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Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's standing long jump

The men's standing long jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth and final appearance of the event. The competition was held on Monday, July 8, 1912.

Men's standing long jump
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras3.JPG
Tsiklitiras on the way to win the gold medal.
VenueStockholm Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 8
Competitors19 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Konstantinos Tsiklitiras  Greece
2nd, silver medalist(s) Platt Adams  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Benjamin Adams  United States
← 1908

Nineteen long jumpers from eight nations competed.

Ray Ewry, who was the three-time defending champion in the event, did not compete in 1912. The silver medalist from 1908, Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, won the event. Platt Adams, the sixth-place finisher four years earlier, took second. Benjamin Adams finished third. Each of the three standing long jump medalists also medaled in the standing high jump, though in a different order.

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3.47   Ray Ewry St. Louis (USA) September 3, 1904
Olympic Record 3.47   Ray Ewry St. Louis (USA) September 3, 1904

ResultsEdit

Place Athlete Preliminary Final Best mark
1 2 3 Rank 4 5 6
1   Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (GRE) 3.14 3.26 3.37 1st 3.30 3.24 3.34 3.37
2   Platt Adams (USA) 3.23 3.18 3.32 2nd 3.36 3.34 3.24 3.36
3   Benjamin Adams (USA) 3.28 3.21 3.24 3rd 3.18 3.23 3.28 3.28
4   Gustaf Malmsten (SWE) 3.11 3.20 3.12 4th 3.20
5   Leo Goehring (USA) 3.14 3.13 5th 3.14
  Edvard Möller (SWE) 3.13 3.14 3.09 5th 3.14
7   András Baronyi (HUN) 3.12 3.13 3.02 7th 3.13
8   Richard Byrd (USA) 3.12 3.11 3.05 8th 3.12
9   Forest Fletcher (USA) 3.05 3.11 3.09 9th 3.11
10   Alfred Motté (FRA) 3.10 3.10 3.09 10th 3.10
11   Gustaf Ljunggren (SWE) 3.01 3.04 3.09 11th 3.09
12   Birger Brodtkorb (NOR) 3.00 3.05 3.03 12th 3.05
13   Ragnar Ekberg (SWE) 3.00 3.02 3.03 13th 3.03
14   Géo André (FRA) 3.02 2.96 14th 3.02
  Henry Ashington (GBR) 2.95 2.79 3.02 14th 3.02
  Douglas Melin (SWE) 3.02 3.01 2.99 14th 3.02
17   Arthur Maranda (CAN) 2.80 2.83 2.98 17th 2.98
18   Karl Bergh (SWE) 2.86 2.95 2.91 18th 2.95
19   Philip Kingsford (GBR) 2.60 2.75 2.72 19th 2.75
 
Platt Adams winning the silver medal.
 
Platt Adams in action.
 
Bronze medalist Benjamin Adams.
 
Gustaf Malmsten finishing fourth.

ReferencesEdit

  • sports-reference.com
  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.). (ed.). The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 4 January 2007.