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Sailing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Mixed 6 metres

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Palace of the Le Havre Regatta Society, Le Havre
Date Started: July 21, 1924
Date Finished: July 26, 1924

Gold: NOR Norway
Silver: DEN Denmark
Bronze: NED Netherlands

Summary

Three of the nine boats that entered the 6 metres class proved to be a class apart from the other competitors and as the event progressed it became apparent that the Norwegian crew captained by Anders Lundgren would not be bettered at the 1924 Olympics. Norway finished third in the first of the Olympic races but then won four races in a row to win the title comfortably. Denmark and the Netherlands finished equal on five points in the final phase but the Danes were awarded the silver medal because of their slightly superior performances in the first phase of competition.

A member of the gold winning crew was Eugen Lunde, the first Olympian from a family which would grace the Olympics for four generations. Léon Huybrechts, who won gold in the single-handed Olympic monotype class at these Games, skippered the Belgian crew on this event but could only place fifth.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Elisabeth V NOR Gold
2 Bonzo DEN Silver
3 Willem-Six NED Bronze
4 Aloha II SWE
5T Ciss BEL
5T Sandra FRA
7 Mebi ITA
8 Amolgavar ESP
9 Hatuey CUB