Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Long jump

The 1900 Summer Olympics was the only Olympic Games to date to feature an Equestrian long jump competition. Of the seventeen competitors who entered, eight are known by name; of the rest, six were French and one was Belgian.[1]

Equestrian long jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Date29 May
Competitors17 from 5 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Constant van Langhendonck
 Belgium
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Gian Giorgio Trissino
 Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Camille de La Forgue de Bellegarde
 France

ResultsEdit

All 17 competitors managed to jump 4.50 metres (14.8 ft), but several were eliminated at 4.90 metres (16.1 ft). The winning jump of 6.10 metres (20.0 ft) was considered unimpressive, but was in part due to heavy ground caused by rain earlier on the day of the competition. The silver medal was won by an Italian competitor Gian Giorgio Trissino, who also won the joint gold medal in the Equestrian high jump competition.

Place Rider Horse Distance
1   Constant van Langhendonck (BEL) Extra-Dry 6.10m
2   Gian Giorgio Trissino (ITA) Oreste 5.70m
3   Camille de La Forgue de Bellegarde (FRA) Tolla 5.30m
4   Louis-Napoléon Murat (FRA) Bayard 4.90m
5   Uberto Visconti di Modrone (ITA) Jupe-en-l'Air Unknown
6   Hermann Mandl (AUT) Unknown Unknown
7   Henri Plocque (FRA) Camelia Unknown
8   van der Meulen (BEL) Unknown Unknown
9–17   Vladimir Nikolayevich Orlov (RU1) Unknown Unknown
  de Poliakov (RU1) Unknown Unknown
7 other competitors

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed Long Jump". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

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