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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 6, 1924
Date Finished: July 7, 1924

Gold: USA Morgan Taylor
Silver: FIN Erkka Wilén
Bronze: USA Ivan Riley

Summary

Morgan Taylor had won the 1924 AAU title and the US Olympic Trials, the latter in a world record 52.6, though it was not ratified as he knocked over a hurdle. The final saw him take the lead at the halfway mark and pull away to win by six metres over teammate Charles Brookins. But Brookins was disqualified for running out of his lane, giving the silver medal to Finland's Erik "Erkka" Wilén. Taylor's time was 52.6, again seemingly a world record, but he had knocked over the last hurdle so it could not be ratified, and the Olympic record then reverted to Wilén's 53.8, though he originally only finished third in the race. Fourth-place finisher Géo André was competing in his fourth Olympics, 16 years after his Olympic début.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Morgan Taylor 21 United States USA Gold
2 Erkka Wilén 25 Finland FIN Silver OR
3 Ivan Riley 23 United States USA Bronze
4 Géo André 34 France FRA
AC Fred Blackett 24 Great Britain GBR
AC Charles Brookins 24 United States USA
4 h1 r2/3 Luigi Facelli 25 Italy ITA
4 h2 r2/3 Chan Coulter 22 United States USA
5 h1 r2/3 Roger Viel 21 France FRA
5 h2 r2/3 Martti Jukola 23 Finland FIN
6 h1 r2/3 Henri Thorsen 30 Denmark DEN
6 h2 r2/3 Humberto Lara 23 Chile CHI
3 h1 r1/3 Phil MacDonald Canada CAN
3 h2 r1/3 Louis Lundgren 23 Denmark DEN
3 h3 r1/3 Ioannis Talianos Greece GRE
3 h4 r1/3 Wilfrid Tatham 25 Great Britain GBR
3 h5 r1/3 Enrique Thompson 26 Argentina ARG
3 h6 r1/3 Jules Migeot 25 Belgium BEL
4 h5 r1/3 Richard Honner 26 Australia AUS
4 h6 r1/3 Warren Montabone 20 Canada CAN
5 h5 r1/3 André Foussard 24 France FRA
5 h6 r1/3 Oscar, Ridder van Rappard 28 Netherlands NED
AC h2 r1/3 Pierre Arnaudin 27 France FRA