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Equestrian at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Individual jumping

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Individual jumping
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Le lieutenant suisse Alphonse Gemuseus, sur
Alphonse Gemuseus (1927)
VenueStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Date27 July
Competitors43 from 11 nations
Winning score6.00
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alphonse Gemuseus
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tommaso Lequio di Assaba
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Adam Królikiewicz
← 1920
1928 →

The individual show jumping was one of five equestrianism events on the Equestrian at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Saturday 27 July 1924. 43 riders from 11 nations competed.[1] Nations were limited to four riders each; the team jumping event used the same results as this competition, with the top three individual scores counting for each national team. The individual event was won by Alphonse Gemuseus of Switzerland, with the nation winning its first victory in its debut in the individual jumping event. Tommaso Lequio di Assaba of Italy became the first person to win multiple medals in the event, taking silver to add to his 1920 gold. Adam Królikiewicz earned Poland's first individual jumping medal with his bronze.


This was the fourth appearance of the event, which had first been held at the 1900 Summer Olympics and has been held at every Summer Olympics at which equestrian sports have been featured (that is, excluding 1896, 1904, and 1908). It is the oldest event on the current programme, the only one that was held in 1900.[2]

Three riders from the 1920 competition returned: gold medalist Tommaso Lequio di Assaba of Italy, fourteenth-place finisher Åge Lundström of Sweden, and twenty-fifth-place finisher Jacques Misonne of Belgium.

Czechoslovakia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland each made their debut in the event. Belgium and France both competed for the fourth time, the only nations to have competed at each appearance of the event to that point.

Competition format

The 1060 metre course consisted of 15 obstacles, which were up to 1.4 meters high. The water was a maximum of 4 meters in width. The pair with the fewest faults was the winner. The time limit for the course was 2:39 (400 metres per minute), with a penalty of 0.25 faults for every second or fraction thereof above the limit.[2][3]

The faults possible were: 3 points for a first refusal, 6 for a second, elimination for a third; 5 points for a horse falling; 10 points for the rider being unseated; 4 points for knocking an obstacle down with the horse's fore legs, 2 point for knocking it down with the hind legs; and 2 points for going off-course.


Date Time Round
Sunday, 27 July 1924 Final


The course turned out to be rather difficult; the best pair finished with 6 faults.

Rank Rider Nation Faults Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alphonse Gemuseus  Switzerland 6.00 2:24.4
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tommaso Lequio di Assaba  Italy 8.75 2:42.0
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Adam Królikiewicz  Poland 10.00 2:38.4
4 Philip Bowden-Smith  Great Britain 10.50 2:41.4
5 Aníbal de Almeida  Portugal 12.00 2:28.8
6 Åke Thelning  Sweden 12.00 2:30.4
7 Axel Ståhle  Sweden 12.25 2:40.0
8 Nicolas LeRoy  Belgium 14.75 2:42.2
9 José Álvarez  Spain 18.00 2:31.0
10 Karol von Rómmel  Poland 18.00 2:38.2
11 Åge Lundström  Sweden 18.00 2:38.4
12 Hélder Martins  Portugal 19.00 2:31.4
13 Jacques Misonne  Belgium 19.50 3:05.4
14 Werner Stuber  Switzerland 20.00 2:32.4
15 Leone Valle  Italy 20.00 2:36.6
16 Nemesio Martínez  Spain 22.00 2:17.2
17 José de Albuquerque  Portugal 22.00 2:21.0
18 Gaston Mesmaekers  Belgium 22.75 2:50.0
19 Georg von Braun  Sweden 23.50 2:45.6
20 Hans Bühler  Switzerland 24.00 2:20.0
21 Hans von der Weid  Switzerland 24.00 2:39.8
22 Jean Breuls van Tiecken  Belgium 24.00 2:44.4
23 Rudolf Popler  Czechoslovakia 24.50 2:45.8
24 Capel Brunker  Great Britain 25.50 2:45.0
25 John Barry  United States 27.25 2:40.0
26 Alessandro Alvisi  Italy 28.75 2:42.4
27 Geoffrey Brooke  Great Britain 29.75 3:02.6
28 Zdzisław Dziadulski  Poland 30.50 2:49.4
29 Sloan Doak  United States 32.00 2:23.0
30 José Navarro  Spain 33.75 3:02.4
31 Luís de Meneses  Portugal 36.00 2:17.2
32 Kazimierz Szosland  Poland 39.25 3:20.0
33 Pierre Clavé  France 41.00 3:23.0
34 Oldřich Buchar  Czechoslovakia 45.00 2:37.6
Emanuele Beraudo Di Pralormo  Italy DNF
Michel Bignon  France DNF
Frederic Bontecou  United States DNF
Théophile Carbon  France DNF
Henri de Royer-Dupré  France DNF
Keith Hervey  Great Britain DNF
Emilio López  Spain DNF
Vernon Padgett  United States DNF
Josef Rabas  Czechoslovakia DNF


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's Jumping, Individual". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Jumping, Individual, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  3. ^ Official Report, p. 249.
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