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Platt Adams

Full name: Platt Adams
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: March 23, 1885 in Belleville, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 27, 1961 in Normandy Beach, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Ben Adams.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Platt Adams won the AAU junior long jump in 1907 and then took 20 senior titles while representing the New York AC. Apart from his prowess in the standing jumps he finished fifth in the Olympic triple jump in 1908 and 1912 and was the leading American on each occasion. Platt Adams also competed in 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

In 1922 Adams was elected to the New Jersey State Assembly from Essex County. In 1923 he became the state boxing inspector. He later became chairman of the Newark Athletic Track & Field Committee. He also worked as a salesman for the Interchemical Corporation of Newark.

Personal Bests: SHJ – 5-4¼ (1.63) (1912); SLJ – 11-0¼ (3.36) (1912); HJ – 1.88 (1912); LJ – 23-3½ (7.10) (1912); TJ – 14.59 (1914); JT – 139-6 (42.52) (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump United States USA 5T
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump United States USA 6T
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 5
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style United States USA AC
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA NP QR
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing High Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump United States USA 2 Silver
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 5

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 1.70
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 7T 1.70
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.60 metres NP o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.70 metres 1T o

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I) H C/F/P
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings 5T 1.47 4-10
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 1.47 4-10
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 1.47 4-10
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 1.63
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.30 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.45 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.55 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.60 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.63 metres 1 o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1.66 metres 1 xxx
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 1.50
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 QU 1.50
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.30 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.35 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.45 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.48 metres 1 o
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1.50 metres 1 o

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings 6T 3.11 10-2½
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6T 3.11 10-2½
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3 3.11 10-2½
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 2 3.36
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1 3.36
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 3.36
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 2 3.34
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 3.24
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 3.32
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 3.32
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 3.23
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 3.18
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 3.32

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings 5 14.07 46-2
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 14.07 46-2
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 14.07 46-2
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 5 14.09
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 14.09
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 14.09
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 13.72
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 14.09
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A AC

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A AC