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Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

Men's long jump
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
VenueStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
DatesJuly 8
Competitors34 from 22 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
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
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 1924 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 8, 1924.

34 long jumpers from 22 nations competed.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to this competition.

World Record 7.765 United States Robert LeGendre Paris (FRA) July 7, 1924
Olympic Record 7.765 United States Robert LeGendre Paris (FRA) July 7, 1924

Robert LeGendre, who did not compete in this event, set a new world record in the pentathlon contest one day earlier. He improved the old records:

World Record 7.69 United States Edward Gourdin Cambridge (GBR) July 23, 1923
Olympic Record 7.60 United States Albert Gutterson Stockholm (SWE) July 12, 1912



The best six long jumpers, all four groups counted together, qualified for the final. In this case seven competitors were allowed to participated in the fianal, because two jumpers tied in sixth place in the qualification. The jumping order and the jumping series are notavailable.

Group 1

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  DeHart Hubbard (USA) 7.12 3 Q
2  Pauli Sandström (FIN) 6.83 10
3  Richard Honner (AUS) 6.635 14
 Dalip Singh (IND) 6.635 14
5  Alois Sobotka (TCH) 6.59 18
6  Valter Ever (EST) 6.585 19
7  Louis Albinet (FRA) 6.55 20
8  Edmond Médécin (MON) 6.51 22
9  Kiril Petrunov (BUL) 6.00 26
10  Konstantinos Pantelidis (GRE) 5.94 27
11  Francisco Contreras (MEX) 5.735 28
12  Stanisław Sośnicki (POL) 5.67 31

Group 2

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Sverre Hansen (NOR) 7.26 1 Q
2  Vilho Tuulos (FIN) 7.07 4 Q
3  Christopher MacKintosh (GBR) 6.88 6 Q
4  Albert Rose (USA) 6.855 9
5  Paul Couillaud (FRA) 6.22 24
6  Josef Macháň (TCH) 6.09 25
7  Alberto Jurado (ECU) 5.68 29
8  Alfonso Stoopen (MEX) 5.48 32

Group 3

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Louis Wilhelme (FRA) 6.99 5 Q
2  Jaap Boot (NED) 6.86 8
3  Mikio Oda (JPN) 6.83 10
4  Erling Aastad (NOR) 6.72 13
5  Adolf Meier (SUI) 6.61 17
6  Väinö Rainio (FIN) 6.54 21
7  Jos Hilger (LUX) 5.68 29
 William Comins (USA) NM -

Group 4

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
1  Edward Gourdin (USA) 7.19 2 Q
2  Virgilio Tommasi (ITA) 6.88 6 Q
3  Silvio Cator (HAI) 6.81 12
4  Marcel Guillouet (FRA) 6.62 16
5  Paul Hammer (LUX) 6.24 23
 Hannes de Boer (NED) NM -


The final was held on the same day.

Place Athlete Qual. Width Final Width Distance
1  DeHart Hubbard (USA) 7.12 7.445 7.445
2  Edward Gourdin (USA) 7.19 7.275 7.275
3  Sverre Hansen (NOR) 7.26 7.26
4  Vilho Tuulos (FIN) 7.07 7.07
5  Louis Wilhelme (FRA) 6.99 6.99
6  Christopher MacKintosh (GBR) 6.88 6.92 6.92
7  Virgilio Tommasi (ITA) 6.88 6.89 6.89


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