United States at the 1924 Winter Olympics

The United States competed at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France.

United States at the
1924 Winter Olympics
US flag 48 stars.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Chamonix
Competitors24 (22 men, 2 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearerClarence John Abel (ice hockey)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
1
Total
4
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

The following U.S. competitors won medals at the games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Charles Jewtraw Speed skating 500 meters January 26
  Silver Beatrix Loughran Figure skating Ladies' singles January 31
  Silver United States men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's tournament February 3
  Bronze Anders Haugen Ski jumping Normal hill individual February 4

Cross-country skiingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
John Carleton 18 km 1:45:49.8 30
Anders Haugen 1:55:04.2 33
Ragnar Omtvedt 2:05:03.0 35
Sigurd Overby 1:34:56.0 19

Figure skatingEdit

Individual

Athlete Event CF FS Total
Rank Rank Points Places Rank
Nathaniel Niles Men's singles 4 9 274.47 46 6
Theresa Blanchard Ladies' singles 4 4 249.53 27 4
Beatrix Loughran 2 3 279.85 14  

Mixed

Athlete Event Points Score Rank
Theresa Blanchard
Nathaniel Niles
Pairs 39 9.07 6

Ice hockeyEdit

Summary

Team Event First round Medal round
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament   Belgium
W 19–0
  France
W 22–0
  Great Britain
W 11–0
1 Q   Sweden
W 20–0
  Canada
L 1–6
 

Roster

Clarence Abel
Herbert Drury
Alphonse Lacroix
John Langley
John Lyons
Justin McCarthy
Willard Rice
Irving Small
Frank Synott

First round
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
28 Jan   United States 19:0
(9:0,6:0,4:0)
  Belgium
30 Jan   France 0:22
(0:12,0:1,0:9)
  United States
31 Jan   United States 11:0
(6:0,2:0,3:0)
  Great Britain

Medal round
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   United States 20:0
(5:0,7:0,8:0)
  Sweden
3 Feb   Canada 6:1
(2:1,3:0,1:0)
  United States

Nordic combinedEdit

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the 18 km race of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes (here: 4) could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Time Points Points Rank
John Carleton Individual fall fall 5.833 1:45:49 4.375 5.104 22
Anders Haugen fall 46.0 11.500 1:55:04 0.000 5.750 21
Ragnar Omtvedt fall fall 0.000 2:05:03 0.000 0.000 23
Sigurd Overby 40.0 39.5 14.562 1:34:56 9.875 12.219 11

Ski jumpingEdit

The event was unusual in that the bronze medalist was not determined for fifty years. Thorleif Haug of Norway was awarded third place at the event's conclusion, but a clerical error in calculating Haug's score was discovered in 1974 by Jacob Vaage, who further determined Anders Haugen of the United States, who had finished fourth, had actually scored 0.095 points more than Haug. The International Olympic Committee verified this, and in Oslo in September 1974, Haug's daughter presented the medal to the 86-year-old Haugen.

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Points Rank
Lemoine Batson Normal hill 43.5 16.208 13 42.5 16.192 16.200 14
Anders Haugen 44.0 18.333 3 44.5 17.500 17.917  
Harry Lien 40.0 15.333 16 41.5 14.502 14.918 16

Speed skatingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Charles Jewtraw 500 m 44.0  
Harry Kaskey 47.0 12
Joe Moore 45.6 8
Bill Steinmetz 47.8 14
Charles Jewtraw 1500 m 2:31.6 8
Harry Kaskey 2:29.8 7
Joe Moore 2:31.6 8
Bill Steinmetz 2:36.0 12
Valentine Bialas 5000 m 8:55.0 6
Richard Donovan 9:05.6 8
Charles Jewtraw 9:27.0 13
Bill Steinmetz 9:35.0 14
Valentine Bialas 10,000 m 18:34.0 8
Richard Donovan 18:57.0 9
Harry Kaskey 19:45.2 13
Joe Moore 19:36.2 12

ReferencesEdit

  • (ed.) M. Avé, Comité Olympique Français. Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924 - Rapport Officiel (PDF) (in French). Paris: Librairie de France. Retrieved 2008-01-31. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1924, full results by sports-reference.com