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
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada
1904 1912
Athletics at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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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].