Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 17–18
Competitors 29 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) William Petersson  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Carl Johnson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Erik Abrahamsson  Sweden
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1924 →

The men's long jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, August 17, 1920, and on Wednesday, August 18, 1920.

29 long jumpers from eleven nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.61 United Kingdom Peter O'Connor Dublin (GBR) August 5, 1901
Olympic Record 7.60 United States Albert Gutterson Stockholm (SWE) July 12, 1912

Results[edit]

The best six long jumpers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1  William Petersson (SWE) 6.94 1 7.15
2  Carl Johnson (USA) 6.82 3 7.095
3  Erik Abrahamsson (SWE) 6.86 2 7.08
4  Dink Templeton (USA) 6.67 5 6.95
5  Erling Aastad (NOR) 6.62 6 6.885
6  Rolf Franksson (SWE) 6.73 4 6.73
7  Sol Butler (USA) 6.60
8  Einar Ræder (NOR) 6.585
9  Gösta Bladin (SWE) 6.57
10  Johan Johannesen (NOR) 6.565
11  John Merchant (USA) 6.50
 Eugène Coulon (FRA) 6.50
13  William Hunter (GBR) 6.42
14  Marcel Orfidan (FRA) 6.39
15  Hans Kindler (SUI) 6.34
16  Eero Lehtonen (FIN) 6.285
17  Charles Courtin (FRA) 6.23
18  Gustave De Bruyne (BEL) 6.20
19  Hugo Lahtinen (FIN) 6.19
20  Harold Abrahams (GBR) 6.05
21  Edmond Médécin (MON) 6.035
22  Charles Lively (GBR) 5.87
23  Henri Pleger (LUX) 5.815
24  Jean Lefèvre (BEL) 5.79
25  Julien Lehouck (BEL) 5.76
26  František Šretr (TCH) 5.55
27  Charles Guézille (FRA) 5.485
28  Paul Hammer (LUX) 5.45
29  Nicolas Kanivé (LUX) 5.415

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 23 August 2007.