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Ben Adams

Full name: Benjamin Willard "Ben" Adams
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: March 31, 1890 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 14, 1961 in Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Platt Adams.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

A stalwart of the New York AC team for many years, Ben Adams never won an AAU title because his older brother monopolized them at that time. His second place in the standing high jump was a notable moment in Olympic history because this is the only time that brothers have finished 1-2 in a track and field event.

Ben Adams also competed in 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

Personal Bests: SHJ – 5-3 (1.60) (1912); SLJ – 10-9¼ (3.28) (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing High Jump United States USA 2 Silver
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 2 1.60
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.30 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.45 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.55 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.60 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.63 metres 2 xxx
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 1.50
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1T QU 1.50
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1.30 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1.35 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1.45 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1.50 metres 1T o

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 3 3.28
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3 3.28
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 3.18
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 3.23
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 3.28
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 3.28
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1 3.28
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 3.28
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 3.21
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 3.24
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