Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 30, 1906
Date Finished: April 30, 1906
Format: Final only.
Another interesting match-up, which paired Meyer Prinstein, Peter O'Connor, and high jump champion, Con Leahy. Leahy had trouble with his steps but still led throughout until O'Connor bested him in the last round. Prinstein was not a factor, as he had injured his ankle in the long jump.
At the end an interview, O'Connor described what he considered to be the final comeuppance, "The limit, however, was reached when the officials hoisted on the Olympic masts the three flags indicating the nationality of the first, second, and third winners of the long jump - the British Union Jack being flown for my being second. I was an accomplished gymnast in my youth and my active climbing of the post excited the spectators. At a height of about 20 feet, I unfurled my big green flag [of Ireland] and remained aloft for some considerable time waving it vigorously. Con Leahy assisted in the demonstration by keeping fighting guard at the foot of the pole, meantime waving his green flag and defying every effort of the officials to prevent the demonstration which caused a great sensation." Though O'Connor described this (in 1956) as having occurred after the long jump, which he won, American newspapers (specifically The Chicago Tribune) mentioned this occurrence, and noted that it happened after the triple jump, not the long jump.
|1||Peter O'Connor||33||Great Britain||GBR||Gold||14.075|
|2||Con Leahy||25||Great Britain||GBR||Silver||13.980|
|3||Tom Cronan||20||United States||USA||Bronze||13.700|
|6||Francis Connolly||19||United States||USA||12.750|
|8||Carl Alfred Pedersen||23||Norway||NOR||12.680|
|11||Meyer Prinstein||27||United States||USA||12.270|
|AC||James B. Connolly||37||United States||USA||NM|