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Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

Men's long jump
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueOlympisch Stadion
DatesAugust 17–18
Competitors29 from 11 nations
Track events
100 m   men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeplechase men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
3 km walk men
10 km walk men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men
56 lb weight throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon men
Decathlon men
Cross-country events
Individual men
Team men

The men's long jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, August 17, 1920 and on Wednesday, August 18, 1920.

29 long jumpers from eleven nations competed.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 7.61 United Kingdom Peter O'Connor Dublin (GBR) August 5, 1901
Olympic Record 7.60 United States Albert Gutterson Stockholm (SWE) July 12, 1912


The best six long jumpers qualified for the final.

Place Athlete Qual. Final
Distance Rank
1  William Petersson (SWE) 6.94 1 7.15
2  Carl Johnson (USA) 6.82 3 7.095
3  Erik Abrahamsson (SWE) 6.86 2 7.08
4  Dink Templeton (USA) 6.67 5 6.95
5  Erling Aastad (NOR) 6.62 6 6.885
6  Rolf Franksson (SWE) 6.73 4 6.73
7  Sol Butler (USA) 6.60
8  Einar Ræder (NOR) 6.585
9  Gösta Bladin (SWE) 6.57
10  Johan Johannesen (NOR) 6.565
11  John Merchant (USA) 6.50
 Eugène Coulon (FRA) 6.50
13  William Hunter (GBR) 6.42
14  Marcel Orfidan (FRA) 6.39
15  Hans Kindler (SUI) 6.34
16  Eero Lehtonen (FIN) 6.285
17  Charles Courtin (FRA) 6.23
18  Gustave De Bruyne (BEL) 6.20
19  Hugo Lahtinen (FIN) 6.19
20  Harold Abrahams (GBR) 6.05
21  Edmond Médécin (MON) 6.035
22  Charles Lively (GBR) 5.87
23  Henri Pleger (LUX) 5.815
24  Jean Lefèvre (BEL) 5.79
25  Julien Lehouck (BEL) 5.76
26  František Šretr (TCH) 5.55
27  Charles Guézille (FRA) 5.485
28  Paul Hammer (LUX) 5.45
29  Nicolas Kanivé (LUX) 5.415


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