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

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue Bois de Boulogne
Dates July 16
Competitors 13 from 6 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Myer Prinstein
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) James Connolly
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lewis Sheldon
 United States
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Athletics at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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The men's triple jump was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 16, 1900. 13 athletes from six nations competed in the triple jump.


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

World Record 15.26(*) United Kingdom Matthew Roseingreue Gort (GBR) August 15, 1895
Olympic Record 13.71 United States James Connolly Athens (GRE) April 6, 1896 (NS)

(*) unofficial

Myer Prinstein set a new Olympic record with 14.47 metres.


Prinstein defeated the defending champion Connolly to win the second Olympic triple jump competition. Distances for most of the competitors are unknown, as are placings after sixth.

Place Athlete Distance
1  Myer Prinstein (USA) 14.47 m
2  James Connolly (USA) 13.97 m
3  Lewis Sheldon (USA) 13.64 m
4  Patrick Leahy (GBR) Unknown
5  Albert Delannoy (FRA) Unknown
6  Alexandre Tuffère (FRA) Unknown
7-13  Daniel Horton (USA) Unknown
 Frank Jarvis (USA) Unknown
 Pál Koppán (HUN) Unknown
 Erik Lemming (SWE) Unknown
 John McLean (USA) Unknown
 Karl Staaf (SWE) Unknown
 Waldemar Steffen (GER) Unknown


  • 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.