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Lewis Sheldon

Full name: Lewis Pendleton Sheldon
Gender: Male
Born: June 9, 1874 in Rutland, Vermont, United States
Died: February 18, 1960 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Dick Sheldon.

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Before graduating from Yale, Lewis Sheldon won the IC4A long jump in 1895 and 1896 although he did not compete in this event at the 1900 Olympics. In 1896, representing the New York AC, he also won the AAU All-Around title. In 1906 he went to London as a representative for financial institutions. This led to many official connections with European governments and he later received official decorations from the governments of France, Italy and Finland. He left France during World War II, but returned to his Biarritz estate after the German occupation ended.

Personal Bests: LJ – 22-8½ (6.92) (1895); TJ – 44-9 (13.64) (1900).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Standing High Jump United States USA 3 Bronze
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump United States USA 4
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 3 Bronze
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Standing Triple Jump United States USA 4

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 3 1.500

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 4 3.020

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 3 13.64

Men's Standing Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 4 9.45