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
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 →
Athletics at the
1896 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
110 m hurdles men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men

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.

Place Athlete Distance
1  Ellery Clark (USA) 6.35 m
2  Robert Garrett (USA) 6.00 m
3  James Connolly (USA) 5.84 m
4  Alexandros Chalkokondylis (GRE) 5.74 m
5-9  Alphonse Grisel (FRA) Unknown
 Carl Schuhmann (GER) Unknown
 Henrik Sjöberg (SWE) Unknown
 Athanasios Skaltsogiannis (GRE) Unknown
 Alexandre Tuffèri (FRA) Unknown

The individual ranking of the fifth through ninth place contestants is unclear.


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