Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 31 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Willie Steele
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Theo Bruce
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Herb Douglas
 United States
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Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's long jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 31, 1948. The final was won by American Willie Steele.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Jesse Owens (USA) 8.13 m Ann Arbor, United States 25 May 1935
Olympic record 8.06 m Berlin, Germany 4 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 31 July 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Friday, 31 July 1948 16:45 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 7.20m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Willie Steele  United States 7.780 7.780 Q
2 B Lorenzo Wright  United States 7.530 7.530 Q
3 A Herb Douglas  United States 7.240 7.240 Q
4 A Theo Bruce  Australia 7.200 7.200 Q
5 A Enrique Kistenmacher  Argentina 7.180 x 7.100 7.180 q
6 A Harry Askew  Great Britain 7.140 6.810 7.070 7.140 q
7 A Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin  Great Britain 7.130 7.030 6.960 7.130 q
8 B Felix Würth  Austria 7.080 6.980 6.950 7.080 q
9 A Edward Adamczyk  Poland 5.070 7.030 7.030 7.030 q
10 B Harry Whittle  Great Britain 6.560 7.030 6.930 7.030 q
11 B Baldev Singh  India x 7.000 6.780 7.000 q
12 A Georges Damitio  France 6.980 6.770 6.610 6.980 q
13 B Jean Studer  Switzerland 6.820 6.880 6.940 6.940
14 B Finnbjörn Þorvaldsson  Iceland x x 6.860 6.860
15 A Jaroslav Fikejz  Czechoslovakia 6.560 6.860 6.790 6.860
16 B Álvaro Dias  Portugal 6.460 6.780 6.860 6.860
17 A Kyros Marinis  Greece x x 6.750 6.750
18 A Kim Won-kwon  South Korea 6.710 x x 6.710
19 B Charles Thompson  Guyana 6.580 6.580
20 A Jorge Aguirre  Mexico 5.910 x x 5.910
B G. D. Peiris  Ceylon x x x NM

Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Willie Steele  United States 7.825
2nd, silver medalist(s) Theo Bruce  Australia 7.555
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Herb Douglas  United States 7.545
4 Lorenzo Wright  United States 7.450
5 Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin  Great Britain 7.270
6 Georges Damitio  France 7.070
7 Harry Whittle  Great Britain 7.030
8 Felix Würth  Austria 7.000
9 Harry Askew  Great Britain 6.935
10 Enrique Kistenmacher  Argentina 6.800
11 Edward Adamczyk  Poland 6.735

References[edit]