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Singles, Men

Date29 – 30 January 1924 — 09:30-15:00
StatusOlympic
LocationStade Olympique, Chamonix
Participants11 from 9 countries
FormatEach judge ranked each skater by Ordinal Placement from first through last place. The Ordinal Placement for each judge was based on Total Points awarded by that judge to the skaters. The points were based on 60% for Compulsory Figures and 40% for Free Skating. Final placement was determined by a Majority Placement rule. Thus, if a skater was ranked first by a majority of the judges, that skater was placed first overall, and the process was repeated for each place. If no absolute majority for a place existed, the tiebreakers were, in order: 1) Total Ordinals, 2) Total Points, 3) Compulsory Figure Points.
Judge #1Francis PigueronFRA
Judge #2Louis MagnusFRA
Judge #3Hynek KottTCH
Judge #4J. KünzliSUI
Judge #5Henry YglesiasGBR
Judge #6Josef FellnerAUT
Judge #7Ernst HerzAUT

The defending champion from 1920, 30-year-old Swede Gillis Grafström, was the only competitor from Antwerp also competing in Chamonix. The elegant Swede, famous for his smooth and orthodox routines, had won the World Championships in 1922. The European Championships of 1924 were organized in Davos, nine days before the Olympics, with Grafström absent. The champion from Davos, Austrian Fritz Kachler, was not entered for Chamonix. Of the nine skaters competing in Davos, only the Englishman Jack Page, fifth in Davos, and the Suiss Georges Gautschi, seventh, took the trip to Chamonix.

Grafström’s toughest opponent among a total of 11 participants at the Olympics was another Austrian, Willi Böckl, an engineer from Klagenfurt born in 1893 like Grafström. Böckl represented another style than the Swede, skating more powerful and aggressively. He was the first figure skater to land a double Rittberger.

Grafström was in the lead after the compulsory figures, but in the free skating Böckl had the better ordinals, but not enough to catch Grafström. Gautschi was a surprise, winning the bronze medal. The judging could certainly be described as chauvinistic. Grafström was first of four out of seven judges, none of them Swedish. The two Austrian judges had Böckl first both in the figures and free skating, and the seventh judge, a Czech, had his countryman Josef Slíva, ending fourth, as the winner.

PosSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsPointsReducedJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Gillis GrafströmSWE4×1+10.02,575.25367.89350.25 (1)348.00 (1)392.25 (2)381.50 (1)377.75 (1)368.00 (2)357.50 (2)Gold
2Willy BöcklAUT6×2+13.02,518.75359.82334.75 (2)346.00 (2)388.00 (3)369.75 (2)346.50 (2)371.50 (1)362.25 (1)Silver
3Georges GautschiSUI5×3+23.02,233.50319.07276.50 (3)289.25 (4)347.75 (4)332.25 (3)332.50 (3)331.75 (3)323.50 (3)Bronze
4Josef SlívaTCH5×4+28.02,175.50310.79273.25 (4)294.50 (3)408.50 (1)313.25 (4)289.00 (5)314.25 (4)282.75 (7)1
5Jack PageGBR5×5+36.02,067.00295.29255.50 (5)264.50 (5)330.00 (7)304.50 (6)303.00 (4)302.25 (5)307.25 (4)2
6Nathaniel NilesUSA4×6+46.01,921.25274.46241.50 (7)241.75 (6)285.50 (9)307.50 (5)261.75 (7)297.50 (6)285.75 (6)
7Melville RogersCAN4×7+51.01,888.75269.82247.75 (6)222.50 (7)290.75 (8)300.00 (7)268.75 (6)286.50 (9)272.50 (8)
8Pierre BrunetFRA5×8+54.01,880.25268.61237.00 (8)221.25 (8)342.25 (5)283.00 (9)232.50 (8)292.50 (7)271.75 (9)
9Freddy MésotBEL4×8+54.01,863.25266.18233.25 (9)211.75 (9)333.75 (6)284.50 (8)220.00 (9)287.75 (8)292.25 (5)
10Herbert ClarkeGBR7×10+70.01,538.25219.75193.25 (10)204.00 (10)251.00 (10)239.25 (10)188.25 (10)219.75 (10)242.75 (10)
11André MalinetFRA7×11+77.01,417.25202.46186.25 (11)164.00 (11)239.00 (11)236.25 (11)179.50 (11)195.25 (11)217.00 (11)
DNSAndor SzendeHUN
DNSAlfred MégrozSUI

Compulsory Figures (29 January 1924 — 09:30-15:00)

Judge #1Francis PigueronFRA
Judge #2Louis MagnusFRA
Judge #3Hynek KottTCH
Judge #4J. KünzliSUI
Judge #5Henry YglesiasGBR
Judge #6Josef FellnerAUT
Judge #7Ernst HerzAUT
Attendance1,638
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsReducedJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Gillis GrafströmSWE5×1+9.01,610.00230.00217.00 (1)221.25 (1)262.25 (1)232.00 (1)225.00 (1)228.25 (2)224.25 (2)
2Willy BöcklAUT6×2+13.01,563.25223.32211.25 (2)216.00 (2)251.50 (3)223.50 (2)203.50 (2)231.75 (1)225.75 (1)
3Georges GautschiSUI6×3+22.01,404.75200.68175.75 (3)185.25 (3)237.25 (4)202.25 (3)192.75 (3)205.00 (3)206.50 (3)
4Nathaniel NilesUSA5×4+32.01,300.50185.79157.00 (5)170.25 (4)220.50 (7)193.75 (4)177.25 (4)196.75 (4)185.00 (4)
5Josef SlívaTCH4×5+37.01,278.50182.64159.50 (4)167.75 (5)252.50 (2)189.75 (5)162.25 (6)184.25 (7)162.50 (8)
6Jack PageGBR6×6+40.01,257.75179.68154.75 (6)154.00 (6)226.00 (5)184.25 (7)173.00 (5)185.25 (6)180.50 (5)
7Melville RogersCAN6×7+47.01,225.75175.11153.50 (7)151.00 (7)212.75 (8)189.50 (6)158.25 (7)189.00 (5)171.75 (7)
8Freddy MésotBEL4×8+55.01,167.75166.82145.50 (9)143.50 (8)223.25 (6)174.00 (9)125.75 (9)183.75 (8)172.00 (6)
9Pierre BrunetFRA6×9+62.01,119.75159.96146.00 (8)140.00 (9)212.25 (9)175.75 (8)122.00 (10)169.00 (9)154.75 (9)
10Herbert ClarkeGBR7×10+68.01,057.25151.04125.00 (10)135.75 (10)199.00 (10)154.75 (10)136.25 (8)154.75 (10)151.75 (10)
11André MalinetFRA7×11+77.0871.25124.46114.75 (11)92.50 (11)174.00 (11)142.00 (11)101.50 (11)117.25 (11)129.25 (11)

Free Skating (30 January 1924)

Free Skating points computed by multiplying Free Skating score by 13.0.

Judge #1Francis PigueronFRA
Judge #2Louis MagnusFRA
Judge #3Hynek KottTCH
Judge #4J. KünzliSUI
Judge #5Henry YglesiasGBR
Judge #6Josef FellnerAUT
Judge #7Ernst HerzAUT
Attendance1,414
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsReducedJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Willy BöcklAUT7×2+11.5955.50136.50123.50 (2)130.00 (1)136.50 (2)146.25 (2)143.00 (2)139.75 (=1)136.50 (1)
2Gillis GrafströmSWE5×2+12.5965.25137.89133.25 (1)126.75 (=2)130.00 (=3)149.50 (1)152.75 (1)139.75 (=1)133.25 (2)
3Josef SlívaTCH4×3+23.0897.00128.14113.75 (3)126.75 (=2)156.00 (1)123.50 (4)126.75 (5)130.00 (3)120.25 (=4)
4Georges GautschiSUI5×5+31.5828.75118.39100.75 (=4)104.00 (5)110.50 (=5)130.00 (3)139.75 (3)126.75 (4)117.00 (=6)
5Jack PageGBR5×5+33.5809.25115.61100.75 (=4)110.50 (4)104.00 (7)120.25 (5)130.00 (4)117.00 (6)126.75 (3)
6Pierre BrunetFRA6×7+43.5760.50108.6491.00 (7)81.25 (6)130.00 (=3)107.25 (9)110.50 (=6)123.50 (5)117.00 (=6)
7Freddy MésotBEL6×8+51.0695.5099.3687.75 (8)68.25 (=10)110.50 (=5)110.50 (=7)94.25 (8)104.00 (7)120.25 (=4)
8Melville RogersCAN5×8+53.0663.0094.7194.25 (6)71.50 (=7)78.00 (8)110.50 (=7)110.50 (=6)97.50 (9)100.75 (=8)
9Nathaniel NilesUSA6×9+57.5620.7588.6884.50 (9)71.50 (=7)65.00 (=9)113.75 (6)84.50 (9)100.75 (8)100.75 (=8)
10André MalinetFRA6×10+69.5546.0078.0071.50 (10)71.50 (9)65.00 (=9)94.25 (10)78.00 (10)78.00 (10)87.75 (11)
11Herbert ClarkeGBR7×11+75.5481.0068.7168.25 (11)68.25 (=10)52.00 (11)84.50 (11)52.00 (11)65.00 (11)91.00 (10)