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1924 Olympic Games Paris, France - Men's 200 m

 

 

Host City: Paris, France Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 8, 1924 Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 9, 1924 Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 63; Countries: 32 Finalists: 6)  
    Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Overview by IAAF    paris-1924-stade-olympique-de-colombes.jpg
A time of 21.8 was run seven times before the final, with Jackson Scholz the only man to do so more than once. The track had been deadened by a downpour in the morning of the final. Paddock (21.8 semi) and Scholz started best and were fractionally ahead off the curve. The rest were almost in a line, except 100m winner Abrahams who lagged more than a metre behind. Paddock took a foot lead at the 120m mark, and was only caught by his teammate with 20m to go. Scholz won by 40cm from Paddock’s leaping finish, with Liddell, who had closed from fifth to third in the second half, 2m behind. This was the only track event on the flat not won by athletes from either Finland or Britain in 1924.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Harold Abrahams (GBR) had shocked the Americans in the 100, as they were used to winning the sprints. They got their revenge in the 200, with Jackson Scholz winning gold. He and Charlie Paddock were the fastest off the turn, with Paddock taking a slight lead. But Scholz caught him with 20 metres to go for the title. Scotland’s Eric Liddell, hero the movie Chariots of Fire, closed quickly for third place.
 

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[1]

World record  Willie Applegarth (GBR) 21.2 s London, United Kingdom 4 July 1914
Olympic record  Archie Hahn (USA) 21.6 s St. Louis, United States 31 August 1904
 
        Results          
 
200 m Men     Final 9 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.6     Jackson Scholz United States USA 27 OR  
2 21.7     Charley Paddock United States USA 23    
3 21.9     Eric Liddell Great Britain GBR 22    
4 22.0     George Hill United States USA 23    
5 22.0     Bayes Norton United States USA 20    
6 22.3     Harold Abrahams Great Britain GBR 24    
200 m Men     Semi-Finals Heat One 9 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.8   Q Jackson Scholz United States USA 27    
2 21.9   Q George Hill United States USA 23    
3 21.9   Q Harold Abrahams Great Britain GBR 24    
4 22.1     Edwin Carr, Sr. Australia AUS 24    
5 22.4     William Nichol Great Britain GBR      
6 22.6     Arthur Porritt New Zealand NZL 23    
200 m Men     Semi-Finals Heat Two 9 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.8   Q Charley Paddock United States USA 23    
2 21.8   Q Eric Liddell Great Britain GBR 22    
3 22.1   Q Bayes Norton United States USA 20    
4 22.2     André Mourlon France FRA 20    
5 22.3     Howard Kinsman South Africa RSA 23    
6 22.4     Cyril Coaffee Canada CAN 27    
200 m Men     Quarter-Finals Heat One 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.2   Q Charley Paddock United States USA 23    
2 22.6   Q William Nichol Great Britain GBR      
3       George Dunston South Africa RSA 23    
4       Johans Oja Latvia LAT 20    
5       Rudolf Rauch Austria AUT 31    
200 m Men     Quarter-Finals Heat Two 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.8   Q Edwin Carr, Sr. Australia AUS 24    
2     Q Eric Liddell Great Britain GBR 22    
3       Joseph Jackson France FRA 19    
4       Sean Lavan Ireland IRL 25    
5       John McKechenneay Canada CAN      
6       Juan Junqueras Spain ESP      
200 m Men     Quarter-Finals Heat Three 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.8   Q Jackson Scholz United States USA 27    
2     Q Cyril Coaffee Canada CAN 27    
3       Sasago Tani Japan JPN 29    
4       André Théard Haiti HAI 18    
5       Roy Norman Australia AUS 27    
6       Konstantinos Pantelidis Greece GRE      
200 m Men     Quarter-Finals Heat Four 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.0   Q Harold Abrahams Great Britain GBR 24    
2 22.3   Q Bayes Norton United States USA 20    
3 22.4     Maurice Degrelle France FRA 22    
4 22.4     Ferenc Gerő Hungary HUN 23    
5       Larry Armstrong Canada CAN 32    
6       Félix Escobar Argentina ARG      
200 m Men     Quarter-Finals Heat Five 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.0   Q Arthur Porritt New Zealand NZL 23    
2 22.1   Q André Mourlon France FRA 20    
3       Lajos Kurunczy Hungary HUN 27    
4       Tom Matthewman Great Britain GBR 21    
5       William Lowe Ireland IRL      
6       Rinus van den Berge Netherlands NED 24    
200 m Men     Quarter-Finals Heat Six 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.8   Q George Hill United States USA 23    
2     Q Howard Kinsman South Africa RSA 23    
3       Paul Brochart Belgium BEL 25    
4       Buck Hester Canada CAN 21    
5       Harry Broos Netherlands NED 25    
200 m Men     Round One Heat One 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.8   Q Howard Kinsman South Africa RSA 23    
2 21.8   Q André Mourlon France FRA 20    
3 22.1     Pietro Pastorino Italy ITA 23    
4 22.5     James Hall India IND 21    
5       José-María Larrabeiti Spain ESP 23    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Two 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.8   Q Bayes Norton United States USA 20    
2     Q Cyril Coaffee Canada CAN 27    
3       Carlos Garces Mexico MEX      
4       Félix Mendizábal Spain ESP 33    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Three 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.2   Q Eric Liddell Great Britain GBR 22    
2 at 5 m   Q Rudolf Rauch Austria AUT 31    
3       Joseph Hilger Luxembourg LUX      
4       Herminio Ahumada Mexico MEX 24    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Four 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.4   Q Arthur Porritt New Zealand NZL 23    
2     Q Larry Armstrong Canada CAN 32    
3       Karl Borner Switzerland SUI 25    
4       Lauri Härö Finland FIN 24    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Five 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.6   Q Harry Broos Netherlands NED 25    
2     Q George Dunston South Africa RSA 23    
3       Paul Hammer Luxembourg LUX 23    
4       Mogens Truelsen Denmark DEN 22    
5       Oto Seviško Latvia LAT      
200 m Men     Round One Heat Six 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.4   Q Jackson Scholz United States USA 27    
2     Q Buck Hester Canada CAN 21    
3       Terence Pitt India IND 20    
4       Pierre Parrain France FRA 20    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Seven 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.6   Q Edwin Carr, Sr. Australia AUS 24    
2 23.0   Q William Lowe Ireland IRL      
3 23.2     Jan de Vries Netherlands NED 28    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Eight 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.2   Q John McKechenneay Canada CAN      
2     Q Roy Norman Australia AUS 27    
3       Alexandros Papafingos Greece GRE      
4       Alois Linka Czechoslovakia TCH 25    
AC DNF     Will Hildreth India IND      
200 m Men     Round One Heat Nine 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.6   Q William Nichol Great Britain GBR      
2     Q Ferenc Gerő Hungary HUN 23    
3       José Martínez Mexico MEX      
200 m Men     Round One Heat Ten 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.2   Q Harold Abrahams Great Britain GBR 24    
2 22.3   Q Charley Paddock United States USA 23    
3 23.0     Gentil dos Santos Portugal POR 25    
4 23.1     Johannes van Kampen Netherlands NED 24    
5       Diego Ordóñez Spain ESP 20    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Eleven 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.0   Q Paul Brochart Belgium BEL 25    
2     Q Konstantinos Pantelidis Greece GRE      
3       Stane Perpar Yugoslavia YUG      
200 m Men     Round One Heat Twelve 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.6   Q Lajos Kurunczy Hungary HUN 27    
2     Q Sasago Tani Japan JPN 29    
3       Gvido Jekals Latvia LAT 19    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Thirteen 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.0   Q George Hill United States USA 23    
2     Q Tom Matthewman Great Britain GBR 21    
3       Álvaro Ribeiro Brazil BRA 22    
4       Aleksander Szenajch Poland POL 19    
5       Mariano Aguilar Mexico MEX      
200 m Men     Round One Heat Fourteen 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.8   Q Joseph Jackson France FRA 19    
2 23.0   Q Félix Escobar Argentina ARG      
3 23.4     Zygmunt Weiss Poland POL 21    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Fifteen 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 22.6   Q Maurice Degrelle France FRA 22    
2     Q Rinus van den Berge Netherlands NED 24    
3       David Nepomuceno Philippines PHI 23    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Sixteen 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.2   Q Sean Lavan Ireland IRL 25    
2     Q Juan Junqueras Spain ESP      
3 24.0     Reinhold Kesküll Estonia EST 23    
200 m Men     Round One Heat Seventeen 8 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 23.6   Q André Théard Haiti HAI 18    
2     Q Johans Oja Latvia LAT 20    
3       Mohamed Burhan Turkey TUR      
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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