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Sam Jones

Full name: Samuel Symington "Sam" Jones
Gender: Male
Height: 6'9" (205 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: January 16, 1880 in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 13, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Affiliations: New York University Violets, New York (USA) / NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Sam Jones won the IC4A high jump in 1900 and 1901 and the AAU title in 1901,1903, and 1904. His winning jump of 5-11 (1.80) at the 1904 Olympics was well below his best of 6-2 (1.88) which he cleared at the 1901 AAU championships. Jones attended NYU and was the school’s top all-round athlete. He played varsity football for four years, varsity gymnastics for three years, and captained the track team. After graduation, he made his career first as a civil engineer and eventually as a teacher.

Personal Best: HJ - 1.905 (1902).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA 4
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 7

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1904-08-31 Mitchel (USA) , Jones (USA) , Feuerbach (USA) , Dieges (USA) , Chadwick (USA) , Thias (USA) , Jacobs (USA) , Haberkorn (USA) , Friede (USA) , Kugler (GER)
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA Final Round Match #1 2 1904-09-01 Seiling (USA) , Olson (USA) , Magnusson (USA) , Johnson (USA) , Flanagan (USA) , Mitchel (USA) , Jones (USA) , Feuerbach (USA) , Dieges (USA) , Chadwick (USA)
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tug-Of-War New York Athletic Club-4 USA Classification Round 2-3 Match #2 2 1904-09-01 Upshaw (USA) , Seiling (USA) , Rose (USA) , Rodenberg (USA) , Braun (USA) , Mitchel (USA) , Jones (USA) , Feuerbach (USA) , Dieges (USA) , Chadwick (USA)

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 1 1.80 5-11

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 7