Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest, Paris
Date Started: July 16, 1900
Date Finished: July 16, 1900
Format: Final only.
[Ray Ewry] won the first of his two consecutive gold medals in the standing triple jump, with a mark of 10.58 metres (34-8½). Ewry also won standing jump gold medals in Paris in the standing high jump and standing long jump. He would finish his Olympic career with 10 gold medals, including the 1906 Intercalated Olympics in Athinai, and was never defeated at the Olympics. The standing triple jump was contested again at St. Louis in 1904 but was then discontinued at the Olympics. American [Irv Baxter] won the silver medal as he had done in the standing high jump and long jump.
Though now termed the standing triple jump, in this era the event was usually called the hop, step, and jump. However, the rules, and the techniques used, varied greatly at this time. Recent research by members of the Association of Track & Field Statisticians (ATFS), strongly suggest that Ewry, at the least, used three standing jumps in this competition rather than any continuous hop, step, or jump combination.
|1||Ray Ewry||26||United States||USA||Gold||10.58|
|2||Irv Baxter||24||United States||USA||Silver||9.95|
|3||Bob Garrett||24||United States||USA||Bronze||9.50|
|4||Lewis Sheldon||25||United States||USA||9.45|
|AC||Frank Jarvis||21||United States||USA|
|AC||John McLean||22||United States||USA|
|AC||Daniel Horton||20||United States||USA|
|AC||Karl Gustaf Staaf||19||Sweden||SWE|