India at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Websiteolympic.ind.in
in Paris
Competitors14 in 2 sports
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Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

India competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France; this was the third Olympics where India participated. Some months ahead of the Olympics, in Feb 1924, the All India Olympic Games (that later became the National Games of India) were held at Delhi. A few sportsmen from these games were selected to represent India at the 1924 Paris Olympics: Dalip Singh, Lakshmanan, Hinge, Hall, Pala Singh, Pitt, Heathcote, and Venkataraman. The Indian team eventually comprised seven athletes and seven-eight tennis players (including two women), with Harry Crowe Buck as manager. The team trained at the Madras (YMCA) College of Physical Education where Buck was founding principal.

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Seven athletes represented India in 1924. Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
James Hall 100 m 11.3 3 Did not advance
200 m 22.5 4 Did not advance
Wilfred Hildreth 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
C. K. Lakshmanan 110 m hurdles N/A 16.4 5 Did not advance
Terence Pitt 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
400 m 49.8 1 Q 51.6 4 Did not advance
Dalip Singh Long jump N/A 6.635 3 Did not advance
Mahadeo Singh Marathon N/A 3:37:36.0 29
Pala Singh 1500 m N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
5000 m N/A Unknown 10 Did not advance
10000 m N/A Did not finish

Tennis

Main article: Tennis at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
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Athar Fyzee Singles  Langaard (NOR)
W 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
 Zerlentis (GRE)
L 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Syed Mohammad Hadi Singles Bye  Williams (USA)
L 0–6, 2–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Sydney Jacob Singles  Morales (ESP)
W 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
 Ferrier (SUI)
W 5–7, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
 Willard (AUS)
W 6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
 Washburn (USA)
W 6–1, 6–4, 8–10, 6–2
 Borotra (FRA)
L 6–4, 4–6, 5–7, 3–6
Did not advance
Mohammed Sleem Singles Bye  van der Feen (NED)
W 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
 Richards (USA)
L 6–8, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Did not advance
Sydney Jacob
Mohammed Sleem
Doubles  Tegner /
Ulrich (DEN)
L 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Did not advance
Syed Mohammad Hadi
Donald Rutnam
Doubles Bye  Langaard /
Nielsen (NOR)
W 6–2, 6–3, 6–0
 Colombo /
Sabbadini (ITA)
W w/o
 Borotra /
Lacoste (FRA)
L 2–6, 2–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
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Nora Polley Singles Bye  Valaoritou-Skaramaga (GRE)
L 6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
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Sydney Jacob
Nora Polley
Doubles Bye  Wallis /
McCrea (IRL)
L 7–9, 6–4, 7–9
Did not advance


The mixed double team of Mohammed Salim (Sleem) and Mehri Tata - received a bye in the first round and gave a walkover to Flaquer/De Alvarez in the second round (IFT Report, p. 133).

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