Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Myer Prinstein in action in the long jump during 1904 Summer Olympics.jpg
Myer Prinstein during the jump on the way to finish in first place.
Venue Francis Field
Dates September 1
Competitors 9 from 3 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Myer Prinstein  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Daniel Frank  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Robert Stangland  United States
← 1900
1908 →

The men's long jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. Nine athletes from three nations participated. The competition was held on Thursday, September 1, 1904.[1]

Myer Prinstein, who had taken second place in 1900 after leading in the first round of jumping but declining to compete in the second due to it being held on a Sunday, won the contest and set a new Olympic record for distance.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.61 United Kingdom Peter O'Connor Dublin (GBR) August 5, 1901
Olympic Record 7.185 United States Alvin Kraenzlein Paris (FRA) July 15, 1900

Myer Prinstein set a new Olympic record with 7.34 metres.



Place Athlete Distance
1  Myer Prinstein (USA) 7.34 OR
2  Daniel Frank (USA) 6.89
3  Robert Stangland (USA) 6.88
4  Fred Englehardt (USA) 6.63
5  George Van Cleaf (USA)
6  John Hagerman (USA)
7-9  Corrie Gardner (AUS)
 Béla Mező (HUN)
 John Oxley (USA)


  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's Long Jump". Retrieved 10 December 2017.