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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Long Jump

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 8, 1924
Date Finished: July 8, 1924

Gold: USA DeHart Hubbard
Silver: USA Ned Gourdin
Bronze: NOR Sverre Hansen

Summary

The day before this event started, the world record in the long jump was broken by Bob LeGendre, while he was competing in the pentathlon. He was not entered in the long jump. The favorite was America’s DeHart Hubbard, having won the AAU in 1922-24 and the 1924 US Olympic Trials, but he stood only third after qualifying. Norway’s Sverre Hansen led the qualifying with 7.26 (23-10), with Edward “Ned” Gourdin, 1921 AAU Champion, in second place. But in the final rounds, Gourdin improved first to 7.275 (23-10½) and then Hubbard won with his 7.445 (24-5¼) jump. In 1925, Hubbard broke the world record with 7.89 (25-10¾). The sixth-place finisher, Christopher Mackintosh was an accomplished all-round sportsman. He won the Public Schools lawn tennis doubles in 1921, represented Oxford University at athletics, rugby football, and skiing, played rugby for Scotland on the wing in 1924 and was a member of the British crew that won the 4-man bobsleigh at the 1937 World Championships. Two of his daughters, Sheena (1948/52) and Vora (1952), were Olympic skiers.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 DeHart Hubbard 20 United States USA Gold 7.445
2 Ned Gourdin 26 United States USA Silver 7.275
3 Sverre Hansen 24 Norway NOR Bronze 7.260
4 Ville Tuulos 29 Finland FIN 7.070
5 Louis Wilhelme 23 France FRA 6.990
6 Chris Mackintosh 20 Great Britain GBR 6.920
7 Virgilio Tommasi 18 Italy ITA 6.890
8 Jaap Boot 21 Netherlands NED 6.860
9 Albert Rose 22 United States USA 6.855
10T Mikio Oda 19 Japan JPN 6.830
10T Pauli Sandström 24 Finland FIN 6.830
12 Sylvio Cator 23 Haiti HAI 6.810
13 Erling Aastad 26 Norway NOR 6.720
14T Richard Honner 26 Australia AUS 6.635
14T Dalip Singh 25 India IND 6.635
16 Marcel Guillouet 26 France FRA 6.620
17 Adolf Meier 22 Switzerland SUI 6.610
18 Alois Sobotka 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 6.590
19 Valter Ever 21 Estonia EST 6.585
20 Louis-Henri Albinet 25 France FRA 6.550
21 Väinö Rainio 28 Finland FIN 6.540
22 Gaston Médécin 23 Monaco MON 6.510
23 Paul Hammer 23 Luxembourg LUX 6.240
24 Paul Couillaud 30 France FRA 6.220
25 Josef Machaň 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 6.090
26 Kiril Petrunov Bulgaria BUL 6.000
27 Konstantinos Pantelidis Greece GRE 5.940
28 Francisco Contreras Mexico MEX 5.735
29T Alberto Jurado Ecuador ECU 5.680
29T Joseph Hilger Luxembourg LUX 5.680
31 Stanisław Sośnicki 27 Poland POL 5.670
32 Alfonso Stoopen Mexico MEX 5.480
AC William Comins 23 United States USA NM
AC Hannes de Boer 24 Netherlands NED NM