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400 metres Hurdles, Men

Date6 – 7 July 1924
LocationStade Olympique de Colombes, Colombes
Participants23 from 13 countries

Morgan Taylor had won the 1924 AAU title and the US Olympic Trials, the latter in a world record 52.6, though it was not ratified as he knocked over a hurdle. The final saw him take the lead at the halfway mark and pull away to win by six metres over teammate Charles Brookins. But Brookins was disqualified for running out of his lane, giving the silver medal to Finland’s Erik “Erkka” Wilén. Taylor’s time was 52.6, again seemingly a world record, but he had knocked over the last hurdle so it could not be ratified, and the Olympic record then reverted to Wilén’s 53.8, though he originally only finished third in the race. Fourth-place finisher Géo André was competing in his fourth Olympics, 16 years after his Olympic début.

1Morgan TaylorUSA55.8 (1 h5)54.9 (2 h1)52.6 (1)Gold
2Erkka WilénFIN55.3 (2 h2)55.4 (3 h1)53.8 (2)SilverOR
3Ivan RileyUSA55.4 (1 h6)56.6 (1 h2)54.2 (3)Bronze
4Géo AndréFRA56.0 (1 h3)56.7 (2 h2)56.2 (4)
ACFred BlackettGBR56.9 (2 h5)58.4 (3 h2)– (DQ)
ACCharley BrookinsUSA54.8 (1 h1)54.6 (1 h1)– (DQ)
4 h1 r2/3Luigi FacelliITA56.4 (2 h6)55.6 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/3Chan CoulterUSA55.0 (1 h2)58.6 (4 h2)
5 h1 r2/3Roger VielFRA57.2 (1 h4)56.7 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3Martti JukolaFIN57.7 (2 h4)58.6 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3Henri ThorsenDEN57.2 (2 h3)57.3 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3Humberto LaraCHI56.5 (2 h1)59.0 (6 h2)
3 h1 r1/3Phil MacDonaldCAN56.8 (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/3Louis LundgrenDEN56.0 (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/3Ioannis TalianosGRE58.0 (3 h3)
3 h4 r1/3Wilfrid TathamGBR58.5 (3 h4)
3 h5 r1/3Enrique ThompsonARG57.0 (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/3Jules MigeotBEL56.7 (3 h6)
4 h5 r1/3Richard HonnerAUS58.5 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/3Warren MontaboneCAN– (4 h6)
5 h5 r1/3André FoussardFRA1:00.0 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/3Oscar, Ridder van RappardNED– (5 h6)
AC h2 r1/3Pierre ArnaudinFRA– (DNF h2)
DNSBertie HeathcoteIND
DNSMario CavalleriITA
DNSElemér SomfayHUN
DNSWill HildrethIND
DNSCheruvari LakshmananIND
DNSSid AtkinsonRSA
DNSErik KjellströmSWE

Round One (6 July 1924 — 14:00)

Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

1Charley BrookinsUSA54.8Q
2Humberto LaraCHI56.5Q
3Phil MacDonaldCAN56.8

Heat Two

1Chan CoulterUSA55.0Q
2Erkka WilénFIN55.3Q
3Louis LundgrenDEN56.0
DNFPierre ArnaudinFRA

Heat Three

1Géo AndréFRA56.0Q
2Henri ThorsenDEN57.2Q
3Ioannis TalianosGRE58.0

Heat Four

1Roger VielFRA57.2Q
2Martti JukolaFIN57.7Q
3Wilfrid TathamGBR58.5

Heat Five

1Morgan TaylorUSA55.8Q
2Fred BlackettGBR56.9Q
3Enrique ThompsonARG57.0
4Richard HonnerAUS58.5
5André FoussardFRA1:00.0

Heat Six

1Ivan RileyUSA55.4Q
2Luigi FacelliITA56.4Q
3Jules MigeotBEL56.7
4Warren MontaboneCAN
5Oscar, Ridder van RappardNED

Semi-Finals (6 July 1924 — 16:30)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

1Charley BrookinsUSA54.6Q
2Morgan TaylorUSA54.9Q
3Erkka WilénFIN55.4Q
4Luigi FacelliITA55.6
5Roger VielFRA56.7
6Henri ThorsenDEN57.3

Heat Two

1Ivan RileyUSA56.6Q
2Géo AndréFRA56.7Q
3Fred BlackettGBR58.4Q
4Chan CoulterUSA58.6
5Martti JukolaFIN58.6
6Humberto LaraCHI59.0

Final (7 July 1924 — 15:00)

11Morgan TaylorUSA52.61
25Erkka WilénFIN53.8OR
34Ivan RileyUSA54.2
43Géo AndréFRA56.2
DQ2Charley BrookinsUSA
DQ6Fred BlackettGBR