Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's standing long jump

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Men's standing long jump
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueWhite City Stadium
DateJuly 20
Competitors25 from 11 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Ray Ewry  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Konstantinos Tsiklitiras  Greece
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Martin Sheridan  United States
← 1904
1912 →

The men's standing long jump was one of six jumping events on the athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on Monday, July 20, 1908.

Twenty-five long jumpers from eleven nations competed.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3.47 United States Ray Ewry St. Louis (USA) September 3, 1904
Olympic Record 3.47 United States Ray Ewry St. Louis (USA) September 3, 1904


Place Athlete Distance
1  Ray Ewry (USA) 3.33 metres
2  Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (GRE) 3.235 metres
3  Martin Sheridan (USA) 3.23 metres
4  John Biller (USA) 3.21 metres
5  Ragnar Ekberg (SWE) 3.19 metres
6  Platt Adams (USA) 3.11 metres
 Frank Holmes (USA) 3.11 metres
8-25  Tim Ahearne (GBR) Unknown
 George Barber (CAN) Unknown
 Wilfred Bleaden (GBR) Unknown
 Lionel Cornish (GBR) Unknown
 Léon Dupont (BEL) Unknown
 Bram Evers (NED) Unknown
 Walter Henderson (GBR) Unknown
 Jacobus Hoogveld (NED) Unknown
 Frank Irons (USA) Unknown
 Jarl Jakobsson (FIN) Unknown
 Henri Jardin (FRA) Unknown
 Frederick Kitching (GBR) Unknown
 Evert Koops (NED) Unknown
 Svend Langkjær (DEN) Unknown
 Arthur Mallwitz (GER) Unknown
 Alfred Motte (FRA) Unknown
 Sigmund Muenz (USA) Unknown
 Lancelot Stafford (GBR) Unknown


  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].