Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Venue Panathinaiko Stadium
Dates April 7
Competitors 9 from 7 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ellery Clark
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Robert Garrett
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) James Connolly
 United States
1900 →

The men's long jump was one of four jumping events on the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. There were nine contestants in the long jump, held on 7 April. The American jumpers proved themselves dominant in taking the top three spots. Clark's first two jumps were fouls, but his third was by far the best of the field.

Results[edit]

Rank Name Nation Distance Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Ellery Clark  United States 6.35 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Robert Garrett  United States 6.18
3rd, bronze medalist(s) James Connolly  United States 6.11
4 Alexandre Tufferi  France 5.98
5 Alphonse Grisel  France 5.83
6 Henrik Sjöberg  Sweden 5.80
7 Alexandros Chalkokondylis  Greece 5.74
8 Carl Schuhmann  Germany 5.70
9 Athanasios Skaltsogiannis  Greece Unknown

References[edit]

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J. & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at la84foundation.org)
  • Mallon, Bill & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-0379-0.  (Excerpt available at la84foundation.org)
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 978-1-86197-342-9.