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Frank Irons

Full name: Francis Cleveland "Frank" Irons
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: March 23, 1886 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: June 19, 1942 in Palatine, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In winning the 1908 Olympic long jump, Frank Irons of the Chicago AA far exceeded any previous form he had shown and his winning jump of 24-6½ (7.48) placed him third on the all-time list behind O'Connor and Prinstein. In 1909 and 1910 he also won the AAU and topped the world ranking list in both years. Irons looked like a likely candidate to become the only man to defend an Olympic long jump title, but he was far from his best in Stockholm and finished in eighth place.

Irons also competed in the 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

Personal Bests: LJ – 24-6½ (7.48) (1908); TJ – 13.46 (1909).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump United States USA 8T
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump United States USA AC
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 16
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 9

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final Standings 8T 1.42 4-8
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 1.42 4-8
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 2 1.42 4-8

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 7.48 24-6½
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 7.48 24-6½
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 7.44 24-5
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 1 QU/OR 7.44 24-5
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 9 6.80
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 6.80
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5 6.80
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 6.80
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 6.72

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final Standings AC

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final Standings 16 12.67 41-7
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 16 12.67 41-7
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 7 12.67 41-7