Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's standing long jump

The men's standing long jump was one of six jumping events on the athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on Monday, July 20, 1908.

Men's standing long jump
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueWhite City Stadium
DateJuly 20
Competitors25 from 11 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ray Ewry  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Konstantinos Tsiklitiras  Greece
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Martin Sheridan  United States
← 1904
1912 →

Twenty-five long jumpers from eleven nations competed. NOCs could enter up to 12 athletes.[1]


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 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


Rank Athlete Nation Distance
  Ray Ewry   United States 3.33
  Konstantinos Tsiklitiras   Greece 3.235
  Martin Sheridan   United States 3.23
4 John Biller   United States 3.21
5 Ragnar Ekberg   Sweden 3.19
6 Platt Adams   United States 3.11
Frank Holmes   United States 3.11
8–25 Tim Ahearne   Great Britain Unknown
George Barber   Canada Unknown
Wilfred Bleaden   Great Britain Unknown
Lionel Cornish   Great Britain Unknown
Léon Dupont   Belgium Unknown
Bram Evers   Netherlands Unknown
Walter Henderson   Great Britain Unknown
Jacobus Hoogveld   Netherlands Unknown
Frank Irons   United States Unknown
Jarl Jakobsson   Finland Unknown
Henri Jardin   France Unknown
Frederick Kitching   Great Britain Unknown
Evert Koops   Netherlands Unknown
Svend Langkjær   Denmark Unknown
Arthur Mallwitz   Germany Unknown
Alfred Motte   France Unknown
Sigmund Muenz   United States Unknown
Lancelot Stafford   Great Britain Unknown


  1. ^ Official report, p. 32.
  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Athletics 1908". Accessed 7 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].