Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's standing long jump

The men's standing long jump was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 16, 1900. Four athletes from two nations competed in the standing long jump. The event was won by Ray Ewry of the United States, with his teammate Irving Baxter the runner-up; the two dominated all three of the standing jumps in 1900, finishing first and second in each. Ewry would take gold medals in all eight standing jump events from 1900 to 1908 (as well as both events at the 1906 Intercalated Games). The bronze medal was won by Émile Torchebœuf of France.

Men's standing long jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Paris JO 1900 - Ray Ewry au saut en longueur sans élan.jpg
Ray Ewry competing
VenueBois de Boulogne
DateJuly 16
Competitors4 from 2 nations
Winning distance3.21 OR
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ray Ewry
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Irving Baxter
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Émile Torchebœuf
1904 →


This was the first appearance of the event, which was held four times from 1900 to 1912.[1]

Competition formatEdit

There was a single round of jumping.


There was no extent world record. This was the first appearance of the event at the Olympics, so there was no Olympic record either. Ray Ewry set the initial Olympic record with 3.21 metres.


Date Time Round
Monday, 16 July 1900 Final


Ewry won all three of the standing jumps in 1900. Just as in the others, he had little difficulty winning the standing long jump, also setting the first Olympic record.

Rank Athlete Nation Distance Notes
  Ray Ewry   United States 3.21 OR
  Irving Baxter   United States 3.135
  Émile Torchebœuf   France 3.03
4 Lewis Sheldon   United States 3.02


  1. ^ "Standing Long Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 January 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)