Ben Adams (track and field)

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Ben Adams
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Adams at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 1912 Stockholm Standing high jump
Bronze 1912 Stockholm Standing long jump
Platt Adams, Jim Duncan, and Benjamin Willard Adams aboard the SS Stockholm in 1913

Benjamin "Ben" Willard Adams (March 31, 1890 – March 14, 1961) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the standing jumps.


He was born in Newark, New Jersey and died in Neptune City, New Jersey. He was the younger brother of Platt Adams.

Adams competed for a United States in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden in the standing high jump where he won the silver medal. He also competed in the standing long jump where he won the bronze medal and in the exhibition baseball tournament for Sweden.

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