Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 11, 1924
Date Finished: July 14, 1924
Format: Single-elimination tournament with separate single-elimination tournaments for second- and third-place. Second-place tournament conducted among those losing to the winner. Third-place tournament conducted among those losing to the winner or runner-up.
Finland's Eino Leino had won a gold medal in freestyle middleweight at the 1920 Olympics but had now dropped down to welterweight and was favored. But in the semi-finals Leino was decisioned by Swiss Hermann Gehri, who had no international credentials. Gehri then defeated American Guy Lookabaugh for the gold medal. Leino went into the second-place Bergvall tournament, defeating Lookabaugh in the first match, and then decisioning another unknown American, William Johnson, to win the silver medal. Otto Müller, a Swiss teammate of Gehri's, had lost his first-round match to Lookabaugh, but in the third-place tournament defeated Johnson in the final match to take the bronze medal. This was the only international tournament known for Müller but Gehri came back in 1930 to win a European Championship.
|4||William Johnson||23||United States||USA|
|5T||James Davis||Great Britain||GBR|
|7T||Guy Lookabaugh||27||United States||USA|
|11||Edgar Bacon||36||Great Britain||GBR|