Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue Bois de Boulogne
Dates July 14 (qualifier)
July 15 (final)
Competitors 12 from 6 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Alvin Kraenzlein
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Myer Prinstein
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Patrick Leahy
 Great Britain
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Athletics at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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The men's long jump was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 14 and July 15, 1900. 12 athletes from six nations competed in the long jump.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.50(*) United States Myer Prinstein Philadelphia (USA) April 28, 1900
Olympic Record 6.35 United States Ellery Clark Athens (GRE) April 7, 1896 (NS)

(*) unofficial



All twelve jumpers competed in the qualifier, with the top five moving on to the final.

Place Athlete Distance
1  Myer Prinstein (USA) 7.175 m
2  Alvin Kraenzlein (USA) 6.930 m
3  Albert Delannoy (FRA) 6.755 m
4  William Remington (USA) 6.725 m
5  Patrick Leahy (GBR) 6.710 m
6  John McLean (USA) 6.655 m
7  Thaddeus McClain (USA) 6.435 m
8  Waldemar Steffen (GER) 6.300 m
9  Ernő Schubert (HUN) 6.050 m
10  Gyula Strausz (HUN) 6.010 m
11  Tore Blom (SWE) 5.770 m
12  Erik Lemming (SWE) 5.500 m


For the final, scores from the qualifier remained valid. Prinstein, citing an agreement between Kraenzlein and himself not to compete on a Sunday, did not compete in the final on 15 July. Kraenzlein, however, did compete and outperformed Prinstein's mark from the previous day. This infuriated Prinstein, who attempted to strike Kraenzlein. Sources vary as to whether any of the blows actually landed, however.

Delannoy did not improve upon his qualifier mark and dropped to fifth place.

Place Athlete Distance Qualifier
1  Alvin Kraenzlein (USA) 7.185 m 6.930 m
2  Myer Prinstein (USA) NM 7.175 m
3  Patrick Leahy (GBR) 6.950 m 6.710 m
4  William Remington (USA) 6.825 m 6.725 m
5  Albert Delannoy (FRA) Unknown 6.755 m


  • International Olympic Committee.
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1900". Accessed 18 March 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.