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Rowing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

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Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: July 13, 1924
Date Finished: July 17, 1924
Events: 7

Participants: 181 (181 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Marcel Lepan (14 years, 303 days)
Oldest Participant: AUS William Sladden (41 years, 244 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States and SUI Switzerland (5 medals)


Rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics took place in France’s [Argenteuil Basin], where the canoeing events were also held. The 1924 program added two races, the coxless pairs and fours, which would set the total number of events to seven, a number and consistency that would remain the same until 1976, when the program was expanded to include women. The United States, who had been clearly dominant at the 1920 Games, were less so in Paris, but still came out on top of the medal count, with two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals. Switzerland was not far behind them, also having won five medals, two of which were gold and three of which were silver. Great Britain was also successful, earning gold in two events. Five nations, Argentina, Australia, Hungary, Poland, and Spain, had rowers compete in the Olympics for the first time, although none of these countries won a medal. The only multiple medalists were the members of the Swiss coxless fours, who won bronze in that event and gold in the coxed fours with the addition of [Walter Loosli].