Sporting Highlights for 1924
Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1924. The major event of this year was the Olympic Games held in Paris France and the first Winter Olympics also in France. The Summer Games was held in Paris, France and the Winter Games was held in Chamonix, France. The United States won the summer games with 99 total medal and the host nation France finished in third place behind Finland. Norway won the winter games securing 17 total medals.
Walter Hagen, one of the all-time golf greats, won The Open Championship for the third time in his career. He also took the PGA Championship the same year for his sixth grand slam title. Walter won The Open Championship two more times and the PGA Championship three more times for a total of 11 career major titles, which currently has him placed third in the all-time major winners list.
James Anderson, Jean Borotra, and Bill Tilden, won the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open respectively. It was Tilden's fifth straight title at the US Open. He took the title again the following year to become the only player till date to have won the event in six consecutive years. French player Borota won his first Wimbledon championship this year, and was still competing in the main tournament 40 years later, and in 1977 played in the Wimbledon veterans' doubles at the age of 78.
The French Open, which was open only for French players, was won by Jean Borotra. The wins at the French Open from its inception till this year is not officially recognized as a grand slam title.
See some videos from the world of sport in 1924.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1924.
|Jan||Tennis Australia Open won by James Anderson and Sylvia Lance|
|Jan 25 - Feb 4||Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France|
|May 4 - July 27||Summer Olympic Games were held in Paris, France|
|June||Golf US Open won by Cyril Walker|
|July||the Cycling Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Jean Borotra and Kathleen McKane|
|July||Golf British Open won by Walter Hagen|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Walter Hagen (2)|
|Sep||Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Tilden and Helen Wills|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by Washington Nationals|
Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
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