Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
VenueStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
DatesJuly 9 (semifinals)
July 10 (final)
Competitors40 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Willy Schärer
 Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) H. B. Stallard
 Great Britain
← 1920
1928 →

The men's 1500 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, July 9, 1924 and on Thursday, July 10, 1924. As for all other races the track was 500 metres in circumference. Forty middle distance runners from 20 nations competed.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:52.6 Finland Paavo Nurmi Helsinki (FIN) June 19, 1924
Olympic Record 3:56.8 United Kingdom Arnold Jackson Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912

In the final Paavo Nurmi set a new Olympic record with 3:53.6 minutes.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

All semi-finals were held on Wednesday, July 9, 1924.

The best two finishers of every heat qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  René Wiriath (FRA) 4:13.8 Q
2  Jaakko Luoma (FIN) 4:14.8 Q
3  Ferdinand Friebe (AUT) 4:15.8
4  Mohamed El-Sayed (EGY)
5  István Grósz (HUN)

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Willy Schärer (SUI) 4:06.6 Q
2  Douglas Lowe (GBR) 4:07.2 Q
3  William Spencer (USA) 4:08.4
4  Léon Fourneau (BEL)
5  Clifford Davis (RSA)
6  Pala Singh (IND)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 4:07.6 Q
2  Sonny Spencer (GBR) 4:09.0 Q
3  Albert Larsen (DEN) 4:11.5
4  René Jubeau (FRA) 4:14.5
5  Aleksander Antson (EST)
6  Ferruccio Bruni (ITA)
7  Daniel Eslava (MEX)
8  Józef Jaworski (POL) 4:28.4

Semifinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Arvo Peussa (FIN) 4:17.4 Q
2  Ray Watson (USA) 4:17.9 Q
3  Disma Ferrario (ITA) 4:18.5
4  Jan Zeegers (NED) 4:21.0
5  Jack Newman (AUS)
6  Joseph Van der Wee (BEL)
7  Stefan Kostrzewski (POL) 4:29.0

Semifinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  H. B. Stallard (GBR) 4:11.8 Q
2  Ray Buker (USA) 4:12.8 Q
3  Rolph Barnes (CAN) 4:13.1
4  Louis Philipps (FRA) 4:13.4
5  Lyuben Karastoyanov (BUL)
6  Angelo Davoli (ITA)

Semifinal 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Lloyd Hahn (USA) 4:06.8 Q
2  Frej Liewendahl (FIN) 4:07.4 Q
3  Cyril Ellis (GBR) 4:08.1
4  Robert Chottin (FRA) 4:14.8
5  Malcolm Boyd (AUS)
6  Giovanni Garaventa (ITA)
7  Vilém Šindler (TCH) 4:23.6
8  Ömer Besim Koşalay (TUR)

Final[edit]

The final was held on Thursday, July 10, 1924.

Less than 45 minutes after his win in this race Nurmi started in the 5000 metre event and won also the gold medal.

Place Athlete Time
1  Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 3:53.6 OR
2  Willy Schärer (SUI) 3:55.0
3  H. B. Stallard (GBR) 3:55.6
4  Douglas Lowe (GBR) 3:57.0
5  Ray Buker (USA) 3:58.6
6  Lloyd Hahn (USA) 3:59.0
7  Ray Watson (USA) 4:00.0
8  Frej Liewendahl (FIN) 4:00.3
9  Arvo Peussa (FIN) 4:00.6
10  René Wiriath (FRA) 4:02.8
11  Sonny Spencer (GBR) 4:03.7
12  Jaakko Luoma (FIN) 4:03.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1924 Paris Games: Men's 1500 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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