Rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Dates 13 – 17 July 1924
Medal Events 7

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.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Single Sculls, Men Olympic 14 – 17 July 1924 8 8
Double Sculls, Men Olympic 15 – 17 July 1924 10 5
Coxless Pairs, Men Olympic 13 – 17 July 1924 6 3
Coxed Pairs, Men Olympic 15 – 17 July 1924 15 5
Coxless Fours, Men Olympic 14 – 17 July 1924 16 4
Coxed Fours, Men Olympic 13 – 17 July 1924 51 10
Coxed Eights, Men Olympic 15 – 17 July 1924 90 10
181 (181/0) 14 (14/0)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single Sculls, Men Jack BeresfordGBR Garrett GilmoreUSA Josef SchneiderSUI
Double Sculls, Men United StatesUSA FranceFRA SwitzerlandSUI
Coxless Pairs, Men NetherlandsNED FranceFRA
Coxed Pairs, Men SwitzerlandSUI ItalyITA United StatesUSA
Coxless Fours, Men Great BritainGBR CanadaCAN SwitzerlandSUI
Coxed Fours, Men SwitzerlandSUI FranceFRA United StatesUSA
Coxed Eights, Men United StatesUSA CanadaCAN ItalyITA

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 2 1 2 5
Switzerland SUI 2 0 3 5
Great Britain GBR 2 0 0 2
Netherlands NED 1 0 0 1
France FRA 0 3 0 3
Canada CAN 0 2 0 2
Italy ITA 0 1 1 2