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Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 15, 1912
Date Finished: July 15, 1912

Gold: SWE Topsy Lindblom
Silver: SWE Georg Åberg
Bronze: SWE Erik Almlöf

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Topsy Lindblom 20 Sweden SWE Gold 14.76
2 Georg Åberg 19 Sweden SWE Silver 14.51
3 Erik Almlöf 20 Sweden SWE Bronze 14.17
4 Erling Vinne 19 Norway NOR 14.14
5 Platt Adams 27 United States USA 14.09
6 Edvard Larsen 30 Norway NOR 14.06
7 Hjalmar Ohlsson 20 Sweden SWE 14.01
8 Nils Fixdal 22 Norway NOR 13.96
9 Charles Brickley 20 United States USA 13.88
10 Gustaf Nordén 27 Sweden SWE 13.81
11 Juho Halme 23 Finland FIN 13.79
12 Inge Lindholm 19 Sweden SWE 13.74
13 Eddie Farrell 25 United States USA 13.57
14 Otto Bäurle 25 Germany GER 13.52
15 Patrik Ohlsson 22 Sweden SWE 13.45
16 Gustav Krojer 26 Austria AUT 13.45
17 Skotte Jacobsson 24 Sweden SWE 13.33
18 Cal Bricker 27 Canada CAN 13.25
19 Timothy Carroll 23 Great Britain GBR 12.56
20 Arthur Maranda 24 Canada CAN 12.53