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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Decathlon

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 11, 1924
Date Finished: July 12, 1924
Format: Scoring by 1912B point tables.

Gold: USA Harold Osborn
Silver: USA Emerson Norton
Bronze: EST Aleksander Klumberg

Summary

In an era in which the Olympic decathlon was the only international competition, it was difficult to pick a favorite in 1924. Harold Osborn won the US Olympic Trials and was the US champion in 1923 and runner-up in 1922. Earlier at the Olympics he had won the high jump. His Olympic decathlon victory in Paris makes him the only Olympic decathlon champion to have also won another individual title at the Olympics. Osborn’s teammate, Emerson Norton, was leading thru eight events but stumbled badly in the javelin and 1,500.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal P(1912BT) P(1985T)
1 Harold Osborn 25 United States USA Gold 7,710.7750 6.476 WR
2 Emerson Norton 23 United States USA Silver 7,350.8950 6.117
3 Aleksander Klumberg 25 Estonia EST Bronze 7,329.3600 6.057
4 Antti Huusari 25 Finland FIN 7,005.1750 5.952
5 Ernest Sutherland 30 South Africa RSA 6,794.1425 5.749
6 Ernst Gerspach 27 Switzerland SUI 6,743.5300 5.765
7 Helge Jansson 19 Sweden SWE 6,656.1600 5.633
8 Harry Frieda 22 United States USA 6,618.3000 5.541
9 Paavo Yrjölä 21 Finland FIN 6,548.5250 5.547
10 Harry de Keijser 23 Netherlands NED 6,509.6100 5.458
11 Adolfo Contoli 26 Italy ITA 6,406.8825 5.543
12 Antoni Cejzik 23 Poland POL 6,319.4550 5.375
13 Enrique Thompson 26 Argentina ARG 6,310.5250 5.615
14 Gvido Jekals 19 Latvia LAT 5,981.6700 5.377
15 Constant Bucher 24 Switzerland SUI 5,961.5925 5.268
16 Eugen Uuemaa 20 Estonia EST 5,899.1050 5.186
17 Josse Ruth Belgium BEL 5,866.6700 5.384
18 Peroslav Ferković Yugoslavia YUG 5,517.9250 4.975
19 Bill Shanahan 27 Ireland IRL 5,426.6800 4.931
20 Gaston Médécin 23 Monaco MON 5,347.5400 5.137
21 Elmar Rähn 19 Estonia EST 5,292.7600 4.707
22 Tokushige Noto 22 Japan JPN 5,248.3300 5.090
23 Édouard Armand Haiti HAI 5,207.8950 4.741
24 Stelios Benardis Greece GRE 5,189.1600 4.606
25 Donald Slack 27 Great Britain GBR 5,148.1050 4.803
AC Gabriel Sempé 23 France FRA DNF
AC Percy Spark 29 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Adolf Meier 22 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Dennis Duigan 21 Australia AUS DNF
AC Iivari Yrjölä 24 Finland FIN DNF
AC Bertil Fastén 24 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Valter Ever 21 Estonia EST DNF
AC Ðuro Gašpar Yugoslavia YUG DNF
AC Elemér Somfay 25 Hungary HUN DNF
AC Evert Nilsson 29 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Otto Anderson 23 United States USA DNF