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

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 3 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Arne Åhman
 Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Avery
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ruhi Sarialp
 Turkey
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 35:55
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 triple jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 3, 1948. The final was won by Swede Arne Åhman.

Records[edit]

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

World record
Olympic record
 Naoto Tajima (JPN) 16.00 m Berlin, Germany 6 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 3 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Tuesday, 3 August 1948 15:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 14.50m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 George Avery  Australia 15.335 Q
2 Valle Rautio  Finland 14.860 Q
3 Åke Hallgren  Sweden 14.770 Q
4 Adhemar da Silva  Brazil 14.690 Q
5 Henry Rebello  India 14.650 Q
6 Hélio da Silva  Brazil 14.640 Q
7 Arne Åhman  Sweden 14.600 Q
7 Kim Won-kwon  South Korea 14.600 Q
9 Geraldo de Oliveira  Brazil 14.590 Q
10 Lennart Moberg  Sweden 14.570 Q
11 Les McKeand  Australia 14.550 Q
12 Bill Albans  United States 14.550 Q
13 Ruhi Sarıalp  Turkey 14.530 Q
14 Preben Larsen  Denmark 14.520 Q
15 Máximo Reyes  Peru 14.380
16 Erik Koutonen  United States 14.370
17 João Vieira  Brazil 14.280
18 Robert Bobin  France 14.130
19 Bob Beckus  United States 14.030
20 Charles Épalle  France 14.020
21 Felix Würth  Austria 13.920
22 Luís García  Portugal 13.920
23 Carlos Vera  Chile 13.850
24 Allan Lindsay  Great Britain 13.700
25 Sidney Cross  Great Britain 13.455
- Robert Hawkey  Chile DNQ
- G. D. Peiris  Ceylon NM
- Jorge Aguirre  Mexico

Final[edit]

Rank Name Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Arne Åhman  Sweden 15.400 14.680 14.890 14.580 x x 15.400
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Avery  Australia 15.365 x 14.670 14.320 14.780 15.365
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ruhi Sarıalp  Turkey 14.230 15.020 14.910 15.025 x 15.025
4 Preben Larsen  Denmark 14.830
5 Geraldo de Oliveira  Brazil 14.825
6 Valle Rautio  Finland 14.700
7 Les McKeand  Australia 14.530
8 Adhemar da Silva  Brazil 14.490
9 Åke Hallgren  Sweden 14.485
10 Bill Albans  United States 14.330
11 Hélio da Silva  Brazil 14.310
12 Kim Won-Gwon  South Korea 14.250
13 Lennart Moberg  Sweden 14.215
Henry Rebello  India NM

Key: NM = No mark, x = Foul

References[edit]