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

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue White City Stadium
Date July 22
Competitors 32 from 9 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Frank Irons  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Daniel Kelly  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Calvin Bricker  Canada
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The men's long jump was one of six jumping events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 22, 1908.


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

World Record 7.61 United Kingdom Peter O'Connor Dublin (GBR) August 5, 1901
Olympic Record 7.34 United States Myer Prinstein St. Louis (USA) September 1, 1904

Frank Irons set two Olympic records. At first he jumped 7.44 metres and finally he set the new Olympic record with 7.48 metres.


All jumpers performed three jumps. The best three made another three attempts to improve their marks. Best marks are known for the top six jumpers, placing for the top twenty, and no information about marks or placement for the bottom twelve.

Place Name Nation Distance
1 Frank Irons  United States 7.48 metres OR
2 Daniel Kelly  United States 7.09 metres
3 Calvin Bricker  Canada 7.08 metres
4 Edward Cook  United States 6.97 metres
5 John Brennan  United States 6.86 metres
6 Albert Weinstein[1]  Germany 6.77 metres
7 Frank Mount Pleasant[1]  United States 6.82 metres
8 Tim Ahearne  Great Britain 6.72 metres
9 Denis Murray  Great Britain 6.71 metres
10 Gunnar Rönström  Sweden 6.66 metres
11 Charles Williams  Great Britain 6.65 metres
12 Sam Bellah  United States 6.64 metres
13 Frank Lukeman  Canada 6.59 metres
14 Ödön Holits  Hungary 6.54 metres
15 Arthur Hoffmann  Germany 6.50 metres
16 Alfred Bellerby  Great Britain 6.44 metres
17 Wilfred Bleaden  Great Britain 6.43 metres
18 William Watt  Great Britain 6.42 metres
19 George Barber  Canada 6.41 metres
20 Carl Silfverstrand  Sweden 6.34 metres
21-32 Hermann von Bönninghausen  Germany Unknown
Lionel Cornish  Great Britain Unknown
Géza Kövesdi  Hungary Unknown
Bram Evers  Netherlands Unknown
Henri Guttierez  France Unknown
Jacobus Hoogveld  Netherlands Unknown
Garfield MacDonald  Canada Unknown
John O'Connell  United States Unknown
Henry Olsen  Norway Unknown
Arvid Ringstrand  Sweden Unknown
Ludwig Uettwiller  Germany (6.05 metres)
Hugo Wieslander  Sweden Unknown


  1. ^ a b De Wael gives Mount Pleasant as 6th and Weinstein as 7th. The Official Report gives Weinstein's place as 6th.


  • 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].