Athletics at the 1904 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 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1904. Four athletes, all from the United States, competed. Ray Ewry continued his dominance of the standing jumps at the Olympics, successfully defending his championships in this one as well as the other two. He also set a new world record. Charles King took silver, with John Biller receiving bronze.

Men's standing long jump
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Ray Ewry of the New York Athletic Club competing in the standing broad jump at the 1904 Olympics. Ewry won the event.jpg
Ray Ewry competing
VenueFrancis Field
DateAugust 29
Competitors4 from 1 nation
Winning distance3.47 WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ray Ewry
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Charles King
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) John Biller
 United States
← 1900
1908 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the second appearance of the event, which was held four times from 1900 to 1912. American Ray Ewry returned as the defending Olympic champion and world record holder; he was heavily favored in this as well as all the standing jumps.[1]

Competition formatEdit

There was a single round of jumping. Jumpers each had four jumps.

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World record   Ray Ewry (USA) 3.45
Olympic record   Ray Ewry (USA) 3.21 Paris, France 16 July 1900

Ray Ewry set a new world record with 3.47 metres.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Monday, 29 August 1904 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 Distance Notes
  Ray Ewry   United States 3.40 3.41 3.46 3.47 3.47 WR
  Charles King   United States Unknown 3.27
  John Biller   United States Unknown 3.25
4 Henry Field   United States Unknown 3.18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Standing Long Jump, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 January 2021.

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