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Ed Hamm

Full name: Edward Barton "Ed" Hamm
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: April 13, 1906 in Lonoke, Arkansas, United States
Died: June 25, 1982 in Albany, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Atlanta (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While attending Georgia Tech, Ed Hamm won the NCAA in 1927 and 1928 and then took the 1928 AAU long jump with a world record of 25-11⅛ (7.90). At the Olympics, Hamm scored a comfortable win over Silvio Cator of Haiti with a new Olympic record of 25-4¼ (7.73), but a mere nine days later, Cator claimed the world record with the first jump ever over 26 feet – 26-0¼ (7.93).

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.90 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 1 7.73
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP mark unknown
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 7.73
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 7.68
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 7.66
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 7.22
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP pass
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 7.73
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 7.73