersen (DEN)
W
  Penttilä (FIN)
W
  Rhys (GBR)
W
  Ollivier (BEL)
W
 
Otto Müller Welterweight N/A   Lookabough (USA)
L
Did not advance Bronze medal semifinal
  Stockton (CAN)
W
Bronze medal final
  Johnson (USA)
W
 
Fritz Roth Light heavyweight N/A   Hansen (DEN)
L
Did not advance
Hans Roth Heavyweight N/A   Nyström (FIN)
W
  Pohjala (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Ernst Tognetti Middleweight N/A   Rowe (GBR)
W
  Ollivier (BEL)
L
Bronze medal semifinal
  Penttilä (FIN)
L
Did not advance
Henri Wernli Heavyweight N/A   Dame (FRA)
W
  Richthoff (SWE)
W
  Steele (USA)
L
Silver medal semifinal
  Nilsson (SWE)
W
Silver medal final
  McDonald (GBR)
W
 

Greco-RomanEdit

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
J. Grandjean Middleweight   Clody (FRA)
L
  Pštros (TCH)
L
Did not advance N/A =20
Louis Veuve Middleweight   Okulicz-Kozaryn (POL)
L
  Grbić (YUG)
L
Did not advance N/A =20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Switzerland at the 1924 Paris Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 25 December 2014.

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