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Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump


Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

Men's long jump
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 31 (qualifying and final)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's long jump event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 31, 1948. The final was won by American Willie Steele.



Final standings

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1st Willie Steele United States 7.825
2nd Theo Bruce Australia 7.555
3rd Herb Douglas United States 7.545
4 Lorenzo Wright United States 7.450
5 Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin Great Britain 7.270
6 Georges Damitio France 7.070
7 Harry Whittle Great Britain 7.030
8 Felix Würth Austria 7.000
9 Harry Askew Great Britain 6.935
10 Enrique Kistenmacher Argentina 6.800
11 Edward Adamczyk Poland 6.735

Key: OR = Olympic record


  • 1948 Summer Olympics results: Men's long jump, from retrieved 2010-07-04.
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