Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's standing long jump

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Men's standing long jump
at the Games of the III Olympiad

Ray Ewry competing
VenueFrancis Field
DateAugust 29
Competitors4 from 1 nation
Winning distance3.45 WR
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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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.

Background[edit | edit source]

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.

Competition format[edit | edit source]

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

Records[edit | edit source]

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

World record Template:Flagathlete 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.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Time Round
Monday, 29 August 1904 Final

Results[edit | edit source]

Rank Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 Distance Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Ray Ewry  United States 3.35 3.39 3.43 3.45 3.45 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Biller  United States 3.08 3.16 3.22 3.26 3.26
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Charles King  United States 3.11 3.14 3.21 3.24 3.24
4 Henry Field  United States 3.05 3.04 3.10 3.15 3.15

Sources[edit | edit source]

Template:Footer Olympic Champions Standing Jumps Men