Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 19–21
Competitors 21 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Sweden
Bronze medal    Sweden
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Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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The men's triple jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Thursday, August 19, 1920 to Saturday, August 21, 1920.

Twenty-one triple jumpers from eight nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 15.52 United Kingdom Dan Ahearn (*) New York (USA) May 30, 1911
Olympic Record 14.92 United Kingdom Tim Ahearne London (GBR) July 25, 1908

(*) Dan Ahearn set his world record while being a citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, at this Olympics he represented the United States.

Results[edit]

The best six triple jumpers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1  Vilho Tuulos (FIN) 14.505 1 14.505
2  Folke Jansson (SWE) 14.16 3 14.48
3  Erik Almlöf (SWE) 14.19 2 14.27
4  Ivar Sahlin (SWE) 13.86 5 14.175
5  Sherman Landers (USA) 14.00 4 14.17
6  Dan Ahearn (USA) 13.75 6 14.08
7  Ossian Nylund (FIN) 13.74
8  Benjamin Howard Baker (GBR) 13.675
9  Kaare Bache (NOR) 13.64
10  Sven Runström (SWE) 13.63
11  Erling Juul (NOR) 13.59
12  Kaufman Geist (USA) 13.52
13  Erling Vinne (NOR) 13.34
14  Charles Lively (GBR) 13.15
15  Clarence Jaquith (USA) 13.04
16  Etienne Proux (FRA) 12.925
17  André Chilo (FRA) 12.54
18  Menelaos Ponireas (GRE) 12.60
19  Gustave Remouet (FRA) 12.475
20  František Šretr (TCH) NM
 František Stejskal (TCH) NM

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 23 August 2007.