List of 1924 Winter Olympics medal winners

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A male figure skater performing on a large frozen outdoor area with spectators and judges nearby on the ice. The background shows snow-covered mountains and a building.
Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström earned a gold medal in men's figure skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics, which was one of four Olympic Games where he medaled. This image shows his performance at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz.

The inaugural Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, from 25 January to 4 February 1924. A total of 258 athletes from 16 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 16 events across 9 disciplines.[1] Women also took part in these Games, although the only events they were allowed to compete in were the figure skating ladies' singles and pairs.[2] When the Games were held, they were not recognized as the Winter Olympics but rather as a winter sports week festival. It was not until 1926 that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially recognized them as the first Winter Olympics.[1]

A total of 104 athletes won medals for their NOCs, but the athletes from Norway and Finland stood out and dominated the Games, winning 17 and 11 medals, respectively. The United States and Great Britain tied for third place in the count of total medals, with four each. Athletes from 10 of the 16 participating NOCs won at least one medal; eight won at least one gold medal.[3] Many of the athletes who won these medals had already returned to their home countries by the time the medals were awarded, on 5 February, and other participants from their countries had to take the medals to the winning athletes.[1]

Finnish speed skater Clas Thunberg topped the medal count with five medals: three golds, one silver, and one bronze. One of his competitors, Roald Larsen of Norway, also won five medals, with two silver and three bronze medal-winning performances.[3] The first gold medalist at these Games—and therefore the first gold medalist in Winter Olympic history—was American speed skater Charles Jewtraw. Only one medal change took place after the Games: in the ski jump competition, a marking error deprived American athlete Anders Haugen of a bronze medal. Haugen pursued an appeal to the IOC many years after the fact; he was awarded the medal after a 1974 decision in his favor.[1]

Contents
  1. Bobsleigh
  2. Cross-country skiing
  3. Curling
  1. Figure skating
  2. Ice hockey
  3. Military patrol
  1. Nordic combined
  2. Ski jumping
  3. Speed skating
Medal leaders   See also   Notes   References   External links


Bobsleigh

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's four-man
details
 Switzerland (SUI)
Alfred Neveu
Eduard Scherrer
Alfred Schläppi
Heinrich Schläppi
 Great Britain (GBR)
Thomas Arnold
Ralph Broome
Alexander Richardson
Rodney Soher
 Belgium (BEL)
Charles Mulder
René Mortiaux
Paul Van den Broeck
Victor Verschueren
Henri Willems[Note 1]

Cross-country skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
18 km
details
Thorleif Haug
 Norway
Johan Grøttumsbråten
 Norway
Tapani Niku
 Finland
50 km
details
Thorleif Haug
 Norway
Thoralf Strømstad
 Norway
Johan Grøttumsbråten
 Norway

Curling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
John T. S. Robertson-Aikman
William K. Jackson
Robin Welsh
Thomas Murray
Alternates:
Laurence Jackson
John McLeod
William Brown
D. G. Astley[Note 2]
R. Cousin
 Sweden (SWE) II[Note 3]
Johan Petter Åhlén
Carl-Axel Pettersson
Karl-Erik Wahlberg
 France (FRA)
F. Cournollet
P. Canivet
A. Bénédic
Georges André
Alternates:
H. Aldebert
R. Planque
 Sweden (SWE) I
Carl Wilhelm Petersén
Ture Ödlund
Victor Wetterström
Erik O. Severin
Alternates:
C-A V. Kronlund
C. W. Petersen

Figure skating

Herma Szabo of Austria highlighted an already successful figure skating career (seven World titles) with the first Olympic ladies' singles gold medal.[5]
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Gillis Grafström
 Sweden
Willy Böckl
 Austria
Georges Gautschi
 Switzerland
Ladies' singles
details
Herma Szabo
 Austria
Beatrix Loughran
 United States
Ethel Muckelt
 Great Britain
Pairs
details
 Austria (AUT)
Helene Engelmann
Alfred Berger
 Finland (FIN)
Ludowika Jakobsson
Walter Jakobsson
 France (FRA)
Andrée Joly
Pierre Brunet

Ice hockey

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team
details
 Canada (CAN)
Jack Cameron
Ernie Collett
Bert McCaffrey
Harold McMunn
Dunc Munro
Beattie Ramsay
Cyril Slater
Hooley Smith
Harry Watson
 United States (USA)
Clarence Abel
Herbert Drury
Alphonse Lacroix
John Langley
John Lyons
Justin McCarthy
Willard Rice
Irving Small
Frank Synott
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Anderson
Lorne Carr-Harris
Colin Carruthers
Eric Carruthers
Guy Clarkson
Ross Cuthbert
Geoffrey Holmes
Hamilton Jukes
Edward Pitblado
Blane Sexton

Military patrol

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Military patrol
details
 Switzerland (SUI)
Adolf Aufdenblatten
Alphonse Julen
Antoine Julen
Denis Vaucher
 Finland (FIN)
August Eskelinen
Heikki Hirvonen
Martti Lappalainen
Väinö Bremer
 France (FRA)
Adrien "André" Vandelle
Camille Mandrillon
Georges Berthet
Maurice Mandrillon

Nordic combined

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Thorleif Haug
 Norway
Thoralf Strømstad
 Norway
Johan Grøttumsbråten
 Norway

Ski jumping

Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway was the first Olympic ski jumping champion and one of the few Olympians to medal in both Winter and Summer Olympics, as he also collected a silver in sailing at the 1936 Berlin Games.[6]
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Jacob Tullin Thams
 Norway
Narve Bonna
 Norway
Anders Haugen
 United States

Speed skating

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Charles Jewtraw
 United States
Oskar Olsen
 Norway
Roald Larsen
 Norway
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
1500 metres
details
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
Roald Larsen
 Norway
Sigurd Moen
 Norway
5000 metres
details
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
Julius Skutnabb
 Finland
Roald Larsen
 Norway
10000 metres
details
Julius Skutnabb
 Finland
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
Roald Larsen
 Norway
All-round
details
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
Roald Larsen
 Norway
Julius Skutnabb
 Finland

Medal leaders

Clas Thunberg of Finland won a medal in each of the five speed skating events, including three golds, making him the most successful athlete in Chamonix.

Athletes who won multiple medals are listed below.

Athlete Nation Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Thunberg, ClasClas Thunberg  Finland (FIN) Speed skating 3 1 1 5
Haug, ThorleifThorleif Haug  Norway (NOR) Cross-country skiing and Nordic combined 3 0 0 3
Skutnabb, JuliusJulius Skutnabb  Finland (FIN) Speed skating 1 1 1 3
Larsen, RoaldRoald Larsen  Norway (NOR) Speed skating 0 2 3 5
Strømstad, ThoralfThoralf Strømstad  Norway (NOR) Cross-country skiing and Nordic combined 0 2 0 2
Grøttumsbråten, JohanJohan Grøttumsbråten  Norway (NOR) Cross-country skiing and Nordic combined 0 1 2 3

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The IOC medal database recognizes five members of the Belgian team in the four-man event. The fifth man was an alternate.[3]
  2. ^ D.G. Astley earned a gold medal in curling with the team from Great Britain, but played for Sweden II in their play-off against France for the second silver medal in that competition. The current IOC medal database only lists him as winning a gold medal, though some sources suggest he may have received both a gold and silver medal. If that is true, he would be the only Olympic athlete in history to have received a gold and silver medal in the same event.[4]
  3. ^ Both the official report of the 1924 Winter Olympics and the IOC medal database list two Swedish teams as having won the silver medal in curling. However, neither source explains why two silver medals were awarded in the event.[3][4]

References

General
  • "Results and Medalists". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
  • Kubatko, Justin. "1924 Chamonix Winter Games". Olympics at Sport-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  • "Official Report of the 1924 Olympic Games" (PDF) (in French). International Olympic Committee. 1924. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d "Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Official Report of the 1924 Olympic Games, p. 646.
  3. ^ a b c d "All the medallists since 1896". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Official Report of the 1924 Olympic Games, p. 712.
  5. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Herma Planck-Szabo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Jacob Tullin Thams Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
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