Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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The men's long jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 31, 1928.

Forty-one long jumpers from 23 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Ed Hamm
United States (USA)
 Silvio Cator
Haiti (HAI)
 Al Bates
United States (USA)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.90 United States Ed Hamm Cambridge (GBR) July 7, 1928
Olympic Record 7.765(*) United States Robert LeGendre Paris (FRA) July 7, 1924

(*) Robert LeGendre set the Olympic record in the 1924 pentathlon contest

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The best six long jumpers qualified for the final. Two jumpers, Hannes de Boer and Ed Gordon, tied for sixth place, but only de Boer advanced to the final as his second best jump (6.96) was better than the second best jump of Gordon (6.57). The jumping order is not available and the jumping series are only available for the best six jumpers.

Group 1

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Ed Hamm (USA) unk 7.73 7.68 7.73 1 Q
2  Silvio Cator (HAI) X 7.50 7.58 7.58 4 Q
3  Erich Köchermann (GER) 7.35 7.16 7.25 7.35 =5 Q
4  Erling Aastad (NOR) 7.07 14
5  Toon van Welsenes (NED) 6.96 17
6  Paddy Anglim (IRL) 6.81 21
7  Jacques Flouret (FRA) 6.64 28
8  Óscar Alvarado (CHI) 6.51 =34
 Gaston Médécin (MON) 6.51 =34
10  Tibor Püspöki (HUN) 6.45 36
11  Alfred Sutter (SUI) 6.23 40

Group 2

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Al Bates (USA) 7.40 X X 7.40 3 Q
2  Willi Meier (GER) 7.35 7.39 7.05 7.39 4 Q
3  Olle Hallberg (SWE) 7.18 10
4  Toimi Tulikoura (FIN) 6.91 18
5  Imre Fekete (HUN) 6.77 24
6  Virgilio Tommasi (ITA) 6.76 =25
7  Zdzisław Nowak (POL) 6.57 33
8  Dalip Singh (IND) 6.45 37
9  James Cohen (GBR) 6.39 39

Group 3

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Ed Gordon (USA) 7.32 / 6.57 7.32 7
2  Eric Svensson (SWE) 7.29 8
3  Mikio Oda (JPN) 7.11 =11
4  Helmut Schlöske (GER) 6.99 15
5  Gijs Lamoree (NED) 6.87 20
6  Lajos Balogh (HUN) 6.79 23
7  Enrico Torre (ITA) 6.76 25
8  Konstantinos Petridis (GRE) 6.63 29
9  Reg Revans (GBR) 6.58 32
10  Johannes Viljoen (RSA) 6.44 38

Group 4

Place Athlete 1. 2. 3. Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Hannes de Boer (NED) 7.32 / 6.96 7.32 6 Q
2  Chūhei Nambu (JPN) 7.25 9
3  Ville Tuulos (FIN) 7.11 =11
 DeHart Hubbard (USA) 7.11 =11
5  Alfonso de Gortari (MEX) 6.97 16
6  Rudi Dobermann (GER) 6.91 18
7  Adolf Meier (SUI) 6.80 22
8  Charles Alzieu (FRA) 6.70 27
9  Hermann Brügmann (DEN) 6.62 30
10  Arild Lenth (NOR) 6.60 31
11  Fernando Labourdette-Liaresq (ESP) 6.16 41

Final[edit]

The final was held on the same day and started at 2 p.m. No jumper was able to improve his qualification width.

Place Athlete Qual. Width 1. 2. 3. Distance
1  Ed Hamm (USA) 7.73 7.68 7.66 - 7.73
2  Silvio Cator (HAI) 7.58 7.20 7.22 X 7.58
3  Al Bates (USA) 7.40 6.79 6.92 6.75 7.40
4  Willi Meier (GER) 7.39 X 7.27 7.23 7.39
5  Erich Köchermann (GER) 7.35 7.05 X 6.85 7.35
6  Hannes de Boer (NED) 7.32 X X X 7.32

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