Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 15, 1912
Date Finished: July 15, 1912
The Ahearn(e) brothers were the top triple jumpers in the world in 1912. Tim Ahearne (GBR/IRL) was the defending champion and Olympic record holder. His brother, Dan Ahearn (USA), who had emigrated to the United States and changed the spelling of his last name, was the world record holder and had won the AAU Championship in 1910 and 1911. But neither was present in Stockholm.
In their absence the Swedes dominated the hop, step, and jump. They swept the first three places and garnered six of the top 12 places. Gustaf "Topsy" Lindblom, in his only Olympic appearance ever, had the two longest jumps with his first efforts in the qualifying, and won the gold medal easily over teammate, Georg Åberg, who had won the bronze medal in the long jump.
|5||Platt Adams||27||United States||USA||14.09|
|9||Charles Brickley||20||United States||USA||13.88|
|13||Eddie Farrell||25||United States||USA||13.57|
|19||Timothy Carroll||23||Great Britain||GBR||12.56|